Horseback riding is part of the Arroyo Seco scene: Letters |Sep 19, 2017

Horses in the Arroyo In reporter Steve Scauzillo’s story Sunday (Sept.

Let Dreamers stay in only country they know: Letters |Sep 18, 2017

American Dreamers Regarding your Question of the Week, “Should ‘Dreamers’ be allowed to stay?” (Sept.

Eugenics proponent is falsely demonized: Letters |Sep 15, 2017

Sanger and racism Re: “Selective racism charges” (Letters, Sept.

In what way was President Obama successful with North Korea?: Letters |Sep 14, 2017

In what way was Obama successful with Korea? I made a valiant attempt to follow up on letter writer Richard Dorsey’s claim that the Obama administration was highly successful in its “carrot and stick” approach with North Korea.

Hillary Clinton knows all too well ‘What Happened’: Letters |Sep 13, 2017

We know ‘What Happened’ There is another book with the same title as the new release from Hillary Clinton, “What Happened.” It was written by Scott McClellan, published in 2008, and is about the presidential administration of George W.

Stormwater-fee bill affirms voters’ intent: Letters |Sep 12, 2017

Stormwater-fee bill affirms voters’ intent Re: “Gov. Brown should block stormwater-fee bill” (editorial, Sept.

U.S. Postal Service must be bailed out: Letters |Sep 11, 2017

Who’s got mail? An article in the Sept. 7 paper reported that the U.

Sen. Feinstein is right to be patient with Trump: Letters |Sep 8, 2017

Take a bow, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, for patience It’s funny how often I will see a letter in the morning paper addressing some issue whose resolution is announced elsewhere in the paper.

Ex-Supervisor Antonovich urges ‘Hellboy’ boycott: Letters |Sep 7, 2017

Boycott ‘Hellboy’ Once again, the Hollywood political left-wing elite exercised their discriminatory bigotry by being outraged at the casting of British actor Ed Skrein to play Asian Major Ben Daimio in Lionsgate’s motion picture “Hellboy: Rise of The Blood Queen.

Columbus never came to California: Letters |Sep 6, 2017

Columbus and California A letter writer asks (Sept. 3) if Columbus had shown respect to the natives would the missionaries not have beaten the California native children? Have we gone totally bananas? Columbus never got near California.

No surprise that Trump pardoned Arpaio: Letters |Sep 5, 2017

A bigot pardons a bigot Regarding your Question of the Week, “Was President Trump right to pardon Joe Arpaio?”: It surprised no one, I’m sure, that our bigot in chief pardoned that fellow bigot for the crimes he committed.

They’re trying to water Alhambra’s historic trees: Letters |Sep 4, 2017

Alhambra’s water brigade I joined in with the efforts by the Marengo Water Brigade to plead with Alhambra’s City Council at the most recent public meeting to reconsider their inappropriate approval — they have not followed City of Alhambra’s​ own outlined protocol — and raise awareness in surrounding neighborhood about what was in store for the proposed Camellia Court property.

Gender pay inequality isn’t necessarily unfair: Letters |Sep 1, 2017

There’s more at work in gender pay inequities Kevin Smith wrote (Aug.

Stop the Cadiz water project boondoggle: Letters |Aug 31, 2017

Cadiz is a boondoggle The recent op-ed from Tony Cardenas and Paul Cook (Aug.

Many CSU students come hopelessly unprepared: Letters |Aug 30, 2017

Unprepared CSU students Re “Speeding up CSU graduations must not dumb down degrees” by Thomas Elias (Aug.

Trump supporters reap what they sow: Letters |Aug 29, 2017

Trump’s whirlwind effect Recent stories regarding the dismay and confusion the antics of our president have created in the Republican Party add up to too little, too late for them.

Hurricane Harvey and the impact of clean energy: Letters |Aug 28, 2017

Energy and Harvey As I read “Rescuers pluck hundreds from rising floodwaters in Houston” (Aug.

Does Edison own the trees, even? Letters |Aug 25, 2017

SCE and the trees I am writing to add my voice to the many who have been trying to grapple with Southern California Edison’s assault on our community that came to light last week.

School put students on lockdown during eclipse: Letters |Aug 24, 2017

Locked out of the eclipse It’s an unfortunate fact that California’s students test below the national average on science. Yet, instead of using Monday’s eclipse as a great opportunity to get the students excited about science, the Norwalk-La Mirada School District decided to put all the students at my daughter’s elementary school on lockdown specifically to prevent them from observing the eclipse.

The emergence of unusually hostile people: Letters |Aug 23, 2017

Americans vs. Americans Obviously, not everyone agrees on everything in this country, especially when it comes to politics, and actually that’s the sign of a healthy democracy.

Closing Irwindale Raceway is not a slick idea: Letters |Aug 22, 2017

Closing Irwindale Raceway On Jan. 31, Irwindale Raceway will close for good. No more 1/8-mile drag strip, no more drifting, no more midget racing. In its place will be another shopping mall.

What’s wrong with California bipartisanship?: Letters |Aug 21, 2017

Mayes and the GOP Re the Question of the Week, “Should Mayes quit GOP leader post?”: The question refers to Chad Mayes, the California Republican Assembly leader, voting with Democrats to pass Assembly Bill 398.

What it’s really like being a neighbor to a pot store: Letters |Aug 18, 2017

What it’s really like being a neighbor to a pot store I read your recent editorial headlined “Pasadena must stop harassing pot shops.

Is it too late to say no to 2028 Olympics?: Letters |Aug 17, 2017

No to 2028 Olympics Regarding the 2028 Olympics for Los Angeles, no matter what the Los Angeles City Council has decided, I still say don’t do it! We don’t need it.

California’s solar-energy future will not be eclipsed: Letters |Aug 16, 2017

California’s solar-energy future will not be eclipsed It seems like everyone is fleeing the Golden State for Monday’s solar eclipse, since California will only see a partial eclipse.

Don’t blame Trump for problems in race relations: Letters |Aug 15, 2017

Fake history I condemn the mowing down of left-wing protesters by car, just as I condemn the mowing down of Republican congressmen by bullets. But guess which will get more news coverage? The story

Favorite political joke is a piece of dark humor: Letters |Aug 14, 2017

The markets were up Re your request for a favorite political joke (Aug. 8), I recall this cartoon from The New Yorker: A man sits with some small children in a cave. He wears a tattered suit, and the children are looking up at him.

Lowering requirements devalues college degrees: Letters |Aug 11, 2017

CSU’s low expectations The California State University system and the state’s community colleges are guilty of the soft bigotry of low expectations (June 25).

The wild parrots of Temple City: Letters |Aug 10, 2017

The wild and loud parrots now nesting in Temple City Don’t get me wrong, I love animals. But these wild green parrots in Temple City have gotten out of control, and something needs to be done.

Stop President Trump from exercising nuclear option: Letters |Aug 9, 2017

Stop the president from exercising nuclear option I am appalled by President Trump’s threat to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against North Korea, which almost certainly would lead to war and millions of deaths.

Pasadena mayor should support Paris climate accords: Letters |Aug 8, 2017

Mayors and the climate Pasadena now experiences 26 days annually of extreme heat (95 degrees and above). Even with the Paris climate accords, experts predict this number of days will double in 25 years.

GOP has been taken over by ‘Trumplicans’: Letters |Aug 7, 2017

Our Question of the Week asked, What does the Republican Party stand for? The Trumplican Party As a nearly life-long Republican, I left that party a couple of years ago because it no longer represents the ideals I have held since I first voted for President Dwight Eisenhower.

Now, focus on improving Affordable Care Act: Letters |Aug 4, 2017

Now, improve the ACA Now that the years long effort of the Republican Party to repeal the Affordable Care Act has crashed and burned, it is time to ask: Can we finally admit that the politicians, from our fake president on down, who have been shrieking about the “death spiral” of the ACA or its “burden” on the free choice of Americans, were handing us a line of hooey? While these betrayers of Americans sat around, sometimes in secret sessions, convincing themselves that they were doing the public will, most Americans moved past the smoke screen of lies and decided that providing health care to all, including our most vulnerable, was good public policy.

Hydrogen is the future of truck technology: Letters |Aug 3, 2017

Hydrogen is the future Thank you for the article (July 31) on “global-warming-fighting” heavy-duty truck technologies, and finally giving equal time to hydrogen fuel cell technology, rather than the more typical obscure “honorable mention” (if it’s mentioned at all),as has been the usual treatment in the past.

Senate must prevent a recess appointment: Letters |Aug 2, 2017

No to recess appointment I have cerebral palsy and use a wheelchair. I have taken time away from my search for an internship related to my studies at Fuller Theological Seminary to start a petition to the U.

Democrats, Republicans need each other: Letters |Aug 1, 2017

Parties need each other Re letters lauding Democrats (Aug. 1): I think all well-meaning people want fairness and protection for the good of the country.

Democrats want fairness: Letters |Jul 31, 2017

Our Question of the Week asked, What does the Democratic Party stand for? Democrats want fairness Democrats believe in fairness and equal rights and upholding the U.

Don’t blame hunters for lead poisoning in birds: Letters |Jul 28, 2017

Don’t blame hunters for lead poisoning in birds Reports of lead poisoning in carrion-eating birds, such as an article by Associated Press writer Mary Esch (July 17), immediately incriminate hunters and ignore other sources of contamination.

More to the story of steelhead trout in the Arroyo: Letters |Jul 27, 2017

Oversimplifying steelhead The newspaper’s July 22 article on steelhead recovery in the Arroyo Seco didn’t mention some important points.

A Boy Scout opts out after Trump’s Jamboree address: Letters |Jul 26, 2017

Boycotting the Boy Scouts As an Eagle Scout and member of the Order of the Arrow, I find that inviting Donald Trump to speak at the Boy Scout Jamboree to promote himself and politicize the Boy Scouts as partisan props is absolutely disgraceful.

USC dean scandal raises issues for Pasadena police: Letters |Jul 25, 2017

USC dean scandal raises issues for Pasadena police USC announced that it’s hiring an independent legal investigator to get to the bottom of the Carmen Poliafito affair, in which the former dean of the university’s medical school, a doctor in stratospheric standing, picked up from the hospital his girlfriend who’d overdosed on methamphetamine at Pasadena’s Hotel Constance, rented another room and continued partying.

Concerns about going solar at Mt. SAC: Letters |Jul 24, 2017

Some concerns about going solar at Mt. SAC I am concerned about the proposed solar farm location at Mt. San Antonio College, in my city. As I travel around the San Gabriel Valley, I have noticed high schools and businesses with solar panels on roofs and carports, and can’t understand why the college is so insistent upon putting solar panels near homes and a major thoroughfare.

Democrats’ supermajority in California must end: Letters |Jul 21, 2017

Democrats’ supermajority in California must end When will the voters in California wake up and remove the supermajority hold the Democrats have on state government? Let’s look at just a few of the ridiculous laws enacted by these elected officials: 1.

Political culture shouldn’t make crime acceptable: Letters |Jul 20, 2017

The crime of politics There exists in America a culture that believes crime is acceptable for political beliefs. Conservatives turn a deaf ear to President Trump colluding with the Russian enemy to justify undermining the political opposition.

Drugs and the USC dean: Letters |Jul 19, 2017

Drugs and the USC dean Regarding “Missing OD report led to reprimand” (July 18), following on the Los Angeles Times investigation into the drug use of Carmen Puliafito, the former dean of the USC medical school, who was with a girlfriend when she overdosed in Pasadena’s Hotel Constance: Even though I live in Arcadia, I am disappointed with the Pasadena Police Department’s behavior and the City Council’s behavior.

Metro bike sharing makes Uber and Lyft look good: Letters |Jul 18, 2017

Pasadena’s bike sharing How nice to see Pasadena Mayor Tornek and other politicos happily pedaling their Metro rental bikes (July 15) in the inauguration of this program to encourage more to use bicycles.

What do you want in the next California governor? Readers respond: Letters |Jul 17, 2017

Our Question of the Week asked readers, What qualities do you want in the next governor of California? A checklist for choosing California’s next governor 1.

U.S. needs more vetting or immigrants, not a wall: Letters |Jul 14, 2017

Vetting instead of a wall According to one letter writer (July 14), the wall referred to in President Reagan’s “tear down this wall” speech was different than the wall President Trump has planned.

Loss of privacy at airport is small enough price to pay: Letters |Jul 13, 2017

Loss of privacy at airport is small enough price to pay Privacy advocates are concerned enough about face scans at airports to call them a step toward a surveillance state.

When they take away the local mailboxes: Letters |Jul 12, 2017

The case of the suddenly missing American mailbox I went to mail a letter the other day and discovered that the local mailbox had been removed! That’s what happens when a service falls into the hands of bean counters.