I was shocked to read about the snake attack on Paul Morantz many years ago. Your article brought many happy memories from my USC days when he was the sports editor in the Daily Trojan, our school newspaper. Bravo to his writing about our great football teams, et al. Thanks Paul for the memories, and I wish you better health.
About the massive truancy-walk out on March 14: It is sad to see such a massive display of hoplophobia exhibited by the teachers and administration of Palisades Charter High School. Get help; you need it.
What can you do when entitled neighbors and their rude friends consistently parking in a red zone, blocking access to our driveway, when there is plenty of legal parking within a few feet? Just FYI: I was trying to leave one evening when their friends were completely blocking my driveway (usually it’s just partial) and they said they wouldn’t move until they were ready! It’s unbelievable. Other than asking them not to park there, which I have multiple times, we really don’t know what to do. It’s very stressful and unpleasant. I’m hoping someone will have a good idea.
Every time I drive down Chautauqua, I get into the right-hand lane as instructed by many signs in order to turn left on to PCH. Nearly every time I do this, I find myself fearing for the safety of myself and my children because of the drivers who try and make a left turn on PCH from the left lane of Chautauqua. These are not strangers to the Palisades—they are neighbors—I see them all around town. To those drivers I want to say “You all know better!” There’s a sign clear as day that prohibits making a left on to PCH from the left lane. What do we have to do to get the police to start enforcing this? It has to stop.
Blinking, Maybe, but Not Seeing
I was a passenger driving along Sunset counting cars who signaled before they turn off into Marquez Knolls, etc. It is about one in four, maybe one in five. Using the blinkers is a habit an entire generation, an entire town, has appeared to have lost. Is it not part of learning to drive any more, or is it something we can just throw away like an old sneaker? They don’t blink, they just race blindly to cut in or turn.
PPCC and Me
The PPCC in refusing to reconsider The Highlands senior center has shown where their loyalties lie: with developers in an already over-developed community. They do not represent me.
I am another owner of an electric car who hopes Caruso will put in at least 20 charging stations in his Village parking structure. As one correspondent said, he has done that elsewhere and we are a forward-looking community. When we are not looking back.
So, we are getting a bookstore that is coming out of the internet monster that destroyed so many book stores. Weird, amazing really, going backward, but I am grateful.
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