Sophie, I'll sign your petition, and I'll ask my conscientious friends to sign it, too. We should all remember who supports industry regulations when we place our votes come November!
Liz Swiertz Newman
Corona del Mar
Immigration reform is needed, not scapegoating
There are literally millions of jobs available in the U.S. for those willing to sneak into the country that pay as much in a week as they could earn in a year, assuming there were any jobs available at all.
We have a 2,000-mile border with Mexico that will never be less than semi-porous. To demonize people who take advantage of that is ignoring reality. A comprehensive reform of our immigration laws allowing increases in work permits would be a good start.
Marriott offers enjoyable staycation
I wish to commend the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa for a marvelous "staycation" during a recent weekend.
As locals, we tend to forget our own lovely setting. But my daughter and I enjoyed all the amenities of this fine hotel, including beautifully decorated room, the golf course/ocean and harbor view, the spa, room service and the hotel's proximity to the shopping of Fashion Island, while feeling we had a wonderful getaway.
Let's all support our local hotels and spend our vacation dollars at home.