Letters to the Editor 1-06-22
It ain’t right
Hermosa is losing its identity. Institutions that have made us who we are, are being muscled out. California Sushi and Teriyaki, at 429 Pacific Coast Highway, is the latest to be swept away. After 13 years of healthy food, low prices, and hard work, they have been given their walking papers. Personally, I like their BBQ Salmon Salad. We are talking salmon filet, tomato, cucumber, carrots, arugula, avocado, spinach, lettuce and red cabbage, all for $10 bucks. Daily customers, such as myself, want this business to stay. But they have been given notice to vacate. Hermosa’s appeal has been its quaint, beach town ambience. A small town with neighbors you actually know. Home of some of the surfing champions like Dewey Weber, Mike Purpus, Hap Jacobs, and Benevitas brother and sister Mike and Liz. Businesses that have been here since the ‘50s, like Mickey’s Italian Deli. Eat one sandwich and you can speak Italian. Triangle Hardware, originally owned by John Workman, and now owned by Sunny, where you get personal attention the minute you step in.
But places like Mrs. Gooches, Poop Deck, the Mermaid, Pier 52, Greeko’s Sandals, are all now just a part of our quaint history. My guess is that a percentage of Hermosa residents prefer the laid back, quaint, beach town atmosphere. Losing California Sushi and Teriyaki just ain’t’ right.
Dr. Anita Sircar uses her real-life experience, along with clinical facts to implore the unvaccinated population to protect themselves and others. (“A letter to the unvaccinated,” ER Dec. 30, 2021). It’s amazing to me that some people do not trust the FDA cleared vaccines, yet they are willing to try experimental treatments to save their lives. I hope the readers will post this and pass it on to the community. If this changes even one person’s mind on the efficacy of the vaccines it will be worth the effort. There are more than 825,000 people who would have benefitted from the vaccine. Together we can stop this number from going up.
Mary Claire Orenic
A jab, to the jaw
Reading Dr. Sircar’s letter describing the last days of Mr. N only served to highlight the abject stupidity of those who haven’t received the “jab” (“A letter to the unvaccinated,” ER Dec. 30, 2021). Mr. N received considerable tax-payer supplied care. He and his ilk are clogging up emergency rooms throughout the country. The collective is essentially supporting the government financing of morons. This story highlights the fact that the unvaccinated are a scourge on society and should be treated as such.
Deck the streets
To those Manhattan Beach restaurant owners who have claimed they desperately need an extension of the outdoor dining program to protect themselves, their employees and the beach area residents, yet continue to offer indoor dining, well one would have to question their sincerity (“Manhattan Beach outdoor dining deck use extended,” ER Dec. 30, 2021). To those restaurant owners who petitioned for outdoor dining, and have closed their indoor dining facilities in return, thank You.
Enjoy your water, while it lasts
Ignorant and selfish people and their descendants will learn what it is like to have no running water (“West Basin abandons plans for $514 million El Segundo desalination plant,” ERNews.com). You cannot recycle what you don’t have, and you cannot live without water for more than a few days. I hope you enjoy drinking and bathing in your neighbor’s crap, and saving your shower water in a bucket. You cannot wait until a water crisis to build a desalination plant. The moronic, selfish ignorance of the people who oppose building a desalination plant today to avoid the inevitable water crisis in the future cannot be overstated.
Mass transit, anyone
Do we take the painful early steps to plan for the future (“West Basin abandons plans for $514 million El Segundo desalination plant,” ERNews.com). No, instead, we get 20 years of frivolous lawsuits, but that is our climate in LA. Mass transit, anyone?
I am an ardent South Bay golfer and Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn was partly responsible for the awful state of public golf in the South Bay where it is almost impossible to obtain tee times for ordinary residents (“Beach Cities lose Los Angeles County Supervisor Hahn,”). The tee time reservation system is both corrupt and grossly unfair, and although I’ve often complained to Hahn’s office she has chosen to ignore this issue. Hahn voted to close Victoria golf course, did nothing to stop the closing of the Dominguez Hills golf course and driving range to make way for the Porsche “experience” Center. Nor did she prevent the shut down of the Harbor Driving Range. I’m glad to see her go.
Is it just me thinking this (“Beach Cities lose Los Angeles County Supervisor Hahn,”)? Why would they make these changes now and not during the regular election cycle? It is really upsetting that we did not get to vote on, or even hear what our new supervisor has as a vision for our district. Thanks for all the hard work, Janice Hahn. Good luck to our new Supervisor, Holly Mitchell.
Here comes trouble
I clicked on this to see what “the stringent covid protocols for the schools are” (“Redondo School District asks students to test before returning to school,” ERNews). From my understanding the only difference from school the last day before winter break and Monday is maybe parents will have tested kids on their own and maybe we will have those tests at school, as we were promised. Get ready.
Christine Andersen Shultz
Keeping us on our toes
What a treat to read about Tita Boulger’s career (“She keeps them on their toes: Tita Boulger and the Peninsula School of Performing Arts,” ERNews.com.) Thank you for featuring one of our beloved classmates. And thank you, Tita, for all you do for youth, enlivening culture, marrying nature with human movement, and for your generosity to all of us who are inspired by your passion.
Barbara (Coors) Seel
I would like to thank all of our loyal and new customers who purchased their holiday tree and accessories from our 35th annual Kiwanis Club of Hermosa Beach’s Christmas tree lot at Pier Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway. Thanks to you we had a successful year. Every single dollar of our profits goes directly back into our community, including scholarships and a list of recipients too long to mention here. For further information about the HBKC or to be considered for membership, please contact me at 310-990-0673.
Rick Koenig, President
Kiwanis Club of Hermosa Beach