Corona del Mar
Community should support Measure F
Measure A has done an excellent job -- on time and on budget -- of
bringing 1950s schools up to 21st Century code, but they are still
1950s schools. The 21st century students need science labs in
elementary schools, updates of middle and high school science labs,
upgrades of all classrooms to 21st century technology, renovations of
all playing fields and the libraries and the renovation or building
of performing arts theaters at all high schools. They need
construction of a gymnasium at TeWinkle, which has never had one.
They need an aquatic center for swimming and water polo and a stadium
for football, track, soccer, etc,. to be shared by Costa Mesa's high
schools, eliminating the over-use of facilities at Newport Harbor and
Corona del Mar high schools, where Estancia and Costa Mesa play "home
If we choose to say no to Measure F, families will choose to live
elsewhere, affecting everyone's property values, and students will
opt for other school options.
Build it and they will come, and then Newport-Mesa will be in the
Brewer fits in with the GOP majority
The 48th Congressional District race is a great opportunity for
the Republican New Majority organized by wealthy Orange County
business persons with a mandate to support mainstream Republicans and
to put qualified women in office. Their efforts were to counteract
the far-right, well-organized minority that didn't reflect the
majority of the voters here. Marilyn Brewer qualifies for all the
criteria, and they would do themselves proud to support her.
For cameras but with caveats
I am for red-light cameras at certain intersections. I am sure
that it cuts down on the number of people who run the lights, but I
also believe that the lights should have a warning sign. I notice
certain cities do it. Others want to keep it a secret so they
possibly catch more violators. I also would like the newspapers to
run a story about how the guilt of the violations is decided.
Do the camera companies have a lot to say in who gets the ticket?
And does the city pay the camera companies before or after the ticket
CHARLES J. CAPRONI
are good deterrent
If you're doing a poll on red-light cameras, all four members of
my family here want more cameras because little Leilani Gutierrez was
paralyzed by someone running a yellow light. That was just one among
many, many other tragic injury accidents caused because everybody is
in such a rush.
We need more cameras even if there is no film in them because it's
a deterrent. I had a friend killed at Santa Isabel Avenue and Newport
Boulevard by someone running a red light. I think cameras really
scare people into thinking about their behavior a little bit more.