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Aug. 26, 2020: I enjoy reading Doug Krikorian's column again. Please tell him we have not forgotten him. He has a gift for seeing situations, political and otherwise, as they really are. Go Doug.

s/ M.K. Toumajian


Aug. 26, 2020: Oh how delightful to read another editorial that presents teachers and other educators in curmudgeonly terms. I'm so glad that a retired elderly white man gets to accuse us of wanting to stay home 'so we don't have to work'. Never mind that a good percentage of teachers have children of their own who have no childcare to watch over them; or that another percentage of us have health conditions that make Covid all the deadlier. I myself not only have a heart condition, but I'm caring for elderly in-laws -- but by all means, of COURSE I should mingle daily with young asymptomatic kids so I can end up infected and force the school I work at to shut down.

And the worse part is that I'm sure as a reporter he's well-aware of the facts around Covid, yet his writing implies that teachers wanting to be safe and healthy is not as important as the socio-emotional factors of face to face schooling. This is not reporting, it's baiting of the worst sort...

s/ Catharine Bellot


Aug 22, 2020: I was disappointed to see that you printed Doug Krikorian’s silly article about Chuckie Miller. In the article, Miller is allowed to complain about being detained by police on two occasions where he was later released without incident.

Krikorian asked no follow up questions regarding his complaints. This is what is wrong with society today...I too have been detained by police, but as a responsible citizen, I understand why and appreciate the fact that I was released as soon as they realized that I wasn’t who they were looking for. What does Chuckie Miller expect?

s/ Greg Jensen


Aug. 14, 2020: I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your report and more importantly, how much I agree and support you and Krikorian. Something has to be done...This city is doomed. I just recall May 31 and watching our downtown being trashed and no police or National Guard.

s/ Maryann von der Horst


July 17, 2020: I have a great job, volunteer of course, for Mr. Krikorian. Doug should be the official greeter at all LB Unified schools. He can stand inside the front door of each school, changing schools daily of course, and greet and shake the hands of all the kids who walk through the door. Yep, that would be a great job for Doug!! Oh, and no masks needed either Doug, they infringe on your 1st amendment rights...to die!

s/ Les Robbins
[ed. note: Mr. Robbins, a retired LASD Sheriff (30 yrs) was LB's 5th district Councilmember 1988-1998.]


July 11, 2020: I no longer live in Long Beach, but I am a second generation "born & raised in L.B." product, so my perspective spans many decades. Doug K’s recent article about JetBlue’s departure points to yet another poor decision by the city’s administrative board, but then his article veers off track to attack the same administration for trying to keep the community safe.

Further compounding his argument are the very graphs posted at the top of the page, which clearly show a rising trend in cases and hospitalizations caused the Covid epidemic. He then refers to the state’s governor in a less than flattering manner, as if the mandated guidelines were some sort of fascist decree.

How is it when a populace refuses to abide by healthy suggestions, either because of true ignorance or political mal-alignment, are we ever going to move ahead in a positive direction?

Doug K was spot-on regarding the JetBlue decision -- Long Beach has long been mired in poor decisions regarding its thriving prosperity. However, his condemnation of health guidelines for the careless ignorance of many others, is just wrong and it jeopardizes the health of the rest of us.

We can live without JefBlue, but unfortunately, we won’t be living unless we eliminate this virus.

s/ Rich Singer


June 11, 2020: We enjoy your new edition of Doug Krikorian! We have tread him in the Press Telegram for years and glad to see him back in the LB Rreport!!

s/ Rick Paap


May 31, 2020: I hope you will continue to post columns by Doug Krikorian.I always considered him more than a sports reporter, more of a man about town columnist like in the golden age of newspapers. Thanks for all you do. Long Beach needs you.

s/ Dennis Meza









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Previously by Mr. Krikorian:

  • My Beloved Long Beach: A Victim Of Irrational Government Overreach Beyond Reasoned Response To Virus
  • Speak Up, Mr. Mayor, On Governor's Unwise Edicts. You Can Do That And You Should
  • Hallelujah! LB Mayor Pleads For Sac'to Permission To Lift Closures That Needn't Have Occurred
  • Excuses By Long Beach Police & Poticians Dishearten Damaged LB Businesses
  • Mayor/Council Sounds Of Silence After LB Cops Let Some Pillage Our Village
  • Awaiting Governor's Dictate To Decide Fate Of This Year's (July 3) "Big Bang On the Bay"
  • Will LB's New School Sup't Allocate Untimely Pay Raise To Serve Students?
  • From Krikorian's Notebook: (1) LBUSD Mgm't Mulls Keeping K-5 Kids Indoors Without Normal Access To Playground, Cafeteria, Auditorium Activities; (2) And More...
  • From Krikorian's Notebook: When Will LB Police Chief Luna Come Clean About May 31 Downtown Long Beach Looting Frenzy?
  • Long Time Long Beach Resident Dave Lopez Climaxes Storied 48-Year TV Career
  • Ben Goldberg Exits Long Beach, Now Nearby Refugee In OC
  • I Never Thought I'd Live To See These...
  • Is Long Beach Destined to Become the City That Never Sleeps?
  • Long Beach Politicians Once Again Fail Long Beach
  • A 2 1/2-Hour Commute To Work A Joy To This 86-Year Old Gentleman
  • Memo To LBUSD Sup Jill Baker: Return The Kids To the Classroom!
  • Parklets! Three Cheers For Long Beach Politicians!
  • Sadly, Our National Pastime No Longer A Pastime For Me
  • What Next From Long Beach Health Boss Kelly Colopy, Hazmat Suits For Our Restaurant Servers?
  • LBPD Chief Robert Luna: Stand Up For Your Fifty Ousted Cops!
  • FDR's Grandson, Delano Roosevelt, Talks Democratic Party, JetBlue, Long Beach And His Life
  • Krikorian Notes: From LB's Elected Leadership's Reimagining Delusions To the Gaslamp's Outdoor Wall Video Band Show To The Ghastly USC Coach, Clay Helton
  • Long Beach's Renaissance Man, Chuckie Miller, Reflects On His Entrepreneurial Life And On Racial Inequity
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