Paul Thornton is the Los Angeles Times’ letters editor. He joined the editorial pages in 2005 as a researcher and occasional editorial writer and also served as a Web producer. A UC Berkeley graduate, he lives in Alhambra with his wife, two sons and two cats.
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June gloom, majestic mountain forests, beautiful beaches — L.A. stands to lose a lot to global warming, stirring deep feelings of climate grief.
Opinion: They survived the 1945 Battle of Manila or had family who did. Read their letters
One reader who lived through the Battle of Manila 78 years ago says seeing an article about in The Times awakened old traumas. Others expressed appreciation.
This El Niño will give us a taste of life in a world with 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming, plus more from the week in Opinion.
Opinion: The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence do great work. Some readers say they still cross a line
The Sisters deserve “to be honored as a model of community service, morality, compassion and nonviolent activism,” says a reader. Others find their dress needlessly offensive.
Alhambra, dominated for decades by leaders who wanted to build a freeway, is trying to improve street safety. Other San Gabriel Valley cities are doing the same.
A 250-mile range EV that starts around $25,000 is exactly what we need but soon will no longer have, plus more from the week in Opinion.
Culver City gets rid of a bike lane. GM gets rid of its most affordable EV. This isn’t what we’re supposed to be doing in the era of climate change.
A recent opinion piece decrying the state of public charging spawned a lively discussion among letter writers, some of whom shared the experiences road tripping in EVs.
Fox News emerges only a little poorer from a defamation lawsuit that promised a true reckoning, plus more from the week in Opinion.
We were warned winter downpours would mean suffering in the spring. Sadly, allergy seasons will only get longer, but there are a few small reasons to hope.