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Tag: "James Dorf"

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Misdirected Criticism?

Misdirected Criticism?

Editor, Local resident and attorney-about-town Gene Gratz took me to task in last week’s paper (“No Place for Partisanship,” Letters, Aug. 24) for using what he described as the “crude political tool” of “guilt by association” when I criticized Dicterow for aligning himself with right-wing mouth breather Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, based on the fact that […]

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Deception by Omission

Deception by Omission

Editor: As you know, local resident and active community volunteer Gene Felder purchases a weekly advertisement space in your newspaper, in which he regularly communicates his (right-slanted) political views. In this past week’s paper, Mr. Felder published a two-sentence excerpt from a speech President Obama delivered recently.  By editing the full quote cleverly, Mr. Felder […]

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Values Check

Values Check

Editor,   Mr. Dave Connell suggests that perhaps my values need a major overhaul because I don’t agree with him that view preservation in Laguna is a huge issue while banning plastic grocery bags is a little tiny issue (“Panning Some Banning,” Letters, Sept. 23).   Regarding view preservation, “I have no dog in that […]

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Barking up the Tree of Hypocrisy

Barking up the Tree of Hypocrisy

Editor,   I’ve read local resident Dave Connell’s rants over the years in your pages, but for the first time I feel compelled to comment.   Mr. Connell has shown himself in the Sept. 9 edition to be the very definition of a hypocrite (“A Call for Another Ban,” Letters).  He decries the “bans” on […]

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Skateboarder Safety

Skateboarder Safety

Editor, The pro-skateboarding people can scream and stamp their feet all they want, and the one “mom” can even drag out inferences of anti-Semitism against those who disagree with her (“ ‘True Story’ author responds,” Letters, April 22), but one truth remains that every one of us adults just intuitively understands: Skateboarding on public streets […]

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Defending Village Laguna’s Stance

Defending Village Laguna’s Stance

Editor,   I’m really tired of all the folks (especially builders and architects) who rail against Village Laguna (“Historic Cottages on Chopping Block,” April 22).  It is true that Village Laguna takes what seems like the far-left position on many projects, but I think that it is entirely necessary to provide a counterbalance to those […]