According to his own chief of staff, "Assemblyman [Allan] Mansoor lives in and represents Costa Mesa" ("Redistricting changes 2012 electoral battles," Aug. 18). Proposed new Assembly districts would put southern Huntington Beach in the same district as Costa Mesa. Voters in the new district who are not citizens of Costa Mesa should consider whether there is an alternative to Mansoor, who is interested in representing them, too.
Paper bag deserves a comeback
As far as I know, we were happy with the paper bags we got our groceries in until the 1980s, when suddenly we were chastised for killing trees and the plastic bag was introduced. Most women I knew wanted status quo and, when asked "paper or plastic," opted to keep what was familiar. Plus, the early plastic bags tore with our groceries spilling. Eventually, no one asked, and like it or not, we had to accept plastic.