Speaking for the Village
Over 200 residents of the Alphabet Streets signed a petition to keep Swarthmore a two-way street, not two retired attorneys. Protect Our Village discussed this and other important issues affecting the quality of life in our neighborhood, directly with Rick Caruso, who agreed to some things and did not agree to others.
It was an entirely civil and reasonable negotiation. The author of last week’s letter to the editor (“Protect Our Village”) continues to disparage a large group of people who actively pursued important issues that she just doesn’t agree with. She does not speak for the neighborhood either.
To all our neighbors and friends in Pacific Palisades: You are warmly invited to join us at a joyous festival in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the prophet founder of the Baha’i faith, Baha’u’llah. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and will feature a Persian dinner with music, storytelling, cake and dessert.
Unity with diversity is the guiding principle of the Baha’i faith, whose six million members worldwide will celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah.
All over the world, festivities will reflect the diversity of the Bahai’s while promoting a global unity based on the oneness of humanity. Baha’u’llah (1817-1892), whose name in Arabic means “glory of God,” was a spiritual leader who announced his revelation in 1863 in Persia (present day Iran).
Bahai’s believe that the vision of the unity of mankind is a necessary antidote to the current wave of prejudice and materialism sweeping society. Now more than ever we need positive models of social change that bring people together rather than divide them.
Celebrations are already taking place in local communities throughout America and the world. In honor of the occasion, at the Bahai House of Worship on Lake Michigan in Chicago, a nine-week series of programs on spiritual themes started in early September, applying the principles related to social unity, including race relations, human rights, environmental justice and the harmony of science and religion.
There will also be an event planned at UCLA on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. in Royce Hall. Speakers at that event will include Mayor Eric Garcetti, California State Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, 46 California Assembly District.
This joyful event promoting global unity is open to the public.
RSVP to the Pacific Palisades event by calling Hazel Butterfield Tate at 310-382-0909 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP for the Royce Hall event to Randolph Dobbs at 818-378-8272 or by email to email@example.com.
Hazel Butterfield Tate
Enough about Jeffrey Lash already. It’s been the same story each time. Lash was apparently a con artist, sociopath and pathological liar.
The big question is why Michelle Lyons continued to support him and provide him with money long after he left her. Other women apparently acted in the same manner.
It seems there is a fight going on about the distribution of Lash’s estate, but after two years, why has there been no mention of the size of the supposed estate.
He never seemed to have a job so from where did he derive money? Probably from the women he conned.
Also, there has never been any mention of where he was born, who were his parents, where he attended high school and/or college. People who knew him years ago might have some thoughts about his behavior when he was much younger. He was a bad guy to say the least.
But I think we have heard enough about him, unless there is interesting information about his past that has yet to be disclosed.
He was one disturbed person, and he affected the lives and welfare of a few others. Bottom line: He was a con artist and a thief—and a nut case. Move on.
Robert L. Fox
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