Newport Pier? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out. On
the one hand, we have bars, tattoo parlors and drug rehabilitation
houses and on the other we have a five-star resort.
Residents that really care about the future of the peninsula
should rejoice in resounding support for this Marinapark resort plan.
Give me a wealthy tourist over garbage and addicts any day. Please
hurry and build the thing.
Drug dependency -- and rehab -- is Newport's issue
Once again I am appalled by the focus on property value over the
concerns of our fellow man. It's time for Newport Beach residents to
wipe the sand from their eyes and face reality.
If you visit a local courthouse or read a local paper, you must be
aware that Newport Beach residents are not immune from addiction
issues. When people are sick they need help and that help often comes
through rehabilitation homes. Fear, ignorance and the "move them
somewhere else" mentality will not solve the problem.
Many of us feel blessed to live in California and specifically
Newport Beach. I cannot believe that a prosperous city that provides
services for those in need will loose its popularity or property
values. It's time for Newport Beach residents to address the serious
addiction issues we know exist here and work together to be tolerant
and helpful to those in need.
Cristich's miscue was 'of the highest magnitude'
The issue of the errant Cristi Cristich campaign flier claiming an
endorsement from Rep. Chris Cox reached an even higher level of
appall when the head of Cristich's political campaign claimed no
wrong was done.
How misinformed could he be? What the 70th Assembly District
voters want is a candidate with the passion of President Ronald
Reagan in their genes and the activism of Cox in their blood.
Cristich has proven she doesn't possess the biology.
Cristich has publicly stated she will personally spend what ever
it takes to win the election. Her multitude of colorful, misquoting
mailers attests to her claim. Again, it was a misconception of the
We all know it takes money to run a successful political campaign
but the source of funds should reflect the will of the majority.
California is well stocked with politicians who command personal
resources to fund their legitimacy and ultimately buy their elected
position. A shift from private, personal interests to issues of
public regard should be the theme for rejuvenating California's
foundation and international reputation.
When the March 2 primary election arrives, those of us in the 70th
District who really care will pass the mantel to a candidate
possessing keener judgment and a higher vision for the good of the
ROBERT A. BROWN