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Letters to the Editor Aug. 18, 2011

Appreciate beautification efforts done by local workers recently

I have appreciated the wonderful beautification efforts being done by all of the local workers during the past few months.

The downtown area, parking lots being repainted, weeding, trimming and clean-up projects along Pebble Beach and many others in progress.

Good job to all who are working on these projects. I appreciate these efforts daily and would like to acknowledge the hard work of all involved.

Charlene Blackburn

Crescent City


Letters to the Editor Aug. 15, 2011

Tsunami Landing was a blessing, and so is my handicap placard

Tsunami Landing is a complete blessing in my life, as is my handicap placard.

Every winter I use Tsunami Landing to walk to the Coast Central Credit Union to escape the downpour of our local rains. We park our van in the back parking lot so I have easy access to the outdoor covering of Tsunami Landing. I have multiple sclerosis and I can’t walk like normal people do anymore.

My balance is greatly affected so I have learned to walk twice as slow as I used to. Tsunami Landing has been a wonderful blessing for me during the winter months because it keeps me from getting soaking wet, allowing me to walk safely in the rain and still keep my slow pace.


Letters to the Editor Aug. 12, 2011

City Council made rash decision to demolish Tsunami Landing

The destruction of Tsunami landing, a landmark from the 1964 tsunami has started. Your City Council has elected to tear down Tsunami Landing, not repair it, but to tear it down and destroy a useful structure that is used by many for shelter and protection from the rain, lighting for security, and flood control and drainage for the area.

No one from the city ever took the time to talk to the businesses that are in the area, the people that frequent the mall, the seniors and the disabled that reside at the Surf Hotel, or any of the property owners that have property that is contiguous to the landing.


Letters to the Editor Aug. 08, 2011

Bush’s ability to run country into the ground in 8 years takes talent

Thank you Sybil Saxelby for your Aug. 5 Costal Voices piece, “Deficit can be traced to Pres. Bush.”

Your statements reflect what we have seen and questioned all through the Bush years. To take a well-running country and bring it to the edge of ruin in eight short years takes special talent.

 Norbert Beising

Hiouchi


Letters to the Editor Aug. 06, 2011

Demolishing ‘port in the storm’ doesn’t strike me as progress

Looking out my office window I have to wonder if this is progress. A truck is backed up to the covered walkway at Tsunami Landing. The demolition has started.

Spending five days a week here, I have a very different point of view on the structure. I see the homeless and retirees relax and sit on a bench to watch the fountain and enjoy the outdoors with a protective cover over their head

I see employees take smoke breaks under the covered walkway. I watch people eat lunch and enjoy conversations while sitting and relaxing on a bench. Tourists often stop here after checking their emails at the library.

This has been a “port in the storm” for many who wish to get some fresh air on a rainy day. It’s a place to enjoy a little outdoor time without getting soaked. The activity is continuous. I have come to know some of the frequent consumers of the area and they are mostly delightful.


Letters to the Editor Aug. 05, 2011

Handicapped parking may be abused at times, but don’t leap to conclusions

In regard to George Burr’s July 29 letter (“Some who use handicapped licenses don’t seem to need them”), Mr. Burr, not all handicapped people are crippled.

Some have handicaps that aren’t visible. Some have lung and heart disease. With those diseases you cannot breathe well or walk long distances.

If someone gets out of their car without a limp, cane, crutches, etc., don’t assume they have no disability and have no right to a handicapped license.

Do not judge. I do agree with you about the abuse of these special parking places by thoughtless people.

Carol Antes

Crescent City


Letters to the Editor Aug. 04, 2011

Chamber of Commerce hurting the county’s tourism revenue

Our county is a major tourist county. We need and depend on those revenues.

The Chamber of Commerce is and has slowly depleted those revenues. How?

1) The Fourth of July is now worthless to see! Every year it gets worse. There’s less and less to see and do.

2) We don’t have a kite show. It’s held in Brookings.

3) The Sea Cruise Car Show! Every year they’re hassled and less and less classic cars are showing up.

The Chamber of Commerce complains that there are no funds. Gee, I wonder why!

Fourth of July, the kite show and the Sea Cruise Car Show are all major resources of revenue.

The Chamber of Commerce needs to wake up!

Jill Bausch

Crescent City


Letters to the Editor Aug. 03, 2011

In defense of op-ed decrying teaching gay history in Calif.

It behooves me to extend the courtesy of a reply to two writers that critiqued my recent Coastal Voices article, “Gay-history bill an affront.

The reaction of Carla Critz (“Bohling incorrect to say majority does not accept homosexuality,”‚ÄąJuly 27) to my article was one of bemused cynicism. She viewed my reactions to SB48 as fearful and frustrated at finding myself increasingly in the minority with a diminishing comfort zone owing to conspiracies of those who disagree with me.

 I do find the machinations of the radical homosexual agenda alarming and threatening to our society. However, her assertion that I insisted that my attitude about homosexuality is shared by a majority is simply untrue. I never stated that and it’s a moot point anyway. Moral turpitude is not decided by the crunching of numbers but by the baseness of the activity vis a vis the laws of nature.


Letters to the Editor Aug. 02, 2011

Some may not look handicapped, but don’t assume that they aren’t

I’d like to reply to George Burr’s July 29 letter, “Some who use handicapped licenses don’t seem to need them”) regarding  disabled parking plates for people without limps.

Not everyone who has a handicap plate has a visible handicap. People with bad hearts and severe respiratory problems also have them.

Mr. Burr, I have a handicap plate. I have had it for 10 years. You may not see me limp so much now, because in the past year I have had both knees replaced. The hip is still a problem, but more sporadically. Arthritis is something that can be worse at varying times, especially when it is cold, wet and windy.


Letters to the Editor July 28, 2011

There is mental-hold procedure available in Del Norte County

In regards to the letter of July 22, “D.A. must ask arresting deputies why suicide victim was jailed,” Joseph Villa states that he held a seat on this county’s mental health commission and that there are no facilities to hold psychiatric patients.

Well, that is simply not true. Sutter Coast Emergency Room holds suicidal patients until a mental health specialist comes to the ER to assess the patient and determine if the person needs further treatment. If the patient needs further or more intense treatment, then they are sent to another facility for that type of treatment. This protocol has been structured this way for more than five years.

As for the comment regarding the District Attorney’s Office, I am confident that the DA’s Office knows how to do its job, and it does a very good job at that.

 Wilma Wright

Crescent City


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