In Other News

Sadly, patriotism becomes a political football

By The Editorial Board|

Puerto Rico requires relief and rebuilding

Puerto Rico is in crisis. Hurricane Maria wiped out the U.S. territory’s agriculture, its infrastructure and its power. Medical care and even food is running out in some areas. Although FEMA’s response to date has been laudable, m...

By The Editorial Board|

MOST RECENT STORIES

  • Letters

    Let’s move on Trump vs. Clinton: Letters

    Let’s move on from Trump vs. Clinton Re “Trump cares about himself more than storm victims” (Letters, Sept. 8): I would like to respond to the letter writer myopic view of those of us who voted for President Trump. None of the reasons he stated influenced me and many others. I can give you my reasons in four words:...

    |

  • Columns

    Clean-air solution has already arrived at Long Beach, L.A. ports: Guest commentary

    Have you seen all those electric tractor trailers down at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles lately? If you haven’t, you’re not alone — because they don’t exist. Not only are port communities being promised solutions that currently don’t exist. They are being asked to trade off a generation of clean air improvements on a promise of a technology that might or might not be available someday. Finding a way to rapidly upgrade the fleet of port...

    By Tom Fulks|

  • Opinion

    LAUSD’s Rodriguez owes public an explanation

    Los Angeles Unified School District Board member Ref Rodriguez has stepped down as board president, but that is not enough to quell concerns about a public official who has just been charged with felonies related to his 2015 campaign for the seat he now holds. The L.A. County District Attorney’s office has charged Rodriguez and his cousin, Elizabeth Tinajero Melendrez, with concealing the true source of nearly $25,000 in campaign contrbutions after he announced his candidacy for...

    The Editorial Board
    |

  • Letters

    Trump’s ‘venom’ is aimed at right targets: Letters

    President’s ‘venom’ is aimed at right targets Re: “Trump must go, but disruption he brought should stay” (Joel Kotkin, Sept. 3): What Joel Kotkin calls President Trump’s “outrageous venom” is, in my view, non-politically correct criticism by an outsider of the current establishment’s...

    |

  • Columns

    Equifax breach a launchpad for hacks of personal info

    This month it was revealed that cybercriminals stole more than 143 million credit records including Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers and addresses from Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies. It might not seem like a cyber hack of this magnitude could get any worse; after all, very private and personal information has been exposed and could cause a financial nightmare for so many people. Unfortunately, a bad situation is about to...

    By Rick White|

  • Letters

    Public shouldn’t pay price for Equifax data hacking: Letters

    Public shouldn’t pay price for Equifax data hacking Re “Equifax says data from 143 million Americans exposed in hack” (Sept. 7): Why not require Equifax to automatically offer free credit monitoring and identity theft protection for all customers, since it has names, addresses, Social Security numbers, etc., and other...

    |

  • Columns

    Keep calm: Torrance refinery safety is improving under new owner: Guest commentary

    It is understandable that Torrance residents are concerned about a massive refinery in their midst. That is especially true because when ExxonMobil owned the facility, an explosion showered debris on neighborhoods, followed in the ensuing months of 2015 by a fire and leak of deadly hydrofluoric acid. The plant’s workers, who are the first affected by such incidents, were worried as well. Four sustained minor injuries in the explosion, though none was injured in the other...

    By David W. Campbell, Kim Nibarger and Mike Wright|

  • Opinion

    Not so fast with plan to add L.A. County supervisors

    Last month, we warned Los Angeles County residents about a proposal zooming down Interstate 5 from Sacramento, a county government reform measure of dubious merit and motivation. The proposed Senate Constitutional Amendment 12, by Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Cerritos, would have required Los Angeles County to enlarge its Board of Supervisors from five to seven members and elect a county executive. Some things have changed since then. The call for an elected county executive has been...

    The Editorial Board
    |

  • Columns

    Air traffic delays costly to California industry, consumers; Congress can help: Guest commentary

    Southern California has long been a center of aviation and aerospace technology. So it’s painfully ironic that our region has been harmed more than most by the federal government’s failure to upgrade the air traffic control system. The problem is not a lack of investment in airport improvements. It’s petty Washington politics combined with an overly bureaucratic agency, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), that has systematically failed to make upgrades...

    By David Fleming|

  • Letters

    Should ‘Dreamers’ be allowed to stay? Readers respond: Letters

    Our Question of the Week asked, Should ‘Dreamers’ be allowed to stay in this country? Congress should find way to let young Dreamers stay I agree with Trump administration’s approach to immigration. The responsibility should go to the Congress. The “Dreamers” should be allowed to stay in the...

    |

The Daily Breeze: BLOGS