Letters to the Editor

Look within California’s own borders for problems

Joe Mathews needs to look beyond the state’s borders (“State should take no pride in its shabby borders,” Jan. 1). There’s a lot more that’s shabby. Look at the Central Valley, the North Coast and Shasta regions, and the Southern desert. All struggling. We are living off the San Francisco-to-San Diego coastal successes — an island of prosperity. The powers that be in Sacramento don’t seem to be interested in the rest of the state. Message to our Western neighbors: If you want income inequality, come on in, we’ve got it.

Joel Cehn, Cambria