LIVING & LEARNING
What a thrill it was to read about Pom queen Lynda Resnick. Fresh out of business school, I was hired by the Franklin Mint (owned then by the Resnicks) in 1986. For eight years, she provided me with education and experience no lecture hall ever could.
Mel Green, Century City
THE PLANE TRUTH
Each time I was going to put down your March issue, I saw another article that grabbed my attention. I especially want to commend you on Annie Jacobsens What Plane? I am an avid SR-71 enthusiast (the fastest air-breathing jet known to mankind, also developed in Burbank), but I had been unaware of OXCART. I am so pleased that you are doing this type of story in your magazine.
Catherine DuPont, Pasadena
Thanks to Annie Jacobsen for an outstanding article on Lockheeds attempt to build an invisible airplane in Burbank in the 1950s. I cant wait for her follow-up.
Floyd Brown, Newport Beach
Editors Response: Its hereshe talks to five Area 51 insiders on page 26.
ITS ALL IN THE MIX
There is such a variety in every issue of LA. I would never have thought to put together a story on the Lakers and the Hispanic community with young Lily Collins at the inauguration and, what turned out to be a great surprise, a citrus story that was so human and touchable. I like the lobster in La Cage aux Folles. It doesnt mean I wouldnt have wanted a hat I could actually wear, but it did get my attention. So do most of your articles.
Meghan Barilian, Alhambra
Thank you for consistently giving us a magazine we cant wait to read. Our entire family loved the story on making paella with citrus (and thanks for having the recipes online). We read The Style List religiously, and I must say that shoe really made my daughter stand up and notice. And she is only six. Keep up the good work.
Joyce Ziffrenly, Glendale
Awesome March issue. I have been using Annie Gilbars new philosophyrespond, not reactand it works. Whoa! What a life-changing tool.
Joe Perkins, Costa Mesa
Id bet a months pay (which I cannot afford to give up these days) that if editor Annie Gilbar would ask her girlfriend Nicole Avant to ask her girlfriend Michelle Obama what she thought of the utterly impractical girl-on-a-ring fashions, wed hear our stylish yet practical First Ladys peals of laughter all the way from Washington, D.C.!
Marcy Rothenberg, Porter Ranch
Can hardly wait for the gals to be strolling Larchmont Boulevard in the latest spring fashions you show, like the outfit thats featured on the March cover of LA. Wow, what a hat!
Keith Johnson, Los Angeles
Okay, the clothes in your fashion stories are actually mostly cute. Love the crazy jewelrywhat I can see of itand its good to see trends, but why must all the models look so...brain-dead? Why must their eyes always be ringed with charcoal? Theyre hanging off a swing, for heavens sakethey should be having more fun! But you werent wrong about one thing: It definitely made me think.
Linda Campanella Jauron, San Fernando
THE IS HAVE IT
Lily Collins piece about her trip to D.C. for the inauguration was cute, but you need to help this young writer curtail her use of the first person. Forty-six times is a bit much.
David Comden, Ventura
Editors Response: She is indeed young, but its a first-person piece!