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More to the story of steelhead trout in the Arroyo: Letters

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A Boy Scout opts out after Trump’s Jamboree address: Letters

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 absolut...

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    Debate about health care hard for normal people to understand: Letters

    Flimflam on health care The debate about health care is hard for a normal person to comprehend. Leaving aside the deluded who talk about the “failed” Affordable Care Act, when it’s more accurate to speak about the flawed ACA, you have to wonder at the Republican leadership’s campaign. Instead of offering solutions to the problems of the ACA, the leaders are demanding a repeal and replacement by a “better” system. In my...

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    Watching Rose Bowl fireworks could be safer and saner: Letters

    Watching July 4 fireworks could be safer and saner On the Fourth of July, my daughter, our friends and I participated in a time-honored local tradition: watching the Rose Bowl fireworks from the Colorado Street Bridge. A not-so-safe tradition is the cars that pull over on the shoulder of the 134 Freeway on the bridge paralleling the street to watch the fireworks. Only once did we see a Pasadena Police Department cruiser move them away. As a nurse practitioner...

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    Answers needed about police surveillance: Letters

    Who’s watching over us? Thank you for the editorial (June 30) on law enforcement surveillance and concerns for invasion of privacy. What are the surveillance technologies currently being used by Pasadena police? Has a cost-benefit analysis been done, and has it involved or been shared with the public? Have the public...

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    USA still has much to celebrate on July 4: Letters

    Born in the USA Re your Question of the Week (June 27), “Is the United States still first on July 4th?”: A robust answer is yes, and it is the only correct way to respond to this inquiry. A quick look at this majestic country of ours will put this question to rest. To begin with, what other country in the world would...

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    Fixing air travel starts with airline management: Letters

    Fixing air travel starts with airline management Your June 21 editorial (“Air traffic control reform is long overdue”) missed some key points about privatization of air traffic control. Proponents of the privatization have promised the moon, but when you actually look at the causes of problems like airline delays, you find...

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    L.A. County Board of Supervisors should be expanded: Letters

    Board of Supervisors should be expanded Once upon a time, I might have been prone to agree with commentary writer Joseph Charney (June 4) that expanding the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors was unwise, if not unnecessary. However, after years of observing the supervisors, I’ve become a strong supporter of...

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    Reporting on minimum wage downplays the positive: Letters

    Bias on wage hike The story “Study: Wage increase hurt jobs” (June 28) on the impact of the minimum wage showed unfortunate bias. Not emphasized were results from the recent UC Berkeley study showing overall gains for minimum wage workers. Apparently the reporter found time only to talk with the...

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    San Gabriel Mountains National Monument under attack by Trump: Letters

    Monumental decisions Regarding the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and the Trump administration’s efforts to put our monument, and 26 others, under review: The mountains, which frame the background to Los Angeles County and occupy 70 percent of its open space, are under attack by the administration. As a recent transplant to the Los Angeles area who’s still working to acclimate to life in this mega-metropolis, I’ve found the mountains...

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    Former Harvard admittees learn an early life lesson: Letters

    Early lessons at Harvard Regarding Erwin Chemerinsky’s June 22 column about the students who had their admissions to Harvard College rescinded after setting up a racially and sexually charged Facebook page: The students have every right to say what they want. We are guaranteed freedom of speech in this country. However, they also must be responsible...

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    Better to let Ted Nugent perform: Letters

    Nugent’s big Pasadena gig Re Larry Wilson’s column (June 21) on a Pasadena venue being asked to cancel its upcoming Ted Nugent concert: Our Ted has never been on my radar, and even less so after I learned of his hunting habits; I ate an awful lot of rabbits and squirrels (yes, they are plenty big enough to eat in Illinois) that my dad bagged with...

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