Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 2-9-2017

Cool down carbon neutrality Dear ER: The Hermosa Beach Planning Commission will hold its final meeting on the General Plan on February 22. Buried within this plan is a controversial goal: “Community Wide Carbon Neutrality by 2040.” Carbon Neutrality (rather than Carbon Reduction) might be a lofty goal, but it comes at a lofty price. […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 2-2-2017

Not the proverbial pol Dear ER: I would like to say something about incumbent Manhattan Beach Councilman Mark Burton,  who is running for one of the three seats this March for Manhattan Beach City Council. I am not going to discuss his stance on the issues. Or his record on the city council. There is […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 1-26-2017

Dining divide Dear ER: On behalf of my yuppie friends (I was 28 in 1982) I take mild umbrage at this sour grapes and condescending characterization: “South Bay people had neither the money nor sufficient interest in food to support a boundary pushing restaurant…” (Ultrafication Manhattan Beach: the Great dining divide,” ER January 19, 2016). […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 1-19-2017

Lu Lieu: Dear ER: I erroneously assumed when Ted Lieu became our congressman from the South Bay that he was going to represent all of his constituents (“Congressman Ted Lieu announces he will not attend inauguration,” ERNews.com). I obviously was misinformed. He has chosen to be petulant and self serving and completely ignored his oath […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 1-12-2017

More and louder Dear ER: I would like to thank Paul Gerhardt for his letter bringing the issue of overhead jetliners to light, or sound if you will (“Low and Loud,” December 8, 2016). He is correct in noting that these flights need to be reported. There has been an enormous increase in flights from […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 1-05-2017

Veteran salutes Rep. Lieu Dear ER: As an aging Vietnam combat veteran with purple hearts and a C.I.B. (Combat Infantrymen’s’ Badge), I find myself using the Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs medical system more each year. My treatment at the Gardena Clinic and the hospital in Brentwood is first-rate. Unfortunately sometimes I’m forced to deal with […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 12-22-2016

Parental jeopardy Dear ER: Thanks to the Hermosa Beach City Council and city staff for their support of our first “Parent Chat” on December 1, in partnership with Behavioral Health Services and the Beach Cities Prevention Community Council (PCC). An expert panel responded to questions about marijuana legalization and the new Hermosa Beach Social Host […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 12-15-2016

Walk street style Dear ER: I agree that the Manhattan Beach walk streets should not be lined with these huge, overwhelming size houses. They look horrible and destroy the look of our beautiful walk streets. Joanne Ciancarelli Manhattan Beach FAR enough Dear ER: We have the same problems in Coronado, with no end to the […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 12-8-2016

Low and loud Dear ER: There seems to be many more low flying commercial airliners from LAX over North Hermosa Beach. This seems to occur mainly late at night. Some of these giant planes sound like they are going to land on our roof. Didn’t the beach cities install a device that would record the […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 12-01-2016

  A pitch for Jansen Dear ER: Love Kenley (“Kenley Jansen honored by Redondo Beach City Council,” ER November 24, 2016). The Dodgers need him to get to the playoffs next season and should do whatever it takes to keep him. At the same time it’s better for Jansen and his family to stay since […]

 Judy Rae

Sandbox – Unfriendly architecture

Ultrafication and the absence of limits in Manhattan Beach Unfriendly architecture Dear ER: The charm of Manhattan Beach’s Flat Walk Streets is being destroyed by thoughtless structures that have no relation to their environment. The city needs to set guidelines to protect unique neighborhoods like these. What’s right for the Hill Section (with its rising […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 11-24-2016

A Shore thing Dear ER: Fifty percent of new Manhattan Beach houses built between the ocean and Valley Drive have basements (*Absence of limits,” ER November 17, 2014)? That is a high number and I think the City Council members who approved basements on 30-foot by 90-boot lots should have to live next to a […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 11-17-2016

Doing your parents proud Dear ER: I opened my mail this evening to find an envelope from Eich Middle School in Roseville California. A dear friend of ours whose daughter teaches special needs middle school kids chose me to thank on Veterans Day. As I read each letter it made me so proud to have […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 11-10-2016

Staged right Dear ER: Theater director Mickey Blaine is a genius and has impacted so many lives at Vistamar School, where theater is an experience every student can have (“A different slant to theater,” ER November 3, 2016). Thanks for the great article. Pam Davis Facebook comment New eyesore Dear ER: An old home on […]

 Judy Rae

Letters to the Editor 11-03-2016

  End pays for the means Dear ER: Ugly political campaigns are nothing new to the South Bay. I covered the Congressional race that pitted Republican incumbent Robert K. Dornan against Democratic challenger Gary Familian for Easy Reader in 1976 (“Race to the bottom,” ER October 27, 2016). The mudslinging was particularly intense, fueled by […]

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