Opinion

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: On the way toward Washington

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: On the way toward Washington

For me, it’s always been the journey and not the destination. That’s the only rationale that explains my buddy Dan Moore’s harebrained idea to drive across the country in the dead of winter to attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration. The event’s theme, “Uniquely American,” recognizes the symbolic...

Mailbag

  • Mailbag: Let the future have a say

    Re: “Portantino wants to put Obama on local map,” Dec. 29. Before agreeing to name anything public after anyone who is currently serving in an office (and did not donate millions of dollars for it) let’s first let future years tell us what kind of legacy he or she really left. What’s the rush?G....

  • Op-Ed: Ready to work for the California Dream

    Op-Ed: Ready to work for the California Dream

    Here we are — it is the beginning of a new year and the start of the 2017-18 Legislative Session. I want to formally introduce our team and myself as well as give you a few updates on my progress as your new member of the state Assembly. Thank you so much for allowing me this great opportunity...

  • Mailbag: Facing ‘mean girls’ in the workplace

    After reading the front-page (above the fold) article Jan. 5 about the unlawful sex discrimination claim filed by Principal Christine Castillo against the LCUSD, I noticed the glaring facts that the allegations mentioned are pointed at two females — LCUSD Supt. Wendy Sinnette and former Associate...

  • Mailbag: Confusion over the controversy

    There were some relatively long-winded responses to the In Theory column, “When a greeting becomes grating."“Merry Christmas” is a holiday greeting. Christmas is a well established holiday and “merry” means enjoy. It is not proselyting but a simple display of good wishes for the day and the season....

  • Mailbag: Freeway issue is a small one

    Recently elected state Sen. Anthony Portantino, a former member of the La Cañada Flintridge City Council, decided among his first legislative acts to name a portion of the 134 Freeway the President Barack H. Obama Freeway. While there may be several other important issues on the list of needs for...

Religion

In Theory: What should be said at Trump's inauguration?

In Theory: What should be said at Trump's inauguration?

In his latest "Martini Judaism" column, Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin ponders the question, "What should Rabbi Hier say at the inauguration?" Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, has been invited by President-elect Donald Trump to offer a blessing at the...

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