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Friday, April 18, 2014

Author Archive: Letter to the Editor

Hazy shade of yellow

The March 14 article by Barry Eberling (“Man accused of biting off baby’s nose;” front page above the fold), compared to Henry K. Lee’s article in the San Francisco Chronicle (“Baby attacked; dad arrested”), puts into high relief the quality of the staff writer of both dailies. Mr. Eberling reports the borderline slander quoted from […]

President under attack over Crimea response

President Barack Obama is coming in for sharp criticism over his foreign policy. In short, he’s seen as weak. So let’s review the whole Crimea tragedy. The Russian invasion of Crimea was caused by Putin’s loss of a puppet in Ukraine. He has said that losing the old Tsarist-Soviet empire was the “worst geopolitical disaster […]

Where is the justice?

I’m disgusted and outraged by our so-called justice system. Matt Garcia, youngest councilman in Fairfield history and the most amazing person I ever knew, was senselessly murdered by meth addicts over $50 he had nothing to do with and now his killer is being referred to as a “victim” (of alleged jury misconduct), granted a […]

Water costs more than health care

I live in Green Valley, and with all of the controversy recently over health care, I just realized that my present water bill exceeds the cost of my health care insurance. There are similarities between the city of Vallejo’s Lakes Water System and health care. For more than 90 years, the Lakes Water System was operated […]

Tier power price system unfair

It has been awhile since I launched a tirade against Pacific Gas & Electric Company Co. and condemning their use of a tier system of energy charges. I can’t let them get away with their monopolistic ways and intend to be heard until something is done to change their outrageous behavior. PG&E’s chief communications officer […]

Cats being shot in Fairfield

It has become frighteningly apparent that someone is shooting cats with a pellet gun within the city limits. I have reported the third incident within the past year to the Fairfield Police Department, whose officers assured me that this is a dangerous violation of Fairfield’s legal and safety codes. Anyone who has either witnessed or […]

Luck of the Irish?

In his article “Walmart announces store opening date,” reporter Ian Thompson uses the phrase, “It must be the luck of the Irish” to bring a bit of levity and good cheer to his article. This phrase is often misused and misunderstood. The phrase “the luck of the Irish” means to have no luck at all. We […]

Difference of opinion

Perhaps your avid readers can suggest an opinion on a matter of current importance. On St. Patrick’s Day, a lady friend and I were enjoying an excellent corned beef and cabbage dinner at a local restaurant; when it came time to order drinks I suggested a hearty red wine and she suggested a titillating white […]

Wouldn’t president be fired in the real world?

When the president was first elected 2008, we were involved in two wars: one which was winding down and the other which was the “right war” according to Barack Obama and other liberals. This was the war in Afghanistan, because that is where the Taliban was entrenched. The other war, Iraq, was not considered the […]

Politeness goes a long way

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Mr. Willie Turner. I reside in Cordelia. I have worked as a construction supervisor in San Fransisco for many years. Currently I am retired. I am a family man who supported my family and earned the respect to be a good provider. I also had respect […]

A lot of hot air

During the past few days the Senate Democrats have been talking for hours on end about the “catastrophe” of climate change and global warming. They talked and talked about how the world is coming to an end if we don’t stop global warming. A very interesting point is that the Democratic senators who are in […]

Build youth up, don’t tear them down

I think that your coverage of the Rodriguez Mustangs boys basketball is very hit and miss. They won a game in the state championship playoffs, but the next day there was no mention of it. On the other hand, there are highlights from three other local teams. The loss to Jesuit was heartbreaking and demoralizing […]

Good news: U.S. Senate has a pajama party

In a Gallup Poll taken March 6-9, the responders listed the issues for which they were most worried. At the top of this list was the economy with an 88 percent response and following the economy were: Federal spending and deficit. Unemployment. Crime and violence. Terrorism. Drug use. Climate change. My hat is off to […]

Let’s clarify the street signs

Fairfield has many long and often busy streets such as North Texas Street. The street numbers on North Texas Street run from No. 1 to almost No. 4000. At times the street is very busy with both cars and pedestrians. If you drive a car and you are trying to find a specific house number, […]

Flying around Fairfield

I live at the north end of North Texas Street. My backyard is next to one of Fairfield’s water reservoirs. Out of my kitchen window I can see very large birds circling around, and getting up higher and higher without moving their wings. They seldom move their wings. They just glide around and around and […]

There’s a pet killer in Castle Rock

Between the hours of 6:30 and 7:15 a.m. March 16, someone in the community of Castle Rock in Fairfield decided to shoot my black cat (Jett) with either a pellet or BB gun. The shot screamed through his body, thus shattering his hind femur bone. Unfortunately, there was nothing the vet could do to fix […]

Make daylight saving time easier

Daylight saving time is a good idea. Changing all the watches in U.S. (first forward one hour, then backward one hour) once every year are formidable tasks that involve our governments, thousands of companies and millions upon millions of individuals. The U.S. could save in the billions of dollars each year of we computerized this procedure. […]

Cynical disregard for people

I have watched in dismay as my water bills have climbed over the years, even as I redouble my conservation efforts every year. The city of Vallejo has, through a series of cynical decisions over several decades, squandered the abundance of three lakes and a viable water system, leaving us with a set of leaky […]

Letter writer’s logic escapes me

Harry Short’s latest attempt to engage Bible believers (“Flaws in letter about history,” March 9) comes in an attack on the inaccurate calendar used in the past concerning the birth date of Jesus Christ. Calendars, however, are not inspired by God and do not have any relevance to the fact that Jesus was born. Our […]

True government a balancing act

It appears to this 89-year-old veteran that the president is not being treated fairly, so I would like to offer some questions about the Republican ideas. Do you think that: Privatizing Social Security is a good idea? Abolishing Medicare and submitting a voucher in its place is a good idea? Passing voter ID laws that make […]

Nothing wrong with different beliefs

I have to assume I read a different “prejudice” opinion by CD Brooks than his complainers. As an agnostic myself and one who prefers no organized religion affiliation, I too see and read where extreme religious zealots do indeed practice prejudice, all under the banner of religious freedom. Members of my family still believe in […]

Nice to see positive articles

I would like to commend your reporter Susan Hiland on her timely and well-written article concerning Ash Wednesday published on March 6, 2014. It is refreshing to read articles about events which help to shape our lives in a positive way instead of concentrating on crimes and other negativity. Kudos to your newspaper. Pat Buchanan […]

Another reason for no Walmart

Certainly not the greatest reason for preferring Walmart not join the neighborhood, but as those have been discussed previously, I only will add this to the list: plastic bags. They will be on Highway 12, our neighborhoods and the marsh. The only positive might be if dog walkers pick them up to clean up after […]

Where is John Garamendi?

The barrage of election year articles in the 3rd Congressional District have led me to question: Where is John Garamendi? With this election year and a challenger, he has had a few two-hour town meetings at odd times, limiting participation. Arguably he is the vastly experienced congressman, ex-insurance commissioner, that read and voted for the […]

Plastic bag bans hurt the poor

The poor use plastic bags for garbage, for disposing of pet waste, soggy swim trunks and diapers. Plastic bags fit in small garbage containers. Many carry their lunches in them. They are re-useable for hundred of things. When you don’t have any in the house, you really need one. Only the elite would think they […]

Global warming a scam

Temperatures in the Midwest, East and the deep South are colder than they have been in decades. The ice pack in Antarctica is growing. Can it now be seen that global warming”was a scam? A lot of money was made by the likes of Al Gore based on global warming. None of the leftists or extremist […]

Defend religious freedom

Recent legislation that would allow businesses to deny service to people based on religious beliefs is not prejudicial nor is it based on hate. It’s based on the First Amendment: The government shall not prohibit the free exercise of religion. Several religions believe that same-sex sexual relationships go against the natural order as God created […]

Must we suspend our common sense?

Lois Lerner, former official head of the Internal Revenue Service and who is at the heart of the controversy of its targeting of conservative groups, once again took the Fifth when asked any question by the House Oversight Committee. During her very first appearance before them, she read a prepared statement in which she proclaimed […]

Problems with ‘ugly prejudice’ letter

Another outraged diatribe against people of faith appeared in this newspaper recently over what else but gay marriage:  “Ugly prejudice rises again in America.” (Letters to the editor, March 1.) My understanding is that some business owners who are in the wedding industry don’t want to be forced to provide their services to gay couples. […]

Parents are role models

Parental involvement at home as well as at school is extremely critical to our children’s success in reaching their educational goals throughout their lives and will assist in developing positive community relationships. A link to this home experience is very important to your children’s future. Become a school partner or volunteer and your reward will […]

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