D-Day deserved more
On June 6, the fundraiser-in-chief forgot that he is, in fact, the commander-in-chief.
On the 68th anniversary of D-Day, a day in which more than 10,000 American and Allied soldiers and sailors were killed or wounded, the president tweeted 23 words and then headed for a Los Angeles fundraiser.
Mr. President, those brave men who gave up their dreams, their aspirations, and, some, all their tomorrows deserve more — a great deal more.
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Joseph E. Brocato
San Luis Obispo
License to sell
As a member of the San Luis Obispo County Tobacco Control Coalition, I urge the adoption of tobacco retail licensing ordinances in all jurisdictions of the county. With consistent enforcement, these ordinances have proved effective in reducing tobacco sales to underage youth.
The illegal sale of tobacco products to youth is a problem in our community. Local teens report it is easy to get tobacco products, despite the fact that it is illegal in California and has been for more than 100 years.
Because illegal sales rates continue to be unacceptable, it’s clear that simply discouraging such sales and posting a sign is not enough to stop the sale of tobacco products to minors. Results from recent local youth compliance checks indicate stores continue to sell tobacco to underage patrons.
Communities across California are implementing licensing policies requiring tobacco retailers to have a license to sell tobacco products. Other retailers must be licensed to sell their products. Why not tobacco retailers?
Establishing tobacco retail licensing ordinances throughout San Luis Obispo County will create a unified system of tobacco control laws that will increase accountability and enforcement while assuring the health and safety of our children.
Wow! Strong winds days on end and no power outages in Cambria. My thanks to Cambria fire Chief Mark Miller and PG&E for their aggressive tree trimming and dead tree removal.
I know it angered many, but I am grateful not to fear a dangerous tree falling on my house or car and to be less fearful of a dangerous fire threatening my community.
I feel that initiatives for community-based outreach efforts such as contributions toward children and foster care efforts should be recognized and promoted.
Don’t want to pay
I see absolutely no reason why I, as an Atascadero taxpayer, should contribute a single cent to improving the roads to allow Wal-Mart/Annex to move into town ... let alone $2.3 million!
Some city officials apparently claim that the increased revenues from the new shopping center will repay us within a few years — without mentioning the fact that a number of businesses in town will close because of the arrival of this Wal-Mart/Annex, with a concomitant loss of revenue.
I hate to think that any of our officials might have actually been “bought” by this mega-business, shades of Wal-Mart in Mexico, so I will presume that economic ignorance is rife in our city’s council. If a company wants to move into town, that company should pay all the expenses involved.