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Letters to the Editor Nov. 5, 2010

Domestic Violence Awareness Month was productive effort

October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month has come to a close. The purple ribbons are gone from the roadways and the lavender Bear Hugs are disappearing from the business windows and walls, but the warmth and generosity of the residents of our great community continues to shine brightly. The entire community has helped to make our awareness events a success.

Harrington House is here to help men, women, and children who are victims of domestic violence. October’s fundraising events raise money to help off-set the cost of emergency shelter, specialized counseling, food, clothing, legal and social advocacy.

Letters to the Editor Nov. 4, 2010

Thanks to candidates who shop locally for their campaign signs

Thank you candidates who shopped local! I own a small business here in Crescent City where we customize T-shirts, signs, buttons and other promotional items. I’ve been doing this for five years now.

When I first began here, during election season we were always lucky to get any candidates come in and ask for a quote, let alone order signs. After talking to the other sign companies in town I discovered that most of the signs and other promotional products were being ordered from out of the area. I can understand why people would do this, because it is cheaper to order from a large company that mass-produces signs.

Letters to the Editor Nov. 3, 2010

BID: By investing in community, city and our children, we all win

When I left Crescent City in June 1984, I pledged never to look back … let alone move back (at the wise age of 18!). Today, I wholeheartedly embrace my roots and consciously try to make where I live and conduct business a better place to be for my little girl.

A lot of questions surrounding the fate of the Business Improvement District has been the conversation of late and had led me to believe that many had lost a sense of community. Saturday, I was pleasantly reminded that our sense of community starts with our children.

Letters to the Editor Nov. 2, 2010

Highlight of Green Day was video about student beach cleanup

The third annual “It’s a Green Day” event was fun and informative, as usual. The highlight of the day for me was watching the video presented during science teacher Joe Gillespie’s workshop.

Created by artist Daniel Dancer of Oregon, this amazing 11-minute piece brings together the story of a dead sperm whale that washed up on a local beach two years ago, the beach clean-up carried out in part by school students district-wide in September of this year and the sky art image of a whale designed by Dancer and formed by hundreds of Crescent Elk Middle School and Joe Hamilton students.

Letters to the Editor Oct. 30, 2010

Letters to the Editor Oct. 29, 2010

Proposition 25 will be bad for rural counties, Sheriff Wilson says

Voters in rural counties need to understand just how bad Proposition 25 will be for our voice in Sacramento if it should pass on Nov. 2. If you listen to the pros of the proposed simple majority budget for California, they say it will result in on-time budgets, and it will hold politicians accountable by not paying them if they fail to pass a budget on time. It is supported by the Democrats (majority party) and the unions.

Let’s get to the facts. Sacramento is broken and the budget process has not been followed for the past 10 years. The current two-thirds is only 67 percent in order to pass a budget. If you cannot get 67 percent to agree on a budget then it is a good thing it does not pass, because it is obviously not good for the majority of those who live in California. The problem is not the two-thirds requirement, it is polarized political parties.

Letters to the Editor Oct. 28, 2010

Letters to the Editor Oct. 27, 2010

Letters to the Editor Oct. 26, 2010

Thanks to Council for voting to resurface local tennis court

The Del Norte Tennis Association would like to thank the members of the Crescent City Council for voting to resurface the tennis court at Peterson Park.

Eric Taylor took advantage of an opportunity to get a quality surface at a bargain rate and the result is great!  We, as a group of dedicated tennis players, appreciate having a public court added to the Del Norte High School courts, as those courts are often full.

Letters to the Editor Oct. 23, 2010

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