Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Treat farmworkers and their families with respect by honoring needs

It was reassuring to read Andy Pease’s letter (“Responses to Nipomo farmworker housing fire give hope,” April 17) and Lindsey Holden’s article on the importance of housing for farmworkers in our community (“Guest worker program provides labor, poses difficulties for SLO County growers,” April 17). I am also grateful to Tom Ikeda, Greg and Donna France, and Western Sky Properties for making an effort to provide housing for a very special group of people performing backbreaking labor in our community.

Letters to the Editor

Local governments must use powers to stop abuse of water resources

Our city and county governments located in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties are ignoring the water elephant in the dining room. While they are imposing restrictions on residential water usage, they are leaving untouched the groundwater (aquifer) overdrafting and permitting the conversion of nonirrigated lands into high-intensity water usage crop producers with no restrictions.

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Phillips 66 plan would make air quality worse

My husband and I live on the Nipomo Mesa and, as most locals know, springtime brings gale-force winds to the Central Coast. Air pollution from microscopic particulate matter coming off the Oceano Dunes can make it difficult for people with respiratory problems to breathe, especially on very windy days.

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World is a little better with more poetry

What a pleasure to open The Tribune every Sunday in April to find two pages of poetry chosen by San Luis Obispo County Poet Laureate Marguerite Costigan, including verse by our veteran poets Kevin Patrick Sullivan and Susan Lara. The last issue carried delightful poems from young people, exploring their themes of hurt and love.

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Prader-Willi syndrome story much appreciated

How interesting to read Matt Fountain’s informative article on Tyler Jarvis coping successfully with his rare disorder (“Pismo Beach man with rare Prader-Willi syndrome feels ‘safe’ now,” April 21). Hopefully the judge will terminate his probation at his court hearing since he’s not a threat to anyone. I can only imagine how relieved his mother must be!

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Joetopia column on fear is a breath of fresh air

Joe Tarica’s column (“Don’t be very afraid. Just don’t be afraid at all,” April 23) was a breath of fresh air in our current social and political climate of negativism and fear. As he so well stated, the truth can go far in reducing our daily fears. The old acronym F.E.A.R. can indeed mean “false evidence appearing real.”

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