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Letter to the Editor

Parents can help make school better for children

Parents and guardians, set your calendar and a goal as our Fairfield-Suisun School District doors open for the fall semester. A goal of volunteering in our classrooms will increase a positive influence on our students and provide maximum benefits toward success in education. As you calendar in a schedule for school participation, including home. Know […]

Thank you for getting my heart restarted

I need to express my gratitude to the quick action of my wife Kathleen and the speedy response of the Medic Ambulance and Fire Department crews and certainly the trauma department medical folks at NorthBay Medical Center, who no doubt saved my life July 4. I understand that it was a challenging time and that […]

Wasted talent

I recently saw Councilwoman Catherine Moy on the front page of our beloved paper. Why is she wasting time on work that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is required to do for our own safety? Does it really matter if they take a few trees out of thousands? Besides, they will basically just trim them. I […]

Guns, cancer, common sense

You don’t cure lung cancer by increasing the number of cigarettes in society, and you don’t cure gun violence by increasing the number of guns in society. It’s just common sense. Now, not all people who use cigarettes die of lung cancer, and not all people who use guns commit murder. But, the link between cigarettes […]

Trustees are far too trusting

Fairfield-Suisun School District governing board Trustee Judi Honeychurch, when asked recently to approve more than $10 million in funding without being provided adequate time for all board members to exercise their due diligence, said “members of the school board need to trust information from staff rather than ask detailed questions,” according to the Daily Republic. Excuse […]

Helping homeless a difficult task

I read the article in my July 15 newspaper about the $50 soda at Subway. I would like to comment about it as follows: Helping the homeless is a very difficult task. My personal experience working with the homeless revealed they often have a lot of personal baggage. I felt rewarded helping two separate families […]

NRA critic got it wrong

Response to “NRA America’s pre-eminent terrorist group,” DR, June 27. I resisted the urge to fire back with a scathing response and took time to cool down. The writer runs down a paragraph of statistics gathered from unknown sources which are intended to reinforce his view of the evils of guns. The NRA is also good at providing stats. […]

Power of the people prevails

We have once again witnessed the power of the people with the halting of the high-risk sex offender’s placement on Olive Avenue. Is your neighborhood the next place they will want to put him? Sylvia Anderson Fairfield

Politicians have no respect

Typical Democrats! The bodies weren’t even cold before both President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were trying to make political hay out of the church killings in Charleston, South Carolina. This has to be the most shameless example of politicians using murder victims to promote their political agendas. Is nothing sacred in this world? Diane Weston […]

Remembering the Zodiac killer

A somber salute to the Zodiac killer, as this Fourth of July marked another anniversary of his murdering ways and mayhem against law enforcement and the general public at large. His selfish acts are still felt today from the many years that he escaped justice with the help of those who knew and stood by silently and let […]

Soccer players on tennis courts

Who is the destructive person who cut an enormous hole in the tennis fence on Court 8 at Allan Witt Park? It is big enough to represent a goal on a soccer field. If it were a soccer coach who did it, what a horrible example to set for youth. How disrespectful can a person […]

Burning questions

The burning questions now are actually twofold: Who will be the first woman to grace the new $10 bill? And, of course, what about Hillary Rodham Clinton? As far as the new $10 bill goes, I suggest either Eleanor Roosevelt, who did so much for this country and reached out to those who needed help and set […]

We all help to beat crime

The news reports and notices given by the sheriff in recent weeks concerning sexual predators in our neighborhoods have been outstanding. By keeping the public informed and generating specific and accurate reporting about what is going on in our neighborhoods, our neighborhoods have been able to rally together and be proactive against crime. Although the Daily Republic gave praise […]

Just send in the USA

All that we seem to care about in this country is gun violence and our leader’s pick and choose which stories and agendas to blast across the airwaves when whole cities and countries are being destroyed and the people living in them are at the mercy of roving gangs and sometimes lone gunmen who dish out […]

Gave up guns, because nothing good comes of them

I called the Fairfield Police Department one recent morning to inquire about how I could turn in my shotgun. The police will come to your door to help you get rid of an unwanted gun. I appreciate the service. I was raised in a family of hunters and fishermen. We had a small cabin in […]

Did Stevenson get it wrong?

I’m writing in response to Cindy MacDonald’s recent letter taking our beloved Bud Stevenson to task because, apparently, she agrees with the president that “this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.” Did she notice the article four pages later, “Dozens killed in attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait, France?” Do she and our president […]

Take a side

As the explosions of fireworks subside, I ask you to take some time to reflect on the foundation our country was built on, and how those patriots got there and the sacrifices they made. Whether or not you feel our Constitution was created by white men long dead and insignificant to our lives now or […]

Good Samaritans made my day a little better

While driving home on Interstate 80, June 17, I was the victim of a hit-and-run. My Mini Cooper spun across the freeway lanes to where I managed to bring it to a stop on the shoulder. No, I wasn’t hurt. A witness pulled up behind me, she had her phone in her hand calling California […]

Thanks for all the help with Memorial Day

This past May our community gathered to honor and remember our fallen heroes. This was only possible with the outstanding team efforts of Vacaville Veterans, Team Travis, local government agencies and community members working together to make this a successful event. The 2015 Vacaville Veterans Memorial Day Committee would like to extend our sincere appreciation […]

So what’s Lake Berryessa look like today?

I have lived here in Fairfield since 1974. I was here when we had a drought in the 80s; your Daily Republic showed many pictures of Lake Berryessa at those times, and of how low the water had gotten. The town of Montecello was reveled in those pictures. It was quite interesting and sad when […]

State repeats Willotta Oaks placement mistake

Why do judges keep making the same mistakes over and over again? The proposed placement of dangerous, violent sex offender Fraisure Smith on Olive Avenue is almost a carbon copy of the Willotta Oaks debacle. It is not a rural neighborhood. It is a suburban neighborhood. Like Willotta Oakes, the proposed location is very close […]

Water, water everywhere; just not in right place

After scanning prior letters to the editor, there seems to be a dearth of letters addressing this state’s most pressing issue, water. Multiple billions of dollars in farming are at stake and a huge proportion of our state’s economic future is tied up with water. I was here the last time (late 1970s) the state […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

NRA America’s pre-eminent terrorist group

Guns in America, the statistics are terrifying: 119,079 American children killed by gun violence over the past 36 years; 49,468 Americans murdered by guns between 2009 and 2013; 310 million guns owned by 45 million Americans; approximately 97,820 Americans shot each year; 80 percent of all gun deaths among citizens in the world’s 23 wealthiest nations are Americans. […]

June 27, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Stevenson gets it wrong again

Once again, Bud Stevenson is wrong, either by design on his part or because he didn’t hear all of President Barack Obama’s remarks re: the tragic Charleston, South Carolina shooting. (Touchy-feely analysis does not serve public well, Daily Republic, 6/19/15.) Stevenson did quote word for word what President Obama (or “Barry O” as Stevenson so […]

June 27, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Rental survey not adequate to the job

The recent, very brief survey speaking of “incentives” for the prospective renter ended too early. The survey should inform of “disincentives” in renting in Fairfield. Renting is less fun, especially for those residents in so-called affordable housing. Increasing in all those neighborhoods are the real and increasing dangers of criminal behaviors. More important, there hasn’t been […]

June 27, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Parkway Gardens money being wasted

The nightmare in Parkways Gardens seems more like a nuclear explosion. The court petition filed against Parkway Gardens homeowners has cost homeowners $500,000 and counting. We have had no election and no five board of directors seated. Board members have a fiduciary responsibility to avoid conflicts of interest by all mean necessary. Did Fairfield government officials methodically investigate the […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Watering restriction a joke

You have to laugh sometimes at the people who get appointed to head our local government municipal departments sometimes. In the past few weeks I have noticed that since the rest of the taxpaying homeowners are restricted to watering three times a week, Fairfield’s man in charge of handling the watering of our public parks, maintained […]

June 24, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Hometown theater does great job on ‘Mary Poppins’

Solano County has yet another chance to see a truly wonderful show at Fairfield’s downtown theater: “Mary Poppins.” My spouse and I took our 11-year-old granddaughter to opening night. We were wowed by the talent and energy – from beginning to end. If you enjoyed “Mary Poppins,” the Disney movie, as a child, you will […]

June 24, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Woman’s actions leave strong impression

Sometimes you see something so touching it’s hard to put into words, but I’ll try. While waiting for my lunchtime companion Thursday at Mimi’s, I noticed a threesome seated at the table to my right. On a chair facing me was a young woman perhaps in her late 40s or early 50s. Across from her was an […]

June 20, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Working to bring music back to the classrooms

The Music for Our Children organization would like to thank the Daily Republic for its wonderful support of our efforts to have the Fairfield-Suisun School District board of trustees make the decision to reinstate the Elementary Music Program for the coming school year. Your different announcements and articles during the month of March helped us gather […]

June 20, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,
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