Letter to the Editor

Decision leaves veteran disappointed

My sojourn in the state of silence after I received the final decision of the Veterans Board of Appeals on June 14, 2014, ushered me, not into the verge of oblivion, but into a deep meditation. I discovered the conflicting decision rendered by the Board of Veterans Appeals which negates the decision that awarded me educational […]

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

Should have given Girl Scouts a heads up

Jeers to the property management at the complex on North Texas Street where Starbucks, Tutti-Frutti, Favela’s and Panda Express are (sorry, I don’t know the name of the complex). The Girl Scouts set up Feb. 5 for the first of 16 booth sales at that location only to be told they could only sell that […]

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

Science may explain underinflated footballs

Just suppose there is a logical explanation for the deflated footballs? As a Seahawks fan before the past few weeks, I had to support and root for the Patriots. One of American’s freedoms is having an opinion, however when it is not based on any logic, it tends to become a brainless statement. This is based on […]

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

Cheers and jeers

Cheers and jeers to your Sunday (Jan. 25) item on Page A12 concerning the thank you to all of the supporters to The Salvation Army’s 2014 Give Hope program in Solano County. Cheers for the great pictures in living color. Jeers to the white printing of the donors’ names. White printing with a pink background? The […]

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

End-of-life bill a good option

I applaud state Sens. Lois Wolk and Bill Monning for introducing Senate Bill 128, the end-of-life option. The law would be similar to that in Oregon. The topic is controversial with passion on both sides. Can a person be allowed to throw in the towel when immersed in suffering, when death is around the corner? […]

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

Irony much?

After reading the Feb. 2 column about the Koch brothers (Do away with most regulations on health, safety and the environment), I noticed a nice photo on Page A3 of a smiling man and his smiling grandchild on a minibike. What’s wrong with this picture? Illegal vehicle for the street, no helmet on the child, possible drunken […]

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

Thanks to Seifert

I am writing to publicly thank Solano County Supervisor Linda Seifert for her two years of service as chairwoman of the California State Association of Counties’ Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee. CSAC policy committees play a leading role in developing legislative policy that shapes the association’s direction and priorities. County supervisors already have […]

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

A truly misinformed writer

The letter writer of Jan. 14 (A truly frightening column) was correct when he stated that “behind the mobocracy rhetoric lies a distrust of the democratic process.” Yes, we have the same mistrust that the nation’s founders had and which led them to form a republic, not a democracy. Did the writer overlook the quote of James […]

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

Solano College news makes me sick

I still feel sick to my stomach after hearing about the three Solano Community College girls who allegedly attacked another student. Even though I work in Nebraska now, I still have Solano College on a Google alert to keep up with the program. I want your readers to know that this behavior does not represent what Solano College […]

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

Just be honest and come forward

Attention all crab lovers: During the Sons of Italy Crab Feed dinner Jan. 17 at the Holy Spirit Church Hall, someone enjoying a delicious dinner of salad, pasta and all-you-can-eat crab may have had too much to drink and inadvertently drove their car into the driver’s side of my car, causing damage. I can hardly get in […]

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

Do elected officials get it?

They must be deaf and blind – politicians, that is – to miss the message of the last elections. The great majority of Americans want to end the ongoing government takeover of our lives. We want government to focus on the things it’s supposed to do – stopping illegal immigration high among them. We want […]

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

Plea for return of stolen statue

I’m writing this letter to the person who stole a statue of the blessed mother. It was in my flower garden in front of my home on Meadowlark Drive. The statue was white and approximately 3 feet tall, weighing about 50 pounds. It was taken the night of Jan. 10 or early the morning of Jan. 11. It has sentimental and cherished […]

January 25, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Not all police are bad

In these times of civil unrest and distrust of law enforcement, I would like to share a different view. Early on the morning of Jan. 11, I was alerted to a domestic disturbance involving my next-door neighbor. We live in close proximity in apartments and so I was quite aware something was wrong. My neighbor and a friend […]

January 25, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Response to Mr. Batson

Members of the Right Stuff Committee welcome Mr. Jack Batson’s desire to remain friendly (Dec. 29: Enough with the propaganda). Having differing opinions is not reason for being unfriendly. Our committee ensures that only factual statements are presented; opinions and ambiguous words are avoided. Letters to the editor are not held to that standard, but I ask […]

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

Respect veterans

In reference to the letter to the editor (Jan. 17) about the respect two strangers showed to a veteran being buried at the Fairfield Cemetery: As a member of a local veterans nonprofit group, it does my heart good to see stories like this one made public. We all owe very much to those who […]

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

Take care on Suisun Valley Road

We were involved in a vehicle accident in November on Suisun Valley Road near the cemetery because of a dog running out in front of the car ahead of us. We struck the car, but thankfully no one was injured. After pulling into the cemetery to assess the situation, two of the cemetery workers saw the […]

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

New day, same story

It’s a new year, a new day, but the same old scenario. Nothing has changed. The good old boys have become more sophisticated in taking your property. Going back a few years, my father moved back to Tennessee when I was 6 years old to live with his mother, my grandmother Minnie. Minnie lived on a farm in […]

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

DR did something right

Thank you, DR! Welcome back Sharon Randall! Jack Batson is correct when he writes that our local paper is important to our community (Jan. 12), but I also feel that those who support the newspaper have the right to suggest and “vote” for what columns appear in the paper. Are you listening – really listening? Next […]

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

Stevenson offers weak list for review

I just read a column about the 10 people who inspire the most anger (Mr. Nice Guy, Dec. 26, 2014). Bud Stevenson’s writing makes me wonder what color the sky is in his bubble. Mr. Nice Guy talks down and insults his readers by assuming we do not possess critical thinking skills. He thinks by using innuendo, hacked-up, […]

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

Thank you for a great article

The committee members of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church’s Bev Orlando Memorial Nativity Show offer a big thank you to Amy Maginnis-Honey and Robinson Kuntz for the great coverage they provided our annual efforts to give the community a truly unique Christmas experience, viewing more than 400 Nativity sets from around the world. Sets of all […]

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

2015 an opportunity to change

With New Year’s Day having recently passed, the entire planet Earth recently had the chance to say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015. This ushering in of 2015 also signifies the halfway point in the 2010’s decade, leaving five more years before 2020. Specifically, now is the time to do more than just set resolutions […]

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

Habitat for Humanity thanks helpers

Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity has just completed a very successful year including starting on our next build at the corner of Missouri and Taylor streets in Fairfield. We would like to thank the area restaurants that donated food for our volunteers who help us build, manage ReStore and coordinate our activities – and without whom we […]

January 17, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

A truly frightening column

Rarely amid the sound bites and punditry does one get a glimpse of what political organizations think, what actually drives their actions. Colleen Britton’s op-ed on democracy (Jan. 5) does, and I thank her for it. She questions whether there is a place in our country for those protesting in Ferguson, Missouri, and strongly implies […]

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

Have we forgotten Flight 93?

I recently visited the 9/11 Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. On the same trip, I also visited the Pentagon 9/11 memorial, which is moving and very well done. I have not yet seen the World Trade Center 9/11 memorial. I am appalled and ashamed as an American that the Flight 93 Memorial is still […]

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

Thanks, I think

This is an update from the letter I submitted recently, concerning my daughter’s stolen wallet. Several days ago my daughter received a padded envelope in the mail with $1.38 postage due. In it was her license and a couple of papers. I was rather amazed that this person stole the wallet with all her money […]

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

A nice show of respect

I attended a burial for a man who I had worked with at Mare Island, and who was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, Suisun 78. His service took place Dec. 26, but the burial was not until Dec. 29. His burial plot was located at the Fairfield-Suisun Cemetery on Union Avenue, in an area just north […]

January 17, 2015 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Hope for a solution to discrimination

The nationwide demonstration fostered by the events in Ferguson, Missouri, has certainly added to our continuing debate on discrimination in America. We have to admit it of course – discrimination – does indeed exist and has produced poverty, frustration and rage. And in recent news, three black youths are shot and killed by white police […]

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

Response to Bass’ letter

This letter is in response to Murray T. Bass’ letter (Dec. 28, 2014) under the heading “Leaders fan flame of racial hatred.” This generalization makes President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and the Rev. Al Sharpton the fall guys for the “looting, arson, (and) murders.” There is never any justification for these behaviors, and […]

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

Readers Choice needs a change

I’m just curious: Who picks the categories for inclusion in the Readers Choice? For a number of years, tax professional was a choice that I noticed was gone this year. Why? Yet, funeral home (all of two of them in Fairfield, five in the county) is left as a category. How often does a person […]

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

Ad should not have been in paper

As I opened the Sunday paper (Dec. 14) to Page 6, I was shocked to see what I describe as the closest picture to a sex picture advertising a business at the Fairfield-Gateway Center. I didn’t know that your paper was in competition with the sex magazines like “Playboy.” I would never let my children see […]

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

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