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  • Letters

    Horseback riding is part of the Arroyo Seco scene: Letters

    Horses in the Arroyo In reporter Steve Scauzillo’s story Sunday (Sept. 17) about uses of the Arroyo Seco, Pasadena Mayor Tornek’s statements regarding equestrian facilities in Hahamongna were incomplete. Rose Bowl Riders has no direct contract with city of Pasadena — yet.

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  • Opinion

    Not so fast with plan to add L.A. County supervisors

    Last month, we warned Los Angeles County residents about a proposal zooming down Interstate 5 from Sacramento, a county government reform measure of dubious merit and motivation. The proposed Senate Constitutional Amendment 12, by Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Cerritos, would have required Los Angeles County to enlarge its Board of Supervisors from five to seven members and elect a county executive. Some things have changed since then. The call for an elected county executive has been...

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  • Columns

    Air traffic delays costly to California industry, consumers; Congress can help: Guest commentary

    Southern California has long been a center of aviation and aerospace technology. So it’s painfully ironic that our region has been harmed more than most by the federal government’s failure to upgrade the air traffic control system. The problem is not a lack of investment in airport improvements. It’s petty Washington politics combined with an overly bureaucratic agency, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), that has systematically failed to make upgrades...

    By David Fleming|

  • Editorials

    Congress needs to pass new war authorizations

    As Americans observed the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. military action continued across the greater Mideast under the same old authorizations that lawmakers passed into law in 2001 and 2002. Far too much time has passed since those congressional authorizations for use of military force, or AUMFs. The world has changed. The battlefields have expanded. New enemies have arisen. It’s time to bring the AUMFs to an official end and vote on what to replace them with.

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  • Letters

    Let Dreamers stay in only country they know: Letters

    American Dreamers Regarding your Question of the Week, “Should ‘Dreamers’ be allowed to stay?” (Sept. 12): Donald Trump is not only trying to rewrite the Constitution. He is also trying to rewrite the Bible. When did we decide to punish children for the sins of their fathers? Dreamers should be allowed to stay...

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  • Editorials

    Should Manson follower Van Houten be paroled? Question of the Week

    Leslie Van Houten, convicted of murder as a member of the Charles Manson “family” cult, has been recommended for parole by a state panel. The decision must be reviewed by the Parole Board and Gov. Jerry Brown. Last year, Brown said no to releasing Van Houten. Is it time to parole Leslie Van Houten? That’s our Question of the Week for...

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  • Columns

    Rebelling against our parents’ casual bigotry: Guest commentary

    Stephen Sondheim has given the world many unforgettable lyrics in musical theater. One that has been coming to mind lately is from “Into the Woods,” in his song “Children Will Listen.” “Careful the things you say, children will listen,” the lyrics go. “Children will look to you for which way to turn, to learn what to be. Careful before you say, ‘Listen to me.’ Children will listen.” Our nation has Nazis and KKK...

    By Kathleen Vallee Stein|

  • Columns

    An age of disasters — and how to deal with it: Joel Kotkin

    HOUSTON — When Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston, followed by a strong hurricane in Florida, much of the media response indicated that the severe weather was a sign of catastrophic climate change, payback for mass suburbanization — and even a backlash by Mother Nature against the election of President Donald Trump. Yet, these assumptions are often exaggerated. Although climate change could well worsen these incidents, this recent surge of hurricanes followed a decade of...

    By Joel Kotkin|

  • Columns

    Diagnosing Trump — an unhinged case study

    Only seven months into his puzzling presidency, Donald Trump has accomplished an odd achievement: He’s made Sigmund Freud relevant again. Although the father of psychoanalysis is no longer fashionable, the Freudian concept of psychological projection is alive and well. “I think he’s crazy,” said Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, speaking into an open microphone about Trump. J. Brien Comey, father of fired FBI director Jim Comey, thinks Trump belongs...

    By Carl M. Cannon|

  • Editorials

    Rent control defies basic economics

    Despite all the housing-related proposals in Sacramento, lawmakers have apparently yet to learn that more government involvement, making housing more expensive and less profitable, is never going to solve the state’s housing affordability problems. Discussions of housing oftentimes tend to focus on single-family developments or other types of housing for purchase, and neglect rental properties, which is unfortunate, since rentals make up nearly half of the housing stock in...

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