This is to thank Annie Gilbar for her excellent optimistic Letter from the Editor. It impressed me so much I shared it with my business partners. Optimism goes a long way in our business.
Donald A. Driftmier, Ontario
I was so moved by the editors letter that I made copies, highlighted the first sentenceI am an optimistand included it with my Christmas cards. She could not have expressed my sentiments better. Optimism will help us to make it through. Spread the word with your actions!
Brooke Beahm, San Clemente
Your editors letter about optimism is insightful and delusional at once. I passionately agree parenting is the greatest responsibility of our existence. Unfortunately, parenting and marriage are in great disarray, largely because of economic pressures. You have inspired me to make my voice heard in this small way. May the new year bring kindness and trust, loyalty and respect, hope and joy and all the other attributes of that mystery called love.
Ronald Bruno, Temecula
Liz Clamans interview with Magic Johnson was inspirational and busts the myth that doing business in an urban area is unprofitable. His success is a source of pride to all of Los Angeles. However, they discussed Johnsons enterprises at Ladera Center, located in Ladera Heights. Why is it the author identifies this predominantly African-American area as South Central?
Keith Jefferies, Sherman Oaks
Editors Response: You are absolutely right. Both Magic and Liz, of course, know Ladera Center is in Ladera Heights, not South Central. Thanks for your geographic vigilance. Your use of the word douchebag in Overheard was inappropriate for a classy magazine. I know youre trying to be young and hip, but this went too far.
JoAnna Barnett, Los Angeles
Editors Response: My mother agrees!
Bravo! Finally Los Angeles has a great magazine to read from cover to cover. Like a bag of freshly opened chipsits impossible to stop until youve read every article. Its wonderful to find so many diverse stories that focus on design and creativity here in Los Angeles. I eagerly look forward to each issue to get your take on the latest in fashion, food and design.
Sheila Speer, West Hollywood
I have been a subscriber since arriving in Los Angeles in 1978, and Ive always considered our newspaper to be one of the finest in the country. I applaud you for the new styling of the Sunday magazineit finally represents the quality that this publication should exhibit. I hope that, at times, you will include articles on global interests.
Dr. Martin Blain, Woodland Hills