noise, and the police have to come out because we're bothering the
neighborhood, then we should quiet down a little bit.
So, I think that this is a fair change. For the average person who
isn't partying every month, it's pretty fair. I think the big key here is
a person's willfulness to make noise. If you're on purpose making a lot
of noise and on purpose disturbing the neighborhood, then that's not
So, I think that the change in procedure is a good idea. We could all
still have a lot of fun and have parties and make a little bit of noise,
but it doesn't have to get out of hand.
Eastside Costa Mesa
Noise debate doesn't necessarily affect everyone
Regarding "Newport officials have the last word in noise issue" on
Wednesday: A certain phrase comes to mind after reading this article: "If
it's too loud, you are too old!"
Debora Lloyd well deserves her award
Thank you for the article describing Deputy Dist. Atty. Debora Lloyd's
recent selection as Prosecutor of the Year. It is an honor this
distinguished woman truly deserves.
However, I was surprised your article failed to mention a particular
murder case Lloyd successfully prosecuted, one that should have hit close
to home for your newspaper. Lloyd was the prosecuting attorney in the
Donna Jacobson murder trial.
The young man who so viciously killed Jacobson is now spending the
rest of his life in prison with no possibility of parole, thanks mostly
to Lloyd's dedication to this case. She was also extremely compassionate
to the Jacobson family and to Jacobson's friends during the trial.
I hope your staff hasn't forgotten the very unique and wonderful Donna
Jacobson, who was the dedicated and hard-working credit manager for the
Daily Pilot at the time of her death.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Teresa Barnwell is also a former Daily Pilot employee.