Sierra Club takes a pass
As a longtime Sierra Club member, I am extremely upset with the decision by the local chapter not to endorse any candidates in the upcoming supervisory elections.
The local chapter is in essence saying that they don’t see any difference to our county’s environment if a progrowth majority takes control of the Board of Supervisors. This is certainly not my opinion. The action of this chapter is reminiscent of the position of the Tea Party faction — either vote with me 100 percent, or we will oppose you. The unwillingness to accept compromise leads to gridlock and bad government. Note what is happening in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
Will the next vote from our local Sierra Club be to sit out the election for president?
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Don’t shut shop down
I am a grandmother of 14 grandchildren, several of whom attend school in the San Luis Coastal Unified School District. I was very unhappy to hear that the auto shop program at Morro Bay High School and the wood shop/metal shop program at Los Osos Middle School will be discontinued next year. Not every student is bent toward purely academic work, and these programs allowed students who prefer more handson learning to learn a skill that will help them get a decent job whether they go to college or not.
I feel that educators often favor the academic subjects and minimize the more applied practical disciplines, and that is a mistake. Not every student should go to college, and we need auto mechanics, plumbers, electricians, etc. — skilled workers who can make a satisfactory living. I implore Morro Bay High School and Los Osos Middle School to re consider their decisions.
Twin Cities appreciated
Last month, we welcomed a beautiful baby girl into our family. I am one of the proud grandmothers who attended the birth, which took place at Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton. Between the two families involved, the generous staff made certain to accommodate all attendees to the fullest. The whole experience from beginning of labor to the discharge of baby and mother was pleasant and exciting and left us all with wonderful memories that we will share for many years to come.
The maternity ward is immaculate, well-decorated and definitely has a sophisticated and impressive security system. I am thoroughly proud to reside in North County and feel very fortunate that Twin Cities is available to us.
It’s impossible to remember all the nurses’ names who were involved in the Dellaire/Savoy delivery, but special thanks go out to Delane, Amber and Lindsay. The entire staff was professional, wellinformed, caring and friendly. It is evident that their hiring standards are exceptional. Thank you, Twin Cities!
Who really is to blame
The perceptions expressed in the letter of Allen Litten and its response by Beryl Bennet (Letters, April 27) begs the question why no one emphasizes that under our U.S. Constitution all spending must be through the Appropriations Committee and adopted by the House of Representatives?
So all this blame, of horrendous debt, on the president is simply shedding crocodile tears. The blame squarely lies with the House of Representatives and speaker of the House.
Brahama D. Sharma