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Stop Selling Tobacco to Kids!
Letters to the Editor

Stop Selling Tobacco to Kids!

In 2015, the Monrovia Coalition to Reduce Teen Smoking conducted a tobacco purchase survey, which revealed that 11 out of 26 Monrovia retailers (42.3%) were willing to sell tobacco products to minors.  Further, in 2017, five out of the 12 Monrovia stores (41.7%) that sell electronic smoking devices were willing to sell them to 16…

The NFL’s Anthem Policy is Pure Hypocrisy
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The NFL’s Anthem Policy is Pure Hypocrisy

Dear Editor: The NFL’s new “anthem policy” requires players to “respect” the flag and the national anthem or stay in the locker room until it is played. The NFL refers to this as a compromise — it was anything but. This was a mandate, not a decision arrived at through a collaborative process. Despite claiming…

‘Opportunity Lost’
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‘Opportunity Lost’

Dear Editor: Four years ago I wrote to you to express my concern over the reluctance of the Old Arcadians, of which I am one, to accept the fact that our Old Arcadia has changed dramatically. We seem to be unable to accept the New Arcadians into our society. This in face of the fact…

The Dangers of Politicizing Our Courts
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The Dangers of Politicizing Our Courts

Dear Editor A fair and impartial judiciary is a cornerstone of our democracy. Yet, throughout our state, keeping the courts free from the influences of political partisanship and favoritism is under a serious threat. Sitting judges are being challenged in the upcoming June election for doing their jobs within the authority provided them under the…

Reader Voices Concern About Incumbent in Arcadia’s Election
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Reader Voices Concern About Incumbent in Arcadia’s Election

Recently, the City of Arcadia has changed from city-wide voting to District voting. I live in District 5 where incumbent, Roger Chandler, has been challenged by newcomer, Joyce Platt. Mr. Chandler has served as a Councilman in Arcadia for decades and has overseen and strongly encouraged unrestricted residential development, decimating some of our once-beautiful neighborhoods. These neighborhoods…

Letter to Editor: How the Government is Wasting Taxpayer Money
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Letter to Editor: How the Government is Wasting Taxpayer Money

Dear Editor, A long, long time ago, in a land known as America, cities created municipal departments to serve the essential needs of the community in the most efficient way. The Police Department, Fire Department, and yes…even the Water Department were municipal not-for-profit necessities operated by a local municipality to efficiently serve public interests, convenience…

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