Zine responds

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsLos Angeles City Council A new kind of jail Sheriff Lee Baca wants $400 million to $800 million to build a new “state-of-the-art” jail to replace the aging Men’s Central Jail. Maybe the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors could just order Baca to get plans from Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Phoenix on how to build a new jail. Contact the military, order some “state-of-the-art” tents and chain-link fence, along with some pink jail outfits and plenty of peanut butter and bologna for “state-of-the-art” meals. So far this has worked fine for Arizona, with even the American Civil Liberties Union remaining quiet. Sheriff Arpaio said, “If the tents are good enough for our troops, they are good enough for the inmates.” There is plenty of vacant land in L.A. County to build this new jail at a savings of millions. How about that, Sheriff Baca? – Kevin Eliason Santa Clarita Higher standard Government workers are paid a higher wage and given more benefits because, we are told, they are the best of the best. These workers are so in demand that we have to pony up extra bucks to attract them. When some of these same employees break the law by using their position for financial gain, they are treated with kid gloves. Time and again we hear the a government employee is on “paid administrative leave” until the charges are sorted out against that person. Government employees are paid to a higher standard and should be held to a higher standard as well. Stealing from the government is stealing from the public. When government employees are found to have broken the law, they should immediately be taken off the payroll and prosecuted to the fullest extend of the law. They should also forfeit all pension and health-care benefits. The best of the best should suffer the best of the best of our laws. – Bill Merriman Tujunga School tragedy What is wrong with our school system these days? Recently one of Saugus High’s honor students was kicked out for not living in the area. She was a cheerleader and a straight-A student. Does the school board have nothing else to do than to listen to a very jealous cheerleader who wanted that girl out? The student spent all her savings on the uniforms and is so upset that the family is thinking of therapy. The girl lives in Aqua Dulce and now will have to go to Aqua Dulce High, which is a school that nobody should have to go to. Another great kid wasted by stupid rules. – Terese Manzano Santa Clarita An NFL slap The National Football League will allow a moment of silence for slain football player Sean Taylor this weekend, but can’t take a moment to play the national anthem to honor our brave men and women in the military during the Pittsburgh Steelers/Miami Dolphins football game because of corporate greed. This will not go unnoticed by our troops. This is just another slap at the brave men and women who are fighting and dying. – Jerry Pennington Van Nuys Believer replies Re “He’s changed” (Letters, Nov. 27): Maybe Morris Schorr believes God is untrustworthy because Schorr doesn’t believe in him. I have no problem with God. I’ll take him over anything else any day. Also, the motto “In God We Trust” is on the other side of the presidential coins. -Luella Noonan Burbank160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “…and phony charity” (Our opinions, Nov. 20): What the Daily News failed to report is that if I “reject” this raise (which I did not ask for), the money will not be disbursed into the city’s general fund, where it is sorely needed, but to my general office account. I redirected the money toward charitable organizations that could make good use of my contribution for their worthy causes. Yes, I benefit from the increase by a tax deduction and goodwill with my community. The charity will also benefit financially. There’s nothing “phony” about it. – Councilman Dennis P. Zine last_img read more

Yukon government appealing Peel river watershed decision

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Yukon government wants to go back to court over the Peel river watershed.It’s appealing a recent Yukon Supreme Court decision the government says infringes on Aboriginal rights.APTN’s Shirley McLean has the story.last_img