Letter to the Editor

Why not? Everyone else does

Mr. Noel Reese would like to know where the money is going for park maintenance fees if a particular park is not getting maintained (letter dated May 23, 2015). Why it’s going to the “secret place” that we the people don’t need to know about, because we would just get confused. Reminds me of when the high […]

The Daily Republic’s daily mistake

“Accuracy.” Quite possibly one of the most important words in journalism. However there is an inaccuracy occurring in nearly every edition of the Daily Republic. Our local school district, which is gratefully featured often, has lost its distinction of being “unified.” Almost every article or listing of the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District has the word […]

Stevenson got it wrong

With regard to the Bud Stevenson’s feckless column “Control” from May 29, 2015, the Rev. Al Sharpton’s purported influence on President Barack Obama as being his most heeded, outside confidant is not factually known. The basis for this assumption is 17 visits to the White House yearly over the past six years. The nature of these visits […]

Rides for drunken state senators

In response to “Senate offers rides for drunken members” in the Daily Republic article dated May 30 and written in the “In Brief” column, we find that we, the taxpayers, are now paying two part-time state workers to be on call to provide rides for our drunken state senators to wherever they need to go, assuming they can […]

Someone tried to pull a fast one

Doorbell rings, a pleasant young woman is holding a pamphlet of papers including a folder with a logo that though my glance was brief, somehow conveyed the appearance of a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. logo. I heard her statement that she was there to help me lower my PG&E rate for an entire year. “Why?” […]

Doherty had it right

Bill Doherty made a point when he mentioned the board policy on changing grades and the California Education Code (Daily Republic, Wednesday, May 27, 2015). To learn about that code, you can do a search on Google for California Education Code Section 49066 (Article 3). I can’t believe employees, other than the teachers, are still […]

May 31, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

People still needed to run power plants

Despite empirical evidence that weather extremes exceeding current ones predate the so-called pollution-producing industrial era, the politicians insist the debate is over with regard to climate change. That’s not surprising since through the powerful arm of the Environmental Protection Agency, carbon taxation will be one of the most lucrative revenue windfalls since the 16th Amendment of 1913 […]

May 31, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Fairfield-Suisun officials need to read own policies

When the Leadership adviser at Armijo High School allegedly changed students’ grades without their teachers’ permission, you’d have thought that the district would have learned some lessons. Oh, they did put him on administrative leave, and he did end up resigning, and they did change some protocols for how the process of grade changes is […]

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

Something needs to be done at Suisun City intersections

What does it take for some traffic control at the intersections of Frieda Drive and Sarah Way at Worley Road? First, where are the motorcycle officers? As I live on the corner of Sarah Way and Worley Road, back in the “good days” of the late 1990s and early 2000s, a motorcycle officer would sit at Worley Road near […]

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

Still miss Tuesday paper, but glad for other things

I just would like to share something I learned. We still miss the Tuesday paper but there are two things that help: that is the Tailwind and Stars and Stripe. They truly have so much to offer us. I would miss them terribly. If you haven’t read them, give them a try – one page at a […]

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

SB 227 brings concerns about personal freedoms

Our California State Senate has, in its rush to please some protestors, passed SB 227, “by a vote of 23-12 with the majority vote coming from Democrats,” although not a surprise. This is an article from the Sacramento Bee dated May 12, 2015. This was done, allegedly, to give more open access to the public. There […]

May 23, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Signs for garage sale stolen

I placed an ad in the Daily Republic on May 14 and bought a couple of packs of garage sale signs. That evening I hung up all my signs in Suisun City off of Worley Road and Railroad Avenue and throughout the area. I went out to pick up my signs May 15 after my sale and […]

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

Suisun City park fees plan raises questions

This is in response to the “All Montebello residents may soon pay for park” from May 7 in the Daily Republic. I may not have a full understanding of what’s happening here with Suisun City putting up to a vote of 684 residents to find out if they want to pay for the maintenance for a […]

May 23, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Where is the rest of the money listed?

I have a question for the Daily Republic concerning Ryan McCarthy’s article published May 6, 2015: “$707,594 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds spending wins Fairfield approval.” When I added up the money that the five named organizations will be receiving, that amount total was $479,650. So my question is, where does the remainder $222,944 […]

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

Sacrifices are not in vain

Remember that Memorial Day is for the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice. If they could speak, they would tell us they are at peace – which after all is why they served – to preserve or restore peace. In that purpose every deceased solider has succeeded. That’s why no soldier ever died […]

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

DR failed to cover PSA event

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, I had the privilege of going to the Public Safety Academy to see their World War II Museum that the students created. The museum was made for the community. Amazing information was given by the students in the form of displays, video interviews, dioramas and static display of three World […]

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

Some good news, some bad news

First, the good: Hats off to Paul Farmer and the Daily Republic local sports news! Mr. Farmer does an incredible job tracking and reporting on our local athletes and I know I speak for many readers when I say “thank you” for the hard work and effort! Now for the bad: Why is the Daily Republic […]

May 09, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Trager Presents concert was the best

My husband and I and a couple of friends on a recent Saturday night attended the Billy Joel Tribute band concert. This is the second Jeff Trager Presents concert we’ve attended at the Fairfield Center for Creative Arts. It was more awesome than the first. I could not believe the place was not packed out. […]

May 09, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Compensation for Fairfield transit workers unfair

I have been commuting to the city of Fairfield since June 2014. In that time, I have come to understand that the FAST (Fairfield and Suisun Transit) drivers have a terrible union, and are very poorly compensated for the work that they do. I even found out recently that the folks in dispatch (a much […]

May 09, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Thank a teacher

If you can read this letter, thank a teacher. This Wednesday is the Day of the Teacher, a chance to express appreciation to our teachers. Teachers spend many hours in preparation to meet the needs of a variety of students. Some students have health problems or home situations that can interfere with learning. Some students learn […]

May 10, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Letters igniting flame of intolerance

In response to the April 25 front page of the Daily Republic I ask, is this front page news? The Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco became news when the San Francisco Chronicle reporting described him, an archbishop, as “controversial,” continuously unfriended because of his strong, church stand against “same-sex” marriage. Then more recent the […]

May 10, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Good job, Fairfield-Suisun School District

I keep having reasons to say, “good work” to the folks at Fairfield-Suisun School District. This time it is about the Matt Garcia Career and College Academy. Cindy Lenners is the principal. The academy has about 100 middle school and high school students. The students are those who, for some reason, don’t quite fit in […]

May 14, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Help Azerbaijan rid selves of Armenian forces

May 8 was the 23rd anniversary of military occupation and destruction of the historic town of Shusha, which was once the centerpiece of a vibrant Azerbaijani classical music scene and home to the first opera in the Middle East. It was renowned for its musicians, composers and singers. Now it is a ghost town, a victim […]

May 10, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

People stealing my donations

When I put things out on the sidewalk for the Disabled American Veterans or the cancer drive, I try to put out good things that they can sell and make money. I have brought things like portable drills, saws and my daughter has put out Avon products and baby clothes and toys. Before their driver […]

May 03, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Time for multiple-county tourism, arts, downtown project

Vacaville has a number of festivals and entertainments in its downtown throughout the year. Suisun City has the popular waterfront festival: Art, Wine & Chocolate, plus ghost walks and an artisan fair. Fairfield has the well-attended Tomato Festival as well as wine and food pairing in its downtown. Vallejo has downtown and waterfront activities throughout the year from […]

April 29, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Corruption tarnishes values of our ancestors

Nobody wants to help the real ones struggling because high-ranked people in high-paying professions don’t care about the values that built this great country. My ancestors founded this country and the corrupt ones let money and greed rule them. It offends me that the bad ones ruin the good names that help and fight to […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Obama sides with enemy

In 2009, the dictators of Cuba (Fidel and Manuel Castro), Venezuela (Hugo Chavez) and Nicaragua (Daniel Ortega) as well as President Barack Obama backed Honduras President Manuel Zelaya when he decided to become a dictator by refusing to step down when his term in office expired, and it took a military coup to force him out. […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Who’s asleep at the switch?

Someone must be asleep at the switch, as too often the dreaded “metering lights” remain on at the Bay Bridge well into the noncommute hours. I drive four days a week from Fairfield to SFO and depart at noon daily only to encounter “the lights are on but nobody’s home” phenomena. Why when there is […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

We are tired of taxes in California

So the city of Fairfield wants to lower the percentage number to 55 percent in order to pass a tax measure for transportation. Why didn’t the city go all the way and make it 50.1 percent? Since the unions are backing the measure, what’s next? Let’s make all tax measures easier to pass? If the city […]

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

They can’t decrease Social Security

Referencing April 17, 2014, article “No Shortage of Bad Social Security Fixes,” By Ramesh Ponnuru, senior columnist for National Review. To speak of talking out of both sides of your mouth, i.e. “Double talk,” a commentary by a senior editor of the right-wing National Review stated that Sen. Marco Rubio’s proposals to savage Social Security are not […]

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

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