Re “Share end-of-life drugs with prisons” (Letters, July 10): What a simple, non-costly solution to overcrowded prisons. This is humane, easy and quick. Isn’t about time we stop financially supporting these death row inmates? Makes simple sense.
Re “Let us protect ourselves from dangerous dogs” (Page 13A, July 25): My thoughts are similar to the 67 year old woman walking her dog. I used to walk in my neighborhood five or six mornings a week and have been attacked by two boxer types. There is one yard with 6 foot redwood fence with a German shepherd that lunges all along that fence when I walk by.
I wonder how much money was deposited into Bernie Sanders off shore account from the Clinton Foundation off shore account to get Sanders to endorse Hillary Clinton? I didn't realize how much our nation’s leaders were so corrupt. Bet you didn't know either? Money can keep you out of jail.
How long until the legislature and Governor Moonbeam add the hammer and sickle to our state flag? Heaven knows liberty in this state is as extinct as the flag's grizzly bear. Everyone now feels much "safer" after the passage of the latest round of "common sense" gun control laws. I know that law enforcement officers and citizens alike will be secure as they visit our state's high crime areas. Californians ask yourselves why our worst crime areas are in cities governed by Democrats for decades even as they passed the most restrictive gun laws in the USA. Indeed, as they continue to hamstring law abiding citizen's rights, they also vilify law enforcement and say we cannot trust them.
Downtown is definitely in need of change. When 101 Street was "opened" it was a mistake. Any thriving downtown worldwide – from nearby Turlock to international cities such as London – walking spaces are needed. This common sense idea was reaffirmed when business owners on J Street indicated this would be beneficial. Sadly, it is interesting and telling about the city that per admission of some on J Street, many would rather drive two or three blocks than walk them. Is it the car culture? Is it the homeless?
Re “County to pay $90,000 for study of river plan” (Page 3A, July 13): Being retired from 35 years in the California water wars working with, for and representing the farmers and water agencies in our Valley, I understand the justifiable fear of Stanislaus County officials and water districts if the State Water Resources Control Board imposes new rules to dedicate 35 percent of unimpaired flows on your local rivers to benefit fish. I’ve seen such devastation myself.
Re “It boils down to trust in race for the White House” (Page 1D, July 24): In Sunday's Issue and Ideas section the Bee shamelessly bashes the GOP and Trump in every article and cartoon. How about having some balance? Even a little balance. The laugh-out-loud article is Redlener's piece in regards to trust.....and he recommends Hillary?? Give your readers a break. I can't wait to see what the Bee's editorial board have to say on Inauguration Day when Trump is sworn in.
Re “In Trump vs. Clinton, will fear outweigh facts?” (Page 2D, July 24): There is fear, and well founded fear. I fear for the country we are leaving my grandchildren. I guess we shouldn't have any fear, though. President Obama told us so. According to him, the world is safer than ever. And he would never lie to us. "Hands up, don't shoot" happened, he said so. ISIS is the "JV team," he told us. ISIS is contained, he promised just two days before a horrible attack in Europe. And – Hillary never lied to us. Nothing classified in her emails. FBI chief says that's a lie. Nothing "work related" on her server, FBI chief says that's a lie. I could go on and on (and on...) but why bother?
The community turned against a 20-year-old UC Davis student who was attacked by a person she knew. What followed was a nightmare scenario with elements common to all victims who expect and demand justice and press their cases.
Every where you turn now days you see/hear of another senseless shooting, then the discussions on how to stop it. It goes on for hours. I think if the media would just back off, let these hot bed areas figure things out without all the cameras & microphones in their faces, let them breathe. You know the 15 minutes of fame phrase, well, this is what the media is fueling the fire with. The sad thing is these groups are riding it based on a tragedy.