Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor 4/16

Habitat’s mission

April 15 to 21 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week and Habitat for Humanity for San Luis Obispo County would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable contributions made by the hundreds of volunteers who support Habitat in our county.

Habitat’s mission of building simple, decent, affordable homes is only possible through the labor of volunteers. Habitat ReStores also rely on the tireless work of volunteers who help to raise revenue for Habitat while keeping thousands of pounds of reusable building materials out of landfills.

Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity International, said, “For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s love and concern for each other.” Habitat volunteers, and the many individuals who volunteer in schools, churches, hospitals and nonprofits throughout San Luis Obispo County, make it very clear that our community is both whole and healthy.

Julia Ogden

Executive director for Habitat for Humanity for San Luis Obispo County

‘Seussical’ show

My daughter and I, along with the rest of her kindergarten class, were fortunate enough to be invited by the students to watch their performance of “Seussical” this morning — and they did an amazing job!

The kids loved it just as much as I did. The actors and actresses did such a great job dancing and singing and the stage, lights, and costumes were just very cool.

I would really recommend this play to everyone of all of ages. You will definitely have a good time!

Deanna Lugo

Paso Robles

Rally at noon

In the wake of the ongoing nuclear disaster in Fukushima, our attention in this community, understandably, turns to our “own” nuclear power plant in Diablo Canyon. We were once able to tuck away our fears of a Diablo disaster and carry on. But now the threat is raw and tangible. It could happen here — to us.

Now is the time to take action. Protest against Diablo and stand up for clean and safe energy. Join the Mothers for Peace in a peaceful demonstration today. Meet at the Avila Pier at noon.

Jill ZamEk, San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace

Arroyo Grande

In a sad state

One only needs to read the newspaper headlines to know why our federal and state budgets are in such a sad state:

“Pentagon hesitates on Iraq pullout,” or “$5 billion added to Pentagon budget while cutting elsewhere.” Imagine what our little foray into Libya has cost us.

It startles me that more of us are not out in the streets protesting the unconscionable act of war spending. Just think of the good we could do for our cities and country if we funneled that money into our infrastructure, schools and helping those in need.

What can be done to stop these immoral and illegal wars once and for all, and get our deteriorating country back on track?

Victoria Grostick

San Luis Obispo