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Letters to the Editor March 1, 2012

Dogs must be under control by either leash or voice command

After reading a recent letter to the editor (“Sorry to see so many dogs that are unnecessarily leashed,” Feb. 14), I think it is important to provide the public with the legal requirements for controlling your dogs on and off of your property.

Del Norte County Code Section 8.04.081, otherwise known as the “Leash Law,” provides that all dogs who are off of the property of their residence must be under the control of a leash or voice command.


Letters to the Editor Feb. 23, 2012

Use of municipal pool is a benefit to young and old swimmers alike

The Fred Endert Municipal Swimming Pool is one of the greatest assets of Crescent City, especially after its recent million-dollar-plus repair.

It’s a beautiful half-Olympic-size pool with a spectacular life-size whale mural, enormous winding water slide, large-capacity spa, and lap-swimming lanes. It lights up Beachfront Park at night when you can go by and view scores of young lap-swimmers, or adults enjoying water aerobics, etc., depending on which night it is.


Letters to the Editor Feb. 21, 2012

Why is our governor catering to China at cost of U.S. jobs?

Regarding the Saturday article, “China’s heir-apparent in Calif.,” I don’t understand why our government and our governor cater to the Chinese government by soliciting trade and allowing China to own property on American soil.

Gov. Jerry Brown reportedly met with the future dictator of China so Californians can buy more Chinese-made products.

Isn’t this lopsided exchange contributing to Americans losing jobs? More stuff bought by U.S. consumers is made in China than ever before. I don’t remember buying Chinese-made products when I was younger. I prefer to buy things made in the good old U.S. of A.


Letters to the Editor Feb. 18, 2012

Widely prescribed drug for dogs has potentially lethal side-effect

We all know that the big drug companies are not always truly honest with us regarding the potential side effects of their medications, and this is true for medications for dogs also.

There is one drug for arthritis in dogs, Rimadyl, that is being widely prescribed in Crescent City. But what you are not being told is that one potential side-effect could be the death of your dog. I’ve done a lot of research on this drug and I will not give it to my dog. I’d like to offer for all who might be interested some links that are providing information about the risks of using Rimadyl.


Letters to the Editor Feb. 16, 2012

If law enforcement doesn’t obey the law, then there is no law

I caused a ruckus on the sheriff’s Facebook page. He posted something that looked like a violation of a human’s civil rights. and that creates steam for fuel for me to speak.

I love people and I love the law, and I have a passion to see it equally distributed to all. I was called names and criticized for my bad spelling but no one could answer my question, so is it okay for the law-keepers to break the law in order to catch a (suspected) criminal? Also, I wanted to know what were we to do when we see a released suspect in town — follow her, watch her?


Letters to the Editor Feb. 14, 2012

Sorry to see so many dogs that are unnecessarily leashed

On a gorgeous Saturday last week it saddened me to see so many dogs unnecessarily restrained by leashes in Beachfront and Howe Street parks.

While a few dogs are difficult to handle and must be kept on a leash, most dogs are naturally sociable; they enjoy greeting other dogs and their people. Yet I often see a dog being jerked away on its leash when another dog approaches. Frequently it is the dog owner, not the dog, who appears anxious and fearful.

Many dogs on leashes seem to be quite friendly and would probably like to interact with others of their species only to be dragged away by their owners.


Letters to the Editor Feb. 11, 2012

Keep the 737s away and leave our dwindling paradise alone

I read the Feb. 4 Reporter’s Notebook item, “Planning for the jackpot,” and Jim Bernard’s (our airport manager/Eureka TV station weatherman) mention of an enlarged jet ramp capable of handling 737s to cater to the casino.

Do we really want large jets coming here for mere monetary benefits for a few, in addition to spooking the Aleutian geese and other wildlife that take refuge around the airport?

I just wish Mr. Bernard would stay in his own neck of the woods (Eureka) and leave our dwindling paradise alone.

Fred Schultz

Crescent City


Letters to the Editor Feb. 09, 2012

Stop running through school bus red lights, endangering children

 As a school bus driver, I see child endangerment almost every day. I see cars and trucks passing school buses while the bus has the red lights flashing and the stop arm on the left side of the bus is activated. The stop arm also has flashing red lights. It is not like there has been no warning that the red lights were going to come on, the amber lights were flashing beforehand.

The law requires the bus driver to activate the amber lights 200 feet from the bus stop the bus is approaching. The amber lights are to warn the other drivers that the flashing red lights are coming on as soon as the bus stops at the bus stop.


Letters to the Editor Feb. 7, 2012

Put conservatives in local office to invest in future

I am flattered that my recent letter to the editor (“Despite our conservatism, we are dominated by liberals,” Jan. 28) received a response in a Triplicate editorial (“Look beyond political labels,” Feb. 4).

I will concede that not all conservatives are all-conservative and not all liberals are all-liberal. I think, though, almost all of us tend to lean one way or the other, whether we admit it or not.


Letters to the Editor Feb. 4, 2012

Interesting facts regarding WWII sub activity off coast

Nita Phillips’ weekly column, “Pages of History,” is very interesting and enlightening. The Jan. 19 column is especially interesting concerning the enemy submarine rumors.

Actually, there was a bombing of a sub on our coast. The federal government kept it a secret, claiming that it was a whale.

After World War II, an author researched the Japanese activities of subs on our coast from California to Alaska. The book, “Silent Siege,” is a complete history of their actions.

The book is really good reading. If not available at the library, it is sold at the museum.

Robert Ames

Crescent City


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