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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “‘Son of Red Car’ makes long-awaited return to Valley” (Oct. 30): Those Red Cars were my main transportation for over two years to and from North Hollywood High School. I got on board at Vineland and Moorpark, and got off on Colfax. Remember the Friday nights in Hollywood, going to Los Angeles for a downtown shopping experience on the Red Cars? I rode the Red Cars down to Long Beach, and with the big red ones, it felt like you were flying along the countryside. And then due to the infinite wisdom of our leaders and the coercion of big oil, big auto manufacturers and tire manufacturers, the Red Cars began to disappear. But look what has happened: Now those same routes of big red are being used on so-called new trains, subways and buses. John Adams Camarillo Pumpkin to turkey We were always curious about those accordion-clad buses lumbering about Warner Center. The pumpkin buses seem to be turning into turkeys. As I understand it, the Orange Line will take 42 minutes (on a good day) to the Metro, which will then take another 20 minutes or so to L.A. I am at the 5-110 freeway ramp in 40 minutes, so where’s the incentive for me to use the Orange Line? What about a monorail along the 118 to the 101? Using old rights of way does not mean it is the right way to install mass transit in the West Valley. Leigh Datzker Woodland Hills Orange Line whiners Stop whining about the Orange Line. Has anybody who relies on bus service complained yet? It seems only car owners do. Some suggestions for everybody’s safety: Turn off cell phones, eat/drink at home or in a restaurant, put on makeup at home; pay attention to other traffic, don’t run every red light that comes your way, and keep to the speed limit. It’s a stretch, I know. Maybe then we won’t have to shell out more money for safety measures to keep incompetent drivers out of our/harm’s way. Stalling construction last year cost enough. Christina Sjoblom West Hills Wrong country Re “MTA launches the busway with great hoopla; More than 30,000 riders on Day One” (Oct. 30): Can you tell me what Aztec dancers represent? Nowhere in U.S. history is there any record of Aztecs in our country. Aztecs were a civilization of Mexico. Why honor them on the Orange bus line? Barbara Mark Valencia Orange appeal I enjoyed taking a ride on the recently opened Orange Line. I think it’s a great way of getting across town. I believe many people will take advantage of it. There were a lot of positive comments from other passengers. Three very well-placed stops are Pierce and Valley colleges and the thriving Warner Center. It’s a plus to the Valley. I’m pleased with it, “orange” you? Pamela Taguinot Woodland Hills Good first step Re “Cheney aide indicted” (Oct. 29): This should be a good step toward finally exposing this group who operated out of the office of Dick Cheney to smear and diminish the critics of the Bush claims of nuclear weapons in Iraq to justify going to war. It is a corruption of some magnitude and an assault against our country to lie to get us into an unnecessary, shameful war. Sharon R. Fox West Hills Seek permission It is easier to seek forgiveness than permission. The union whiners complain Proposition 75 is a big-business, special-interest, unnecessary boondoggle, which the taxpayers will have to pay for. How? I would rather have a union to which I belong seek my permission to make political contributions than be allowed to make a donation to a political cause I do not agree with. Make unions seek permission of their members. Vote yes on Proposition 75. Craig Crippen West Hillslast_img

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