Letters to the Editor May 18, 2016

Service Dogs vs. Pets

Thank you so much for the informative and accurate article, “Residents Claim Pets Are Service Dogs,” in the May 4 issue. I hope it will discourage some pet owners from faking disabilities to take their pets into Ralphs, Gelson’s and CVS. Doing this is really a disservice to those people who actually own a true service dog who is trained to perform a task.

Marge Gold

 

Make the Turn, It’s Legal

While I understand Alisa Bromberg’s reasoning for wanting to wait for a green light before initiating the right turn transitioning from West Channel up Chautauqua (Letters, April 20), the fact remains that it is legal to turn on the red and therefore expected that you will do so.

If it were as dangerous as Ms. Bromberg believes, then there would be a Caltrans sign indicating such, as there is for the “No Right on Red” at Temescal Canyon Road and Sunset, heading east.

If she doesn’t feel safe or want to obey the posted signs, maybe she should find another way into town (Amalfi perhaps, or go right on PCH to Temescal), but holding up traffic and asking others to do the same is no answer. The next person she hears honking will be me.

Michael Harrington

 

New Big Blue Bus Options

The Big Blue Bus recently expanded its bus services in anticipation of the Expo Line expansion, which opens in Santa Monica on May 20. Route 14 now includes a stop on weekdays at Paul Revere Middle School. Route 43, a new route, will begin service in June and will stop at 26th and San Vicente with select trips stopping at Revere. The Revere bus stop is located in the school’s turning circle off Allenford.

Route 14 takes riders to the Bundy/Expo station and route 43 will go to the 26th Street/Bergamot station.

We are hopeful that many Paul Revere students, faculty and staff will use the Big Blue Bus to reduce traffic at the school. The Big Blue Bus will help many local residents who want to access the Expo Line. Please check bigbluebus.com for more route information.

Andrew Wolfberg

 

Yoga in Schools 25 Years Later

I was finishing my master’s degree in marriage and family therapy at Pepperdine in 1992 and also working as a substitute teacher. I was a former high school teacher and also had a master’s degree in theater from the University of Michigan (I had also worked for Sam Goldwyn Jr. and for Norman Lear and was a member of the Screen Actors Guild).

I was called into sub at an elementary school in Pacific Palisades. The children were to be tested. They were nervous, and frightened about not doing well. I had studied yoga and meditation since 1979, so I gave them an exercise to calm their nerves.

The next day, I was told that a parent complained about the “quieting the mind exercises” and I was told I could never return to the school!! So when I saw your “Kids Yoga Day April 8” celebration announced in the April 6 edition, I was thrilled. It has taken the Palisades 25 years to evolve. I hope that the mother who complained about me might just be reading this in your paper!

Many, many thanks to Teresa Anne Power for her book, The ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers (especially for parents and teachers).

Nancy Kezlarian

 

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