Bus line extension

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Just shelve it” (Your Opinions, Dec. 27): Responding to Dana Gabbard, regarding the Orange Line extension to Burbank Airport, Burbank Airport operates seven days a week, 16 hours a day as would the Orange Line extension. The Burbank bus uses a different route and runs only on weekday peak hours. An extended Orange Line will use city streets just like the Woodland Hills end of the Orange Line and the MTA Rapid buses all over the region. NIMBYs? So far the only objection to the project has come from Gabbard. This project would link an airport, a Metrolink and Amtrak station and the Red Line subway with the south and southwestern San Fernando Valley. It’s one low-cost solution to our mobility problems. It joins up existing systems. It’s the sort of solution we need. Paul Dyson Member Burbank Transportation Commission 14th Amendment test Re “The birthright fight” (Editorial, Dec. 29): It seems the Daily News and a growing number of nail-biters don’t want the 14th Amendment tested. The time is now. The issue of citizenship of children born of freed slaves has come and gone. We do not need to make citizens of babies born to illegal mothers (and fathers). Why do you think there is such a turnover of farmworkers who discover that with just one welfare baby they can leave the fields and go into drywalling, cement pouring, and various aspects of the restaurant business, no questions asked? These babies open the magic door to all kinds of goodies. Why else do you think taxpayer-funded immigration outreach offices exist? Barbara Mark Valencia Disposable workers Re “Pension cuts ruin dreams, change lives” (Business, Dec. 26): I always thought that a pension plan was a contract between employee and employer. The employee usually has to sign up to take part in the plan. Doesn’t this constitute a contract? Let these companies treat their contracts with other companies the same way and see how long they are in business. It’s also strange to me that companies are treating their most important assets, employees, as so much disposable paper. Use until no longer needed, then throw away. It’s no wonder that there is no longer any pride in workmanship or satisfaction in a job well done. It doesn’t pay. Irving Leemon Northridge Necessary testing Re “U.S. tested for radiation at domestic Muslim sites” (Dec. 24): Muslims need not be angry or annoyed about this matter. This necessary testing is done for the good of all Americans including Muslims. After all, the threat of dirty bombs comes only from Muslim extremists – not from Buddhists, Hindus or Jews. Hence, Muslims are targeted not simply for being Muslims, as the spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Ibrahim Hooper claims, but because of al-Qaida sympathizers that may be living among Muslims. Aprim K. Abraham North Hills We are accused Re “What lost rights?” (Your Opinions, Dec. 29): I will answer the last words of Frank Arenson’s last sentence, “disagree with my government.” This administration has accused anyone of being anti-American if we do not agree with its policies and the War on Terror and with that mind-set on their part, we are losing our freedom and right to express our opinion. Nina Trotta-Sutton Simi Valley Keep donkeys at bay Re “Portfolio” Cartoon, Dec. 29): You know that the poor do not pay income taxes. Wealthiest people such as Sen. Ted Kennedy and Bill Gates do not live off their income as they have supporting trust funds so income taxes are of no concern to them. In California, the Democrats tax us to the full. Your cartoon therefore lies to us. Thank goodness for the elephant. We need protection from donkeys. E. Larry Henen Valencialast_img read more