FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA

Letter to the Editor

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 ,

Facts of proposed Montebello Vista tax increase

Here are the facts about the proposed tax assessment for the Montebello Park and surrounding public right of way. Only 71 percent of the properties in that subdivision had been paying for the park maintenance, the Walters Road median and curbside landscaping, and the street light maintenance within the subdivision and the east side of […]

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

Same old injustices prevail

The half-unclothed child cried out for someone to call her mom. She was terrified to move: The overweight white man standing behind her had his private parts resting on the back of her head before the white police officer dragged her around as if she was a rag doll, threw her to the ground, pushed her […]

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

Consider plight of the homeless

We’re doomed for a major pandemic of disease if the homeless continue camping in areas where there is no sanitation. According to Wikipedia, “Risk factors for the disease include poor sanitation and access to clean drinking water, and poverty.” Forcing the homeless out of their camps relocates the potential for disease to another area. Unleashed […]

June 19, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Consumers should have right to say no

I am not a doctor or scientist. I am a mom, a person who questions everything, and a consumer of goods. As a consumer, I like knowing that the products I use are liable for damages should my car’s brakes fail due to a defect or if I get sick from contaminated beef. The problem […]

June 19, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Take action to maintain North Gate Road safety

North Gate Road between the base and McRory Road has deteriorated significantly since the city annexed the area. Fatalities and disabling injuries have occurred on this road in past years. Solano County responded with prompt and special attention in each case. They did an outstanding job maintaining safety on this and other heavily used rural […]

June 18, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Vote for local girl in 49ers Golden Voice Anthem Contest

I am proud to share that one of Fairfield’s local talents has tried out for the 49ers 2015 Golden Voice Anthem Contest. More than 500 applied and only 10 made it to the finals. Carmen Gonzalo, a Fairfield High School graduate, was one of the finalists. Go to www.49ers.com and click to Golden Voice Anthem and along […]

June 18, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Solano Democrats prepare to honor their own

As a co-chairman of this year’s Solano Democrat of the Year Awards, and on behalf of the Solano County Democratic Central Committee, I invite everyone to join us for our annual banquet at 6 p.m. June 20 at the Courtyard by Marriott at 1350 Holiday Lane in Fairfield. Each year, the Solano Democratic Central Committee […]

June 13, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Stevenson always gets it wrong

I share the sentiments of the author of “Stevenson got it wrong” (June 6, 2015) not only for Bud’s column on May 29, but for almost every other Mr. Nice Guy column he writes. It’s amazing to me that the Daily Republic would give Stevenson the podium to spew his ridiculous rants. I would like to […]

June 13, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Mike and the Fed

Mike Kirchubel is concerned that readers do not seem interested in his instruction on the U.S. Federal Reserve System. He surmises we just do not know enough about their functions to form opinions. More likely we are knowledgeable enough to conclude that Mr. Kirchubel’s nostrums are the same that have been promoted by critics throughout […]

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

NRA gun nuts cost you money

The next time one of those NRA gun nuts wants everybody to carry one, consider the following: Mother Jones reported in its May-June edition that guns kill 33,000 Americans and injure 80,000 a year. Gun violence costs taxpayers $229 billion a year. The cost of smoking costs us taxpayers $289 billion a year. The cost of Medicaid […]

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

Give us the right to die when we choose

The Daily Republic on March 5 had an article on the Right to Die bill that passed by a 23-14 vote and is now going to the state Senate. Hooray! Two months ago I lost my sister Pamela Ann Moore. On Jan. 25, she was given a few days to live. The family came, we […]

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

Water conservation notice to public

I am all for water conservation and doing whatever a person can do to use less. There are many unique ideas one can put into use for saving water and using it on potted plants and gardens. This has become a challenge for my husband and I lately as we want to have a vegetable […]

June 12, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Join Flag Day event Sunday

The American Legion Reams Post 182 of Suisun/Fairfield will host a special patriotic afternoon for Flag Day from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Suisun City Plaza in Old Town, Suisun City. We would like to invite all residents of Solano County to learn and honor our flag on this special day. A special Flag Day ceremony will […]

June 12, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

So thankful to paramedics

We are fortunate to live in a city where our first responders work smoothly as a team and provide such excellent aid in time of need. Thank goodness it is rare that I have needed to call them, but when I called 911 to relay that a visiting friend was having an acute asthma attack, […]

June 08, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Firefighters, police cope well with changes

The writer of a recent letter to the Daily Republic complained about the Fairfield Fire Department burdening taxpayers by lack of efficient use of fire trucks. How? Implied is that the fire trucks are mainly responding to medical emergency calls and not fighting fires as they are built to do. If only it were that simple for the Fire Department […]

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

Graduation column hits target; county misses mark

Kelvin Wade’s column, “Class of 2015, don’t be jerks!” was a good one, and it’s not because I’m of the old school of growing up in the previous century, when people were generally taught politeness as a part of growing up, but because it’s a law of survival and of nature to “be kind and […]

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

Some ideas to improve the downtown

Fairfield is already known for confections through Jelly Belly Candy Co. and we should capitalize on that. The businesses downtown that are currently a draw are Rosanna’s European Delights, Truffle Berries Sweet Shop and Famous Creations. We don’t need any more cake bakeries, but we could add shops for pies, fudge, novelty candy, cookies, bread, […]

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

Memorial Day memories linger

I drove May 28 to Roseville to participate in the reading of the names of the fallen soldiers in the Vietnam War. Part of my list of names was from Solano County. As I sat in a lawn chair and listened to other readers announce the names and ages of the fallen soldiers, I was […]

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

A suggestion for water conservation measures

The challenges facing our state, due to drought conditions, require that hard choices be made. Thus, we are willing to do our part to conserve water. However, in my opinion, the proposed limit on landscape watering in residential areas should not be imposed. Further, I believe that such imposition is bordering on citizen civil rights […]

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

Goodbye, Boy Scouts

By now most folks have heard that the Boy Scouts of America is about to abandon a fundamental moral position and admit open homosexuals into leadership positions, including as scoutmasters. The national organization just two years ago decreed that troops could not refuse to admit boys who think they might be sexually attracted to other boys. It […]

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

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 […]

June 08, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

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 […]

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

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 […]

June 04, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 04, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

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?” […]

June 04, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

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 ,

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