I moved to Corona del Mar in the '90s, and some things have changed since the '60s, notably what we know about health. The American Lung Assn., the Air Quality Management District, the Environmental Protection Agency and researchers around the planet all want you to know that burning wood is bad for human health. Not only does wood smoke contain known carcinogens, much like tobacco smoke, but it's well known and accepted that even short-term exposure aggravates lung disease and triggers asthma attacks.
Did you ever consider that the populists you so lazily criticize might have a moral and legal obligation to make public beaches accessible for everyone? You want to share your conservative outrage, Wu. I suggest you do more homework next time.
Barbara A. Peters
Adams' principal is tops
I wanted to thank you for reporter Britney Barnes' informative article about the positive things Principal Gabe Del Real is doing for Adams Elementary School ("Adams Elementary gets money for books," March 18). He is an exceptional leader and has implemented a number of new programs to truly emphasize the importance of math and reading to the student body, along with all of the other important academic subjects.