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Letter to the Editor

Working toward peace

After far too many years conducting unwinnable wars, I’m glad to see Congress is turning toward diplomacy and peace. The Iran nuclear deal looks like it will move forward through Congress, and I support the senators who have spoken out in favor of it. The agreement worked out between Iran and a consortium of nations […]

September 06, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged | 4 Replies

Trump supporter here

I accidentally tuned into the C-Span channel Aug. 14 just as Donald Trump was about to start his speech. I had a preconceived idea that I didn’t like the man because all I could recall was his signature comment: “You’re fired!” Boy, was I ever wrong. I listened throughout Trump’s speech and this guy is […]

September 06, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged | 3 Replies

City code enforcement a misnomer

Have you ever called code enforcement? What a misnomer that is. I have lived on the west side of town for more than 40 years. Over the years, code enforcement has been somewhat lax to the point where it is ridiculous. Take a walk down Fifth Street and some of the side streets and see the […]

Capitola Way needs work

I had to call AAA as my car would not start. I assumed it was a dead battery, but it was a loose connection to the battery. I am sure the problem was caused by having to consistently drive on Capitola Way. Many of the surrounding streets have recently been repaired, but not Capitola Way, […]

Fairfield roads and streets not getting fixed

It gives a person a warm feeling to drive around Fairfield and see the signs posted on newly paved streets, “This street paved by using Measure P Funds,” or something to that effect. This is the second time we have had to pay to fix that street. Funds were already collected from gas tax or […]

Response to Right Stuff column

Mr. Earl Heal, in a letter to the editor, explains that the Right Stuff Committee is “dedicated to facts and are nonpartisan in writing.” Really? He invited a writer who tried to hold them accountable to identify one or more falsehoods in Right Stuff columns. I wish I had kept a record of all the […]

Post office slacking in getting job done

Why does it take up to 6:30 p.m. for my mail to show up? Why did the delivery person on Aug. 22, at 5:15 p.m., just drive by my flag and not pick up the outbound letter? Also, on Aug. 21, when I got home, the flag was still up, but when I looked in […]

People miss point on birthright citizenship

People are missing the point. Yes, the 14th Amendment does state that a person born on U.S. soil does have American citizenship. But nothing says that person must stay in the U.S. If the parents are not U.S. citizens, are in the U.S. without proper entrance paperwork, broke our laws to get here then the […]

Habitat’s ReStore needs volunteers

Are you looking for a fun, rewarding volunteer experience? Do you like to meet people? Do you want to be affiliated with one of the best-known brand names in the country? We have just the spot for you at Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in Fairfield helping to run the store. Volunteers are needed on a […]

Let’s celebrate National Recovery Month

All around us in Solano County, people are in recovery from mental and/or substance use disorders. They are contributing to our businesses, connecting with their families and giving back to the community. But if we want more people to join them on a path of recovery, we need to take action – now. Too many […]

Government should benefit the many, not the money

The priorities of Washington are out of balance. Families are still struggling to get by, college debt is skyrocketing, climate change is being ignored and our foreign policy hangs in the balance. If the presidential election so far has shown us anything, it’s that people are angry. And they have every right to be. The […]

Response to Clinton letter

This is in response to the letter writer who asked the question (Aug. 24, 2015), Why is Hillary Clinton still here? Look no further than a related letter that day, or ask Minnie Noble. Obviously, some people don’t care about integrity and honesty – morals that became irrelevant during the presidency of Bill Clinton and no longer […]

Time for a presidential change

The time is now, we had 43 white male good old boys as presidents, it is time for a transformation. It is time for Hillary Clinton, our first American woman president. We will stand with Hillary, as we did our first African-American president, Barack Obama. We will vote for Hillary as our next American president. The […]

August 24, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged | 29 Replies

Guns and violence

I’m not sure I understand the purpose of “Coming to terms with gun violence” or “Reduce the carnage in our blood-soaked nation,” especially writing it in California where we have strict laws. The Second Amendment has absolutely nothing to do with sport shooting or hunting. It’s an insurance policy “being necessary to the security of […]

The Donald, and Hillary

Donald Trump is a polarizing person; you either love him or hate him. Will he get the GOP nod and run as a Republican, or will he run as an independent if he does not get selected as the GOP candidate? Only he knows what he will do. Can he win and become president? The […]

Clinton broke the law

It has now been well-established by the FBI that Hillary Clinton used a private email server to conduct secret government business while she served as secretary of state. She kept, “documents or materials containing classified information . . . at an unauthorized location.” According to former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, this is a misdemeanor […]

Best $28 I ever spent

It was a hot day in July and my grandkids were melting away. I told them to “mount up” because we were going to the new Fairfield pool. They couldn’t thank me enough. Their Gamma had them locked in a A/C bedroom with 1,000 video games for the 11-year-old boy and a smartphone; sounds terrible for the 10-year-old […]

Women graduate Army Ranger school

What does the graduation of two women from Ranger school tell us? My takeaways: The Army proved trustworthy in this experiment. I don’t think standards were lowered. I think the women were treated fairly. There are women who can complete Ranger school, but very few in this instance, two out of 19. Those 19 were carefully selected and […]

Fed up with being called to jury duty

The dreaded jury duty, which I used to actually enjoy, but am now beginning to despise, and here’s why. My wife and I have lived here 39 years in September and every 12 to 18 months we get nailed for jury duty. Not having to report each time, but nevertheless, it puts a crimp in our schedule. I fully […]

Speeders: Please slow down, drive safely

It was Aug. 7 and I was driving westbound on Interstate 680 from Fairfield to Benicia. I was in the slow lane going just under 70 mph (the posted speed limit is 65 mph). Other vehicles were continually passing me: A FedEx truck traveling at about 80 mph drove past. Cars, SUVs, pickups, all zoomed by, many of them passing me as if I was barely […]

Just frustrated

So why should we care about the misgivings of this teen in Santa Cruz who seemed like such a nice boy, who now we find out was harboring a monster and is an accused child molester and murderer? He allegedly threw Madyson “Maddy” Middleton of Santa Cruz away when he finished doing his dastardly deeds like […]

A casualty of society

The Daily Republic recently reported that Fairfield police were called to the popular local park to investigate the corpse of a man, about middle-aged, found in the daytime. The conclusion was he died of “natural causes.” The more hard-boiled reaction is that this person is another casualty of the city and county laws and government […]

Understanding issues an important step

Councilwoman Pam Bertani conducted a town hall meeting Aug. 1 that was open to all residents. The meeting provided a lot of relevant information pertaining to Destiny Place. Destiny Place is a place for homeless people to seek help in a number of different ways. Once a homeless person enters the establishment, the individual: D: Develops a […]

Let’s stop the bloodbath of innocents

I can’t agree more with Jack Batson’s column from Aug. 8, “Time to reduce carnage in our blood-soaked nation.” Although I agree that it is wrong for people to commit homicide with guns, it’s also wrong to kill defenseless unborn children with hooked-shaped knives (curettage), large-toothed clamps, salt poisoning and by sucking and dismembering. Did you know that, […]

Thanks to Walk to End Alzheimer’s launch supporters

A big thank you to everyone who attended the Solano County 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Launch Party July 30 at the Solano Yacht Club in Suisun City. This was the official kickoff for the Walk that’s scheduled Oct. 24 at Suisun Harbor Plaza, one of more 600 annual walks throughout the nation. More than $67 million was raised […]

Response to unfounded accusations

As a member of The Right Stuff Committee, I believe a response is appropriate to a letter published Aug. 3 which stated in part, “This crew is completely unaccountable for every falsehood they put into print. They never show up to debate and their hubris is palpable.” As stated during the early columns, we are […]

Guns shmuns

This is a response to “Coming to terms with gun violence.” Mr. Davis in his two recent letters wrote about his perspective with articulate and responsible solutions to gun control. Of course he got the usual pro/con and oftentimes malicious responses because that is what this argument brings forth. The truth is there is no remedy […]

Water your trees and shrubs

I bring you this message so that our fair cities of Fairfield and Suisun City won’t look blighted. Think Needles, California. I’ve never been there, but the name sounds like a wind-swept city of cacti and dry dirt. Without trees and shrubs, we could look like that. Both our cities have adequate water for lawns. […]

Homeless proposal not a solution

Councilwoman Pam Bertani purposed an idea for a new homeless shelter but her idea only fuels the problem. What the city needs is a real plan for the homeless, one that addresses the problem at its source. Hoping we can fund a hodgepodge homeless shelter that is funded by the very businesses that suffer their presence, isn’t going to […]

City complicit in Fairfield water waste

The nearly 20 wildfires currently incinerating California, including the 8,000-acre Wragg Fire, are a stark reminder of the historic drought gripping the state. Yet, unaccountably, many Fairfield residents continue to waste this vital resource by soaking the sidewalks and streets that surround patches of lawn, which they persist in spraying haphazardly with sprinklers. This behavior […]

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