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Letter to the Editor

California should adopt new highway speed limit

Nevada is passing a law raising freeway speed limit to 85 mph. Nice because their highways are wide open and that should be easily managed. I have driven cross-country many times over the years and the new freeways are far superior, wider and faster with virtually no traffic. As soon as you leave California, you […]

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

Water costs through the roof

I got my water bill and it was more than double its average cost. Around $240! Now, that’s for two months, but it used to be around $120 and that’s with a garden out back and green lawns in the front and back. I read something about the Fairfield City Council raising the rates (May 8, […]

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

Metering lights wasteful

So the (expensive) ramp metering lights required with the recent improvements to Interstate 80 are going to improve travel time by a whole four minutes and increase travel speed by 2 mph. Wow! That’s it? What’s the point? Don’t forget the money spent on the study to determine this information. It won’t reduce the number […]

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

Why is IRS not being punished?

Who leaked information from the tax returns of private citizens (those deemed conservative) who donated to the Romney presidential campaign, names and addresses of farmers to environmental groups and much more? Who personally delayed approval of over tax-exempt status applications by American citizens (up to three years) perceived as conservative? Tea party, Jewish and other […]

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

What do troops think about big-spending president?

While the president wines and dines the Mrs. and the kids on our dime once again, the Navy and the Air Force were once again standing by, on a supposedly goodwill mission for a photo opportunity with Nelson Mandela, while the former South African president was still conscious, at least. I wonder what our troops […]

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

Garamendi does not care about student interest rates

It was reported in the Daily Republic that Rep. John Garamendi was trying to get Congress to keep interest rates for student loans at the present rate. It was he and Democrats who voted in 2007-08 when Congress, controlled by the Democrats, voted to reduce the rates just before the national elections; they chose when […]

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

BART strike good news

I think that the vote giving Bay Area Rapid Transit unions an OK to strike was good news. I need to know that unions are still alive and well. Most importantly, union employees are not held hostage by threats of anti-strike hostilities. Employee rights are more than passive theater: they build, help and sustain basic […]

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

Beware of political correctness

With the recent “tar and feathering” of Paula Deen for something she uttered, under stress, nearly 30 years ago, we need to think about what the future might hold for us. Think about what may be considered “no big deal” today, may be a hanging offense in the next 20 years. All I would ask […]

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

Why change immigration law now?

We do not need a new immigration law. What we need is for the federal government to enforce the laws that are on the books now. The question is what part of the immigration law does the federal government not understand. The federal government says it will close the border. That is impossible so long […]

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

Divorce attorneys rejoice at ruling

Homosexual couples will now be able to get married in California. Who will this news make the happiest? Divorce attorneys! Linda Bartlett Vallejo

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

Pledge of Allegiance still important

As I stood to say the Pledge of Allegiance in my high school classroom back in the early 1970s, I remember some of my classmates stood silent in protest. When I queried them later, their responses went something like this, “there is not justice for all and I feel hypocritical saying something that is not […]

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

We need to continue fight for affordable utility prices

When Sylvia Siegel was in charge at Toward Utility Rate Normalization, taking on utility rates, columnist Thomas Elias’ column (June 29, “Energy plan would boost profits”) would have been a call to action. Utilities have unparalleled access to customers, the ability to negotiate from strength with contractors, the financial resources to obtain low-cost, long-term financing […]

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

Court overrules vote of the people

On June 28, the Supreme Court left standing an appeals court ruling that overturned Proposition 8, the proposition for which a majority of California voters voted. Does this ruling suggest that the voters have no rights and apparently are living in a third-world country where the government tries to convince us this is for our own good? Hey, […]

July 04, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

How best to question Obama administration policies?

To begin with, I should declare that I am an older white man who is very conservative and I say this to put the following into perspective: Hypothetically, how am I to call attention to anything I observe about our president, without being labeled a racist, bigot or that I am prejudiced? Say hypothetically, our president […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Truancy rules represent tyranny at its finest

I am one of the chosen ones on Solano County District Attorney Donald Du Bain, Solano County Office of Education and Fairfield-Suisun School District’s truancy witch hunt. If you read the letter posted on the Solano County Office of Education website (Oct. 16, “Solano County superintendent calls on students, parents and community to boost school attendance”) […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Common Core is a common mistake

This is in response to Sue Kinder’s column, June 23, “Bass misses boat on Common Core.” During my 80 years on this Earth, I have had more than 30 jobs; mainly in the medical, surgical and health care fields. Never, ever, have I been asked during an interview for employment whether I had a background […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Big government, not Snowden, the enemy

Are the American people so blinded or just plain stupid by this push by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and other members of big government, who would waste our time and taxpayer dollars going after this Edward Snowden character; when the real bad guys are closer to home? How about putting our efforts and our money in […]

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

Garage sale signs annoying just like graffiti

Yea to the June 20 letter of the editor, “Garage sale signs are a nuisance.” The city turns into a giant flea market on weekends. Signs advertising this flea market go up every weekend all over the city. The signs stay posted for weeks. Many street signs are plastered with numerous signs. City code and […]

July 01, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Speeding cars unsafe for neighborhood

As a local citizen of Minnesota Street for 30 years or more, I am sick and tired of the speed demons who constantly use our street as a practice drag strip to fine tune their V8s and hotted-up vehicles. Sometimes, these people are reaching speeds of at least 100 mph, and by the time police […]

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

Columnist incorrect once again

A letter to the editor on June 23, “Strong editorial page keeps me interested,” praises columnist Mike Kirchubel for his “relevant and informative” column of June 17, “My jeers and cheers for last week,” in which Mr. Kirchubel, after being advised by me and others, admits his false information on tax deductions for contribution to […]

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

Fairfield farmers market a joy

With a Trader’s Joe shopping sack in tow, I  visited the Fairfield farmer’s market on a recent Thursday. It’s such an improvement having it in the nice lawn area adjacent to Jefferson Street. There were wonderful vendors and it was a fine move to spread items out onto the grass. I ate so much kettle […]

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

Closure of Kmart a loss to area

The looming closing of Kmart on North Texas Street was inevitable. After Walmart arrived, try as Kmart could to remain in business, it was all in vain. I feel it will be a loss to many people. I have shopped in Kmart for many years. It has always been a comfortable and pleasant store at which […]

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

How Obama can close Gitmo

Allow me to help President Barack Obama keep his campaign promise to “close Guantanamo Bay detention camp.” Give each detainee $400 in cash, a $100 international phone card and free bus/boat ride to the nearest town in Cuba. That’s an approximate one-time cost of $84,000. Cuba would surely welcome the detainees with open arms as […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Thank you, Councilman Segala

I want to thank Suisun City Councilman Mike Segala for his beautiful display of American flags on Highway 12 on the fence between Marina Boulevard and Grizzly Island Road. I lived under the ugly commie flag in communist Poland. In 1948, when I was returning from Poland on an American converted troop ship, Ernie Pyle, […]

June 25, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Another business to fold, another empty building

Kmart on North Texas Street is due for doom and closure (June 20, “Local Kmart to shut doors in September”). I do believe this might be because of the Walmart down the street. Ya think? Kmart has always been an anchor for the shopping center; now what, another big, deserted structure? Has the city ever […]

June 24, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Modernize our obsolete calendar

Let us modernize our archaic calendar and switch to a calendar that will be easy for all people on Earth to use. Many people who live in the “new world” have never had to study Italian history. These people have difficulty using the many Italian names in our calendar. April, August, December, February, January, July, […]

June 24, 2013 | Posted in Letters to editor | Tagged ,

Motorcycle group plans fundraiser at Suisun waterfront

Iron Steed HOG (Harley Owners Group) will host a fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the waterfront plaza in downtown Suisun City. We are a nonprofit, 501(c)(7) social organization that promotes motorcycle safety, motorcycle awareness and riding of like-minded individuals. This event is one of the ways we raise money throughout the year […]

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

Dumbing down of America

With regard to the June 17 article “Affirmative action ruling contest: race vs. class,” you hear it all the time, “the dumbing down of America.” This process was where the U.S. downhill slide began in the 1970s. This is the thinking that lowered standards across the board and that became an excuse for everything. This […]

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

Garage sale signs are a nuisance

I would like to comment on the garage sale signs that are going up all over town now with summer coming. Isn’t there something somewhere that says these signs should be taken down after the sale time? In our neighborhood, they put boxes on the corners or tie signs on the street name poles. Addresses […]

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

Politicians should be forced to take new health care coverage, too

With the various hearings going on in Washington, D.C., they bring up a good point concerning the Affordable Care Act and the people who helped his agenda be shoved down out throats come January 2014. The question to me is will these politicians in Obama’s corner be forced to take Obamacare policies like the rest […]

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