I'm a German American and, like many others residents of Los Angeles County, whose tax dollars pay for the park, I find the new sign offensive, not simply because it honors Paul von Hindenburg but because it obscures the site's ugly past.
The intersection of stardom and madness, mystery and decay meet at the crossroads of Rockhaven Sanitarium. The once-thriving refuge for troubled minds now sits fallow, crumbling and silent as it awaits an uncertain future, much like its past residents.
It's time for Congress to step in to prevent cities like Glendale from backing themselves up on their own goal line. We fully support the bi-partisan End Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act (EDSTAR), which would solve this problem once and for all.
It does seem a bit excessive even by NFL and Super Bowl standards, but then isn't this the way the free market of supply and demand works? If you have limited supply and unlimited demand, one Super Bowl and multiple potential host cities, then you grab all that the traffic will bear.
On June 9, outside of Seoul, 91-year old Bae Chun-hui took her last gasp of air at the House of Sharing, a communal home established for former "comfort women" in South Korea to live out their remaining years in peace.
The more we opt to invest in a transparent discourse about subjects that may make us feel uncomfortable, the less likely that underreported crimes against humanity will be swept under the social and legal rugs of history.