Fulfill your privilege -- and let’s work together
Now do you believe you count?
How many times have too many of you said, “No, I don’t vote -- my
vote doesn’t count anyway!” Does this election prove to you that all
Last year I said, and I repeat now, if voters had come out last
year for the election as they did for this one, we wouldn’t have had
to have this expensive election. Bill Simon would have been governor
instead of Gray Davis again.
Remember -- your vote does count, and it’s your privilege and your
duty to do so! We have many people serving our country at all times
and many fighting now for our freedoms. Back them up by doing your
Let’s all pull together now to make our beautiful state a very
positive state. Be good to each other and those you meet and find
less fault with each other.
S. EILEEN STEVENS
Struggles loom without arts grant funding
The Performing Arts in Burbank are in jeopardy. Grant funds have
been cut. I speak for all the organizations, but especially the
Burbank Chorale, where one-third of our income depends on grants from
the city. As the oldest singing organization in the San Fernando
Valley, we provide a valuable community service by offering four free
concerts every year to the public.
We have salaries to pay to Artistic Director Misha Shtangrud and
Accompanist John Tveit. We cannot exist without them. They are
wonderful and the chorale is sounding the best it ever has! Just come
to one of our concerts and hear for yourself what this dedicated
group of singers has accomplished. We pay dues but many cannot afford
to pay more.
I hope the city can somehow find a way to continue to provide the
funding that we so desperately need.