Mailbag: Traffic lights in Irvine out of sync

February 25, 2012

Re "Irvine's PSA seeks to deter wrecks," Feb. 19:

Irvine traffic signals are exquisitely asynchronous. They are impeccably interminable as eight lane directions (through and turn) languidly separately proceed, plus time delays. Drivers park in place or stomp gas pedals.

Lowered mileage with increased component wear gorge Irvine sales tax. Pollution emissions empower heinous regulation and its political gains. Paralyzed traffic enrages and entraps, feeding traffic court productivity.


Sequentially green traffic signals and paired rapid lane flows are crazy talk. Irvine's platitudinous amorality and overweening arrogance demand more.

Alan M. Schwartz



Korean ballet performance dazzles

Re "Little Angels say thank you," Feb. 17:

Thank you for the nice article by Imran Vittachi about the performance of the Little Angels Korean Folk Ballet on Feb. 15 at the Segerstrom Hall.

I attended the event with my mother, who is the widow of a Korean War veteran and was a nurse during the war. We were thrilled by the beautiful Korean dances, the colorful costumes and the lovely background settings.

My favorite was the drum dance. My mother keeps raving to her friends about the evening, saying she didn't know it was going to be so fantastic like that. Beautiful, indeed!

Eve Thompson

Corona Del Mar


Against illegally modified motorcycles

Re "Easy riders make Newport life uneasy," Feb. 15:

Because the problem seems to be rampant, it seems police and city officials all over Southern California have turned a blind eye to these illegally modified motorcycles. The operative word is illegally.

They're roaring thunderously down our roads, many times in packs, with no regard for the noise they create. Why has this issue gone unresolved? If somebody knows how to start a petition, I'll be the second signature behind Allen Drucker's.

Jo Carol Hunter

Newport Beach


CASA serves young girls, too

Re "On Faith: On not being religious but spiritual," Feb. 3:

Good writer, good message, inaccurate information. In the second-to-last paragraph of Thomas Thorkelson's column, he suggests some organizations readers might consider becoming involved in. He states that the Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, "mentors young men who have no father figure in the home."

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