Re: “Apology is in order for second atomic bomb dropped on Japan,” (Letters, May 22): Did I miss Japan’s apology for Pearl Harbor, the Bataan death march, the absolutely horrible torture of American POW’s or the million Chinese they slaughtered? I guess I missed that.
Is anybody out there as tired as I am of the venomous rants of Tom Fulks? In his latest nastygram attacking San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Debbie Arnold, Fulks begs the question, “What’s the matter with Shangri-La?” (May 22). The answer: Just look in the mirror, Tom!
Al Fonzi’s letter of May 14 carried an ironic headline — “What you see is what you get with Debbie Arnold.” While she might be “personable” and nice enough, look carefully and you’ll see she doesn’t understand local government — or that a county supervisor is elected to get stuff done.
I want to see the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary designated because a marine sanctuary alerts us to problems off our coast and brings funding and experts to work on the problems. A sanctuary brings resources to bear to help with the solutions at a level beyond what we can do locally with our current resources.
On May 19, San Marcos High School put together a very nice debate that students had been helping plan for months. Almost all of the candidates showed up, except for Katcho Achadjian (he had votes, so we will let that slide) and Salud Carbajal, who decided to attend a fundraiser instead.
The two former Salinas Valley State Prison guards acquitted this week in the beating death of Alvaro Medrano outside the Elkhorn Bar in San Miguel may not be guilty of criminal charges, but they are guilty of bad judgment and reckless behavior.
Adam Hill is clearly the best choice for 3rd District supervisor. Good governance is the most important trait in a supervisor and Hill has proven he is a leader in our community and should be re-elected.
The whole Donald Trump phenomenon is a national disgrace and is making America an international laughingstock! The Republicans have contributed to it for decades by dumbing down our education system in GOP-controlled states, teaching creationism with science. Fox News has helped, too, by presenting a distorted picture of conditions, and blaming real and imagined economic problems on Democratic policies and the policies of that black man people elected as president!
As a longtime San Luis Obispo County resident, I care dearly about maintaining a strong local economy. If we want to fully recover from our latest recession, local leaders must promote policies that spur job creation and promote economic opportunity.
In a rational world, Trump wouldn’t get 10 votes in the whole country. But it is not a rational world, and Trump is not the problem. The problem is the rich vein of fear and bigotry that he has dipped into. Donald Trump is simply a mirror that reflects back the true face of the American people.
Why should taxpayers subsidize the $500,000 deficit for the Dairy Creek Golf Course (“Dairy Creek Golf Course running out of money and water,” May 17) just because “the golf course has a shortfall of 142 acre-feet of water, which is causing the course to turn brown and prompting complaints from golfers of poor golfing conditions”?
I am very concerned about the upcoming Cayucos fire tax. I am 78 years old and have lived here close to 20 years. I live on a fixed income and I barely make ends meet as it is. If this passes, I may have to go without some of my medications.
This family will not be voting for Debbie Arnold in the June 7 primary. She has let us down by not committing to defend SLO County from the Phillips 66 oil rail transport plan and ignoring the wishes of the majority of the people by voting to develop the Las Pilitas rock quarry. She is just another Republican beholden to her special interests — certainly not to the voters of this county.