FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA

Letter to the Editor

Senseless deaths can come in lots of ways

It’s so hard to have a frank discussion about what happened in San Bernardino. The news seems to be trying hard to hold our attention. More than 7,000 Americans died Wednesday, and they will tomorrow, too. I don’t know how many of those were killed by a texting driver, or a disease we just don’t have […]

December 07, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Media coverage of attacks questionable

I find it very interesting that with all of the bombing the Russians, and now the French, are doing, there have been no news reports of the civilian casualties as a result of these air attacks. No videos of bloody civilians running for their lives, pleading for the carnage to stop. No pictures of hospitals, […]

December 07, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Solano educators help those who had losses due to fire

We would like to thank Solano Division 24 of the California Retired Teachers Association for their generous donation of $1,268-plus for $50 Walmart gift cards for educators in Lake County who suffered immense losses in the Valley Fire. Because of this substantial donation, Lake County Division 35 was able to distribute gift cards to active […]

December 07, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Keep ReStore in mind for holidays

Are you getting new furniture for Christmas? Making a New Year’s resolution to remodel your kitchen? If so, then keep Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in mind to donate the gently used furniture, cabinets and appliances. ReStore is a home improvement store that sells these and much more to the public for 50 percent to 90 percent off […]

December 07, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Government can save money by not traveling

The Daily Republic, thanks to Ryan McCarthy, reported Nov. 22 on two recent instances of local government agencies throwing tax dollars at things that many people think are wasteful. One was the recent League of California Cities convention in San Jose, where the city of Fairfield paid $2,829 for hotel rooms for three council members and two staffers. I would guess that […]

December 06, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Letter hits mark with reader

I have just one word in response to what Bill Johnson wrote (Nov. 23), and that’s simply, Amen. But, I’m not sure that such language is tolerated anymore – especially by those who call us conservatives, intolerable. Donald Steckly Vacaville

December 06, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Would-be rep thanks his debate rep

Thank you to Justin Kaplan (University of California, Davis student and Napa Community College graduate) for volunteering and representing me Nov. 18 during the College Democrats debate. I was not able to attend due to a prior engagement. I asked Justin to take the seat next to the other candidates for a few reasons. First, he represents […]

December 05, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

UC pledges $1B for climate change

I read with interest The Associated Press article Nov. 30 about the University of California pledging $1 billion over five years, and another $250 million for clean energy technology and climate change. This article certainly meets the criteria of sensationalism and “headlines” with the current media’s focus on climate change. What was missing intentionally or otherwise […]

December 05, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Stop showing how to build bombs in the news

As if we don’t have enough to worry about in this late-great United States, we only have to look to our media and the Internet to show us that making of a bomb is as simple is as a Coke can and other ingredients – and this time it is no clock or school project. I […]

December 02, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Straightening out a few things

Some facts that the media have distorted or changed. 1. President Barack Obama is the son of a black father and white mother, making him mixed race not black as all media report him to be. This is a racist insult to the mother who bore him, and to the grandparents who helped raise him, and to mixed-race people everywhere. […]

December 02, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Kudos to Dr. Klink, staff for kindness

I am writing with regard to Dr. Brian Klink and his staff, resident nurses, Kat, Joanne, Jennifer and Eden, at Solano Plastic Surgery. Dr. Klink is a very kind and compassionate doctor. He always has a smile on his face and has always been very attentive to my concerns. I have seen him numerous times […]

December 02, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Planned demolition of Building 300 raises concerns

In 2002, the taxpayers of Solano County passed $124.5 million bond Measure G to improve the facilities at Solano Community College – $5 million of that money was used to remodel Building 300, the main science and engineering building on campus. The remodeling was only completed in 2011, and these bonds will not be paid […]

December 02, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

A holiday wish for Alzheimer’s support

For 600,000 California families who have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s, and for the many hundreds of thousands of others who, like mine, who have lost a loved one to the disease, Thanksgiving can be a mixed blessing. The disease is devastating emotionally and, for many of us, financially. But we don’t bear this […]

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

A big thank you for the help

The Casa Nova Mobile Park would like to thank the city of Fairfield for the Share program. That is where a person can apply to have someone come in and help fix the little things in your mobile home that you are not able to do. There were 13 people who qualified here. On Nov. 14, […]

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

Kudos to Scarlet Brigade; jeers to lack of music support

Cheers to the Daily Republic for its front page coverage of the 27th annual Tournament of Champions sponsored by the Fairfield High School Scarlet Brigade Band Boosters. Thank you for recognizing the hard work and effort these students and music directors put in to the amazing performances we were able to enjoy on Saturday. Cheers to […]

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

Wake up, and voice your beliefs

We let thousands of felons out of prison early, provide amnesty cities for those who broke the law getting here, refuse to support police to a point they have to second guess every move they make, then wonder why our streets aren’t as safe as they used to be. If you legally own a weapon to […]

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

Fairfield could be a city of dreams

Fairfield is currently considering plans for redeveloping downtown. In my opinion, downtown streets and sidewalks should be torn out and redesigned – preferably to a more conducive parking arrangement that accommodates every individual business along that stretch. Downtown has to have a safe, well-lit and comfortable feel to it with businesses that cater not only […]

November 22, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Questions for the Trump

Crony capitalism is a term used to describe how business people connive with government officials to enrich both at taxpayers expense. The Republican presidential front-runner candidate and businessman Donald Trump brags about his ability to successfully negotiate deals with government officials, even foreign government officials. He also supports eminent domain, which frequently favors business expansion […]

November 22, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Thank you for your kindness, Kaiser

My wife and I returned from a three-week getaway in our motor home and began inspecting and processing a mountain of mail, which was mostly junk. One piece, however, received our attention and gratitude. It was a card from Kaiser Permanente, our health provider for a few decades, and signed by registered nurses Jane and […]

November 21, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Fix Capitola Way

I read the article in the Daily Republic that the County Supervisors want to raise sales tax half a percent to repair streets within the county. If this occurs, I pray it will be better managed than Measure P funds which were supposed to be used for street repairs. Most of the funding was spent on […]

November 21, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Wreath Project honors fallen

In October, 2006, a new national cemetery opened in Dixon, and about 300 wreaths were placed on gravesites there in December, in honor of the fallen resting at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. This year marks the 10th year of honoring those fallen, and there are an estimated 16,700 wreaths needed now to commemorate each gravesite. […]

November 21, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Trucking fees will not work

The proposal that Suisun City charge big rigs for overnight parking is simply idiotic. No fees will be collected because the truckers will just find another place to park. Trucking is a hard job. So let’s show the truckers some appreciation. After all, “If you got it, a truck brought it.” Been there, done it. James […]

November 16, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Boot Drive was a huge success

The Fairfield Professional Firefighters Association took part in a boot drive fundraiser Oct. 17-18 to benefit the Fairfield Community Services Foundation and Fun on the Run. We were able to raise $32,495 over the course of the two-day event. I would personally like to thank everyone that made this event so successful, including Macy’s, mall security, […]

November 16, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Bill sets rules for imprisoned youth

Imagine a rainy day; children going crazy because they cannot go outside – anxious, mad and unhinged when confined in the house. Now, imagine the child is confined into one small room, no entertainment, up to 23 hours a day and without knowing when the rain will stop. Imagine that child’s feelings. This is the reality […]

November 16, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Clinton’s credibility in question

The Benghazi hearings brought out something very important: Hillary Clinton knew the truth all along about the attack on our embassy there. So, why did she lie through her teeth to the American people about what happened? Was it done because of national security concerns? No, it was just petty partisan politics. Does this tell […]

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

Have some empathy for those lost to gun violence

With regard to recent letter to editor, “Just Be Honest with the gun control thing,” gun control is not confiscation. This letter alarms, frustrates and saddens me deeply. The writer takes the giant leap that gun control laws will lead to gun confiscation and abolishment of the Second Amendment. She infers that the government wants to control the citizenry […]

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

Cost of living not going down

For the third time in the past seven years, recipients will get no cost-of-living-adjustment increase in their Social Security payments. This time, the reason is a 23 percent year-to-year decline in gasoline prices. However, the way COLA is calculated is unfair and penalizes seniors. The Consumer Price Index is based on the cost of living […]

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

Theater group re-raises curtain for Rose

I am writing to correct an omission that occurred at the annual Arty Awards Gala held on Sept. 13. It has come to our attention that the name of James Rose, of Fairfield, was mistakenly left off of the list projected on stage during the awards ceremony of nominees for the Youth Set Design category. […]

November 15, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

More backing Santana Wind’s proper heritage

Santana Wind – hot, easterly, winds – is properly and historically called Santana, not Santa Ana. Sailors have a phrase, “Beware the devil wind, Santana.” Refer to two years before the “Mast” published in 1840 by Richard Henry Dana Jr. Dana Point is named after him. When he was anchored of San Pedro, Dana refers to […]

November 15, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Don’t let the Armijo mascot go

There has been a call to have Armijo High School do away with the Indian mascot. While this is not the first call for teams to do this, it now hits home. I have always thought school or business mascots were chosen because of what they represented to that institution: pride, dedication, determination or unity. […]

November 15, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

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