Letters to the Editor


Dear Editor,

We are said to hear that one of our many roadside pick-up persons is leaving at the first of the year. During our chit-chat he thanked us for the monetary tips we have given him and his colleagues each Christmas season. We wanted to take a moment to thank the expert delivery of our many packages by UPS, Amazon and FedEx. And thank you also for the super-clean garbage pick-up on our street and the great recycling service that comes like clockwork, leaving nothing behind. You deserve extra this year.

Thank you,

Peter and Barbara Souza

Pico Avenue



Dear Editor:

We read last week’s opinion piece “Global Climate Action Summit Silent on Natural Gas Progress” with chagrin. This article is shameful propaganda. The author Drew Johnson is a climate denier for hire—a shill for fossil fuel interests.


The piece first appeared in the Washington Examiner whose parent company is owned by Philip Anschutz, a billionaire with oil interests. The Transcript lists Johnson as a senior scholar with the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) .TPA  is an advocacy front group that is part of the Koch political network. And in 2017, Mother Jones listed Johnson as Number 10 in the “Dirty Dozen of Climate Change Deniers.” We are happy to rebut each of Johnson›s points, but that will require more space than that allotted for a letter.


Suzanne Hitchcock-Bryan, RN, MPH

Carol Walker

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