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Letter to the Editor

Columnist does not provide facts for both sides

After reading Brad Stanhope’s May 12 column, “Ceiling fans, turbines and spiders,” I came to the conclusion that the columnist is either very ill-informed on the subject, or is simply insensible to the issue. Regardless of which is the case, I cannot remain silent while the columnist distributes such a view of reality to the […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Garamendi offers no hope to save delta

Rep. John Garamendi came to Trilogy on May 13 in Rio Vista to answer questions and concerns we have, questions about health care, the bullet train and education. I would say the biggest concern is the peripheral canal. How it’s going to affect the delta, the farmers and island owners. One gentleman stood up and […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Is it just me?

Is it just me, or are other folks having problems with the media terms “talking points, spin or spin control?” When I hear broadcast news talk about issues using these terms, I can only think lies dressed up in pretty rhetoric. I am a father and I know how children can form an answer to […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Columnist does not understand concept of diversity

I’d like to thank Murray Bass for clarifying (April 29, “Writer responds to criticism of column”) the offensive thrust of his April 6 column in which he wrote, “Cultural changes weaken us as a nation,” among other things, “Diversity, feminism and political correctness have driven a stake through the heart of America’s man.” While the […]

May 20, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Leaders of America are inept

Libya: “We came, we saw, he died (Gadhafi),” laughter followed. Benghazi: They came, we watched, they died; “what difference does it make?” Thirty eyewitnesses sequestered. This same Hillary Clinton accused American gun dealers with supplying the Mexican drug cartel only to learn, “The Injustice Department” sponsored Fast and Furious and it looks like the same can be […]

May 27, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Breaking the rules

If everyone could just put aside the gun argument for a moment and consider the enormous gap in the balance of enforcement versus the blatant acts of crime we see and hear about every day, you might understand why we are here. The egregious infractions are numerous and every single person reading this has a […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

UN Agenda 21 comes to Solano County

On April 23, the Daily Republic ran an article (Plan Bay Area gets chilly reception at hearing) that referred to the meeting that took place in Vallejo concerning the plan to start implementing the U.N. Agenda 21. After dissecting this article, it was quite clear that the elected officials in each of the Solano County […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Supervisors do not represent me

The April 28 column by Managing Editor Glen Faison (“Vote shows contempt for Solano voters”) was most appropriate. It also reminded me of the supervisors’ arrogance and perhaps ignorance of basic parliamentary procedure at a March meeting of the Board of Supervisors. After Supervisor Skip Thomson presented his motion for the supervisors to take a pay […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Kudos to Sen. Lois Wolk

I would like to thank Sen. Lois Wolk for all of her hard work over the years, and for fighting to keep some water in the Delta for us, the people of the 3rd District. Even if the opponents say (April 27, “Legislators criticize state leader’s Delta comments”), “the Delta cannot be saved,” it would […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Tavey the right choice

I am proud to express my delight with the decision reached by the board of directors to name Debi Tavey as the CEO of the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce (May 1, “Fairfield-Suisun chamber names Tavey as CEO). Debi Tavey has the sufficient background in the development of business growth in this community. She has the innate […]

May 18, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Celebrate the work of nurses

National Nurses Week is annually celebrated May 6-12. While we recognize the contributions of our nursing staff every day at NorthBay Healthcare, we join with other health care providers and nursing organizations across the country to celebrate them during this week. The theme for this year’s celebration, Delivering Quality & Innovation in Patient Care, highlights […]

May 12, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

National nurses week something to celebrate

It was nearly 28 years ago, but it feels like it could have been yesterday. I was holding my registered nurse license in my hands for the first time, smiling as tears streamed down my face, feeling the immense responsibility that came with this license, the responsibility to my future patients and to my profession. […]

May 11, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Support our teachers

Indeed, take time to thank a teacher. I echo Marilyn Blake’s sentiment in her letter (May 3, “On May 8, take time to thank a teacher”). Teacher’s have come under a great deal of scrutiny. A lot of checks and balances are in place. I know a little bit about it because my husband is […]

May 12, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Response to concern over hotel tax

This is in response to “Another tax increase hits Fairfield,” which appeared in the Daily Republic, April 28. I thank the writer for his input and wanted to take this opportunity to clarify and address some of his concerns. First, this assessment process spanned over the course of two months starting with its introduction in February […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Fairfield needs new leadership

Has the Fairfield City Council done everything it can do to reduce spending in the Fairfield Fire Department budget? Hopefully, the new ‘golden boy’ fire chief with a yearly salary/benefits in the $200,000 range, will read this letter and help save some money. I was at the Blue Frog restaurant in Fairfield one day when there […]

May 13, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Top 10 reasons why we need to register guns

Each of these “incidents” occurred in an American community from April 22 to April 24, 2013 (and these are just the tip of the iceberg). Since the Newtown massacre, more than 3,300 Americans have died by gunfire. Closer to home, since Jan. 1, 2013, Sacramento has experienced 47 shootings. By what twisted legal logic and […]

May 08, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Why plan for catastrophic events?

Why plan for catastrophic events? The official reasons are only a small part of the discussion. Look around you and see the potential threats that are part of the daily lives of the growing populations of seniors, handicapped, and elderly and other vulnerable groups, such as the homeless in Fairfield and Solano County. Despite the […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

What’s the fuss about the president’s comments?

The comments made in reference to Kamala Harris, California’s attorney general, by President Barack Obama, about her being so attractive, only adds to the list of being unprofessional and making such statements not tolerable by the media, the public and past presidents. Once again, he gets a free pass. Go figure. Also, I see that […]

May 06, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Gun bill hissy fit

So U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California is all worked up because her gun bill didn’t pass. Well, I’m sorry that she doesn’t realize that the guns used in all of these shootings are tools used by sick minds and nothing more. So Sen. Feinstein should chill out. She can turn in her gun, if she […]

May 10, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

On May 8, thank a teacher

If you can read this letter, you can thank a teacher. May 8 is ‘Day of the Teacher.’ Many people think a teacher enters the classroom at 8:30 a.m. and leaves at 3 p.m. and the work day is done. A teacher puts in many hours outside the classroom in preparation for presenting ideas and […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Bill Clinton and the Defense of Marriage Act

Bill Clinton says he regrets signing the Defense of Marriage Act into law and wishes he hadn’t done it. Oh really? He was running for re-election and wanted people to think he was strong on traditional values, even though he was fooling around with Monica Lewinsky behind the scenes. If anyone actually believes what he’s […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Live to the age 150?

A woman recently made the prediction over the radio that people can live to the age of 150. I believe that the prediction is possible. Currently, I am only 84 ½ years old. My goal is to reach 100 years. Maybe I should revise my goal to 150 years. I am already ornery, disagreeable, mean-spirited, stubborn, […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Volunteering benefits seniors

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974, and every year since, we have taken time during the month of April to celebrate the contributions of people who work to make positive change in our community. The Area Agency on Aging Serving Napa and Solano and our community-based partners that serve older adults depend on faithful […]

April 28, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Missing dog found, thank you

I recently lost my 3-year-old Chihuahua named Vegas. He crawled out of the backyard by going under a fence opening. He is a “house dog” and has only crossed a street on a leash. I have two Chihuahuas and both of them are very spoiled, but quiet and well-behaved. I was devastated and searched the […]

May 07, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Writer responds to criticism of column

In a letter to the editor on April 21, “Embrace being the new minority,” reader Robert Hawkins takes his frustrations out on me concerning comments I wrote in an April 6 column (“Cultural changes weaken us as a nation”). I don’t know Mr. Hawkins and he doesn’t know me. It’s a relationship I cherish. I do want to say a […]

April 29, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

County should investigate fountains

According to Mike Lango, director of General Services for Solano County, who also oversees the maintenance of all county services, the cost of maintaining the Solano County water display on the front plaza of the county building costs you and me, county taxpayers, an estimated $12,000 per year. Besides the aesthetic value of the spouting […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Pope Francis and US nuns

I believe it is important that background be provided with regard to the article published April 21, “Pope Francis supports crackdown on U.S. nuns.” After a lengthy investigation by the Vatican office, known as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, formerly known as the Inquisition, it was made known on April 18, 2012, […]

May 09, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

The real ‘big picture’

Mr. Kirchubel’s commentary (April 15, “Big, bad Obama coming for your gun”) is a prime example of why we cannot come together as a people and intelligently discuss what to do about violence in America in general and gun violence specifically. It is, in its total, a standard liberal mantra, divisive in nature, insulting in […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

President continues assault on American workers

In 1974, Congress established the traditional IRA as part of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. It started out only for workers who were not covered by a retirement plan from their employer. Then in 1981, the Economic Recovery Tax Act made IRA’s available to all workers. Also in 1978, the 401(k) retirement plan was […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Time for common-sense gun legislation

I am a registered, law-abiding gun owner. I am not afraid to have my background checked or to have stricter background checks because I am a law-abiding gun owner. I am not naïve enough to believe that stricter background checks will stop criminals from obtaining weapons that they should not have, but I am hopeful […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,
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