Opinion

October Country

From Ghoulies and Ghosties and long-leggety Beasties And things that Go Bump in the Night Good Lord Deliver Us!—Scottish Prayer    Walking into our Topanga Library, in early October, I am drawn…

Retail Wars

You work hard for your money, so I want to alert you to the new trends large business are following to attract your dollars. There is a retail renaissance emerging. The thing…

The Joker in the White House

It’s a truism that life imitates art, and for the latest example, look no further than the current box office. The recent Warner Bros. release of Joker may be the luckiest studio…

Letters – October 18, 2019

PDSMM Update Thanks to you and Annemarie Donkin for the great coverage of our annual PDSMM fundraiser and birthday party.  A few updates are in order. I am no longer on the…

Swingers Have More Fun…and Better Brains

“My brain can’t think of all these body parts at one time! I need to get rid of my arms,” I complained. My dance teacher, Ashley Perretta, made that here-we-go-again face, and…

What’s New?

Last year was a tumultuous year in education filled with teacher strikes, student protests and lots of Red for Ed. This year we in Los Angeles, begin by moving forward to positive…

Letters – October 4, 2019

Frontier Adds Insult to Injury A story about someone’s experience fighting an unnecessarily complex and cold-hearted bureaucratic nightmare with Frontier might not be top of anyone’s reading list. I wouldn’t ordinarily bother…

Flash Drives 101

Ah, the wonders of this time period! Too bad the Great Alexandria Library in Egypt burned down in 48 BC. What an incalculable loss of ancient scrolls, texts, and cultural knowledge. Too…

Turning the Tide on Plastics

We cannot let the magnitude of the problem cause us to hide our heads in the littered beach sand. Our planet demands our action. Pictures of dead seals caught in plastic netting…

Farewell to Rocco’s

Tuesday, September 10 was the final pizza spin as Lupe, Rosa and La Familia wrapped it up after many years. They successfully carried on the traditions set by the Rocco family in…