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Letter to the Editor

Nice to have friends in high places

Does everyone remember Lois Lerner? She was the IRS official who headed the division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. In May 2013, she was brought before Congress to answer questions about the IRS scandal, where IRS agents improperly targeted tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status from 2010 to […]

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

Our developing animal shelter

The Solano County Animal Shelter started a face-lift on Sept. 28. In an age, that hopefully is going away soon, of portable office spaces, the current office is being “temporarily” relocated to the front of the shelter building and ground is being broken to add 54 indoor/outdoor cages to house dogs. In addition to that, […]

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

GOP faces determined minority

America is marching into a smack down that will knock the wind out of it, brought about by a civil war within the Republican Party. What on earth is happening to these patriots? Polling tells the tale. Columnist Thomas Edsall surveyed these polls and comes up with an alarming scenario: America’s color is changing. This […]

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

License decision marks a sad day

What a sad day in California. “No longer are undocumented people in the shadows,” Gov. Jerry Brown said as he signed the bill to give illegal migrants driver’s licenses. “They are alive and well and respected in the state of California.” Please remember, these people are not immigrants or undocumented – they are people who came […]

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

Disappointed with trauma center endorsement

I was surprised and disappointed to read that the mayor of Fairfield endorsed the creation of a level II trauma center in Vacaville instead of our community of Fairfield. Having such a resource in Fairfield city limits would provide a better level of service to the citizens of Fairfield (although I hope it is a […]

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

Thanks to firefighters, ambulance crew

I would like to express our thanks for the quick response by the ambulance and Fire Department crews that responded to our 911 call on Oct. 1, when my husband fell in our garden. He sustained multiple injuries and was bleeding quite profusely. They were very friendly, professional and thorough in evaluating, stabilizing and transporting […]

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

A question of federal law

Recently, Dr. Ben Carson announced that he had been audited by the Internal Revenue Service. He said, “the agents who requested a review of my real estate holdings also conducted a full audit without finding any wrongdoing.” Dr. Carson, when interviewed by The Washington Times, said, “I guess it could be a coincidence, but I […]

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

Democrats force terrible system on us

Obamacare is the worst piece of legislation that this country has ever produced. Who wrote it (behind closed doors)? The Democrats! Who passed it? The Democrats! Who signed it into law? President Obama! Who implemented it? The Democrats! More than three years of polling data shows the American people didn’t want it, yet the Democrats […]

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

A tea party vs. the Tea Party

I’d like to point out to the editorial staff at the Daily Republic that there is a difference between tea party and Tea Party. A social gathering, usually in the afternoon, at which tea and light refreshments are served is a tea party (no capitals). “Tea Party” (each word beginning with a capital letter) is […]

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

Great night of hoops to benefit SafeQuest

I first wish to acknowledge Toni Dumont and Cynthia Hill of SafeQuest Solano, who spearheaded a fundraiser game between public safety agencies on Oct. 5. I would like to applaud Fairfield Police Chief Walt Tibbet and  Fairfield Fire Department Chief Tony Velasquez for participating in a fun evening of basketball, with proceeds going toward fighting […]

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

Remember what Congress has done

This Congress has been closed for a few days now, leaving our security open for attack, according to Rep. Jackie Speier. She stated that on KGO radio on Oct. 3 that the civilian people who are responsible for the protection of this country have been furloughed. Wow. Members of Congress are acting like a bunch […]

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

Metering lights? Try auxiliary lane

The Interstate 80 metering lights are a stupid project. Why did the city of Fairfield allow Caltrans and the Solano Transportation Authority to proceed with the project without the analysis that justified the need and the effect on local traffic? Caltrans assured Fairfield and the STA that the analysis would be completed before any construction […]

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

Make hooligans watch their car get crushed

After recently getting some help and appreciation in trying to stop speeders who use Minnesota Street as a drag strip, it appears that the sign that was supplied to encourage speeders to slow down has had little effect, even after another local man recently found himself in jail for hit-and-run and looking at a long […]

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

Constitution Week over, but you can get involved

The president of the United States proclaimed Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week on Aug. 2, 1956. Without telling you who he was, kindly use your history knowledge and remember which president proclaimed it. Before this date, this time was known as Citizenship Day (36 U.S.C. 106). To date, the town of Gilbert, Ariz., leads the […]

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

Health care law creates new caste system

My wife just said it as clearly as could be said, “If the broadcast news or any of the major newspapers (which are in decline) attack any conservative candidate, we should strongly consider voting for him or her.” If the major union organizers contribute to liberal candidates, you can count on the fact that he […]

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

GOP claims on shutdown erroneous

I wanted to be fair and balanced. So I watched Fox News on the eve of the government shutdown. Here are the two strongest points I heard Republicans make. First, Congress/the Senate (choose one) just exempted themselves from Obamacare – this very night! Second – and this is a direct quote from Sean Hannity – […]

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

Spread the symphony word

The Solano Symphony is opening its 2013-14 season Oct. 12 at the Solano College Theater and Oct. 13 at the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre in Vacaville. This will be another stellar symphony season, highlighted by the music of Tchaikovsky, Rochmaninoff, Rutter, Mozart and others. The always-delightful Maestro Semyon Lohss and the superb symphony musicians are […]

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

Armijo AFJROTC thanks community

On Sept. 14, we had a car wash as a fundraising event. As members of the Air Force Junior ROTC, we are required to make two education field trips each year. With this car wash, we collected enough money to cover the cost of one of the trips. We would like to thank the Daily […]

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

Newspaper misses mark on SEIU activities

Does the Daily Republic cover all sides when it comes to reporting news of recent SEIU activities and statements? Referring to the editorial and its disparaging response about the possibility of the union calling a strike, I would say do not count on  your local newspaper to be an ally. The newspaper’s perspective ignores the […]

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

Military retirees make no sense on ACA

I wonder if the retired military people who write to this paper realize how ridiculous their pitch against the Affordable Care Act appears. They have their own government care plan, but want to deny other citizens something not even comparable? Some of these retirees even have another entire career after their service, for which they […]

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

Less congestion, not more apartments

Concerning your article “Apartment boom skips Fairfield” (Sept. 15), it may have skipped it this go-round, but obviously Pam Bertani hasn’t noticed that the apartment boom has been blossoming in Fairfield for decades. The existing infrastructure in this city cannot even handle the current population. Please, Pam and John (Mraz), focus on some issues that […]

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

Print on editorials isn’t dark enough

Over the past few weeks, on the editorial on the Opinion Page, the print is getting ever so faint. On Sept. 30, it was barely readable. Does anybody, besides me, care that we pay more for less and now can’t even read all of the paper? Elise S. Wigton Fairfield

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

Felon’s free pass from district attorney not OK

“District Attorney Don du Bain learned of the highly unusual circumstances surrounding Hamlet Solis’ case after being contacted last week by the Daily Republic.” (Oct. 2). Please tell me that was not what Du Bain really said. Please. The last DA was pretty inept and it looks like this one is even worse. So much […]

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

Crime safer for criminal when guns controlled

A newspaper recently provided unintentional irony in its reporting and editorial. On the front page it reported the beating death of a mother by blunt force trauma while the editorial, referencing the Washington Navy Yard mass murders by a mentally deficient person, suggested that modest gun control measures might have averted the shootings. Crime is safer […]

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

Assemblyman thanks CHP

I would like to thank Capt. Sam Dickson, the officers, Explorers and staff of the California Highway Patrol for their unwavering dedication and contribution to public safety. I had the recent honor of partnering with the CHP to conduct a child safety seat inspection at their facilities in Fairfield. The CHP and I assisted in […]

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

National Recovery Month well-worth noting

All around us in Solano County, people are in recovery from mental and/or substance use disorders. They are contributing to our businesses, connecting with their families and giving back to the community. But if we want more people to join them on a path of recovery, we need to take action – now. Too many […]

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

Possible government shutdown can be avoided

Talk is now of government shutdown. That sounds terrible; but it’s not what will happen. Citizens who care, need to understand the process. The House of Representatives is tasked to propose spending bills. It usually originates the federal budget bill every year. In 2009 and 2010, Democrats controlled both houses of Congress and passed whatever they […]

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

Why was president beating the drums of war?

As President Barack Obama and his administration continued to beat the drums of war earlier this month, I asked myself: why? Was it the beating of drums because Syria’s President Bashar Assad has crossed that red line that President Obama has told us about and used chemical weapons on his own people? Now remember, those […]

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

Media downplays US Navy Yard shooting

Not much to say after the shotgun massacre of 13 Navy employees in Washington, D.C.; especially by President Barack Obama. I wonder why, don’t you? I think he would rather be associated with the likes of Trayvon Martin, not an alleged homicidal maniac like this nutcase who slipped through the cracks; as they say, supposedly. […]

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

PG&E an important partner for community

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has been an important partner in supporting the creation and retention of jobs in Solano County. Solano County Economic Development Corp. has seen the value of its work and its financial investment in local economic development. Across the board, PG&E has consistently demonstrated its commitment in many different ways. Its […]

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