Board never had any real control over hospital activity
It really is amusing to read that some of our local medical and other community leaders are so concerned about the regionalization of control for the various Sutter facilities, including Sutter Coast Hospital.
Martha McClure was correct when she stated that "the train has left the station." What she and others will discover, however, after Health Care District Chairman Dwayne Reichlin retains legal counsel to review the 1986 contract, is that the train left the station 26 years ago.
They may, if they are really clever, discern the obvious fact that
the hospital Board of Directors, contractually, never had any real
control over the activities of the hospital. Sutter corporate always
retained the approving authority over the budget and it also retained
the authority to hire, fire and evaluate the administrator and every
other person employed by the facility.
The authority given by Sutter to the local hospital Board of Trustees
was always an illusion. Any concessions won by the local board from
Sutter were most certainly due to the realities of political necessity,
not actual authority, and that will probably not change.
'Nonviolent' criminals can do violence to one's peace
In response to Al Kay's March 3 letter, "Inmates serve inordinate
amount of time for non-violent crimes," people who correspond with
convicts usually believe the falsehoods they are fed by the prisoner and
believe the prisoners are good people and victims themselves. They
don't understand that many incarcerated criminals continue to take
advantage of a truly good person's ignorance to feed their sociopathic
They are in prison for a very good reason and when you correspond
with them, they are seldom ever honest about the details that got them
I personally, have had a gun held to my head by a bank robber. I was
convinced that my children were going to grow up without a mother
because my life was about to end in a rather violent, senseless fashion.
The terror I experienced that day, many years ago, still remains a part
of my everyday life.
Nonviolent? How on earth do you come to that conclusion? You can
assault someone without touching them. It's different than battery. That
robber cared nothing about the people he hurt and would do it again
given the chance (obviously, as you refer to his robbery sprees,
The next time it could be you, your children, wife, friend or parent
whose life he takes, literally or figuratively, in a robbery.
There is a reason for prisons and thank God we have them. Bank
robbers should spend the rest of their entire life in prison so we can
be safe from them. I hope you never experience the feeling of an ice
cold, loaded .45, pushed into the back of your neck by some scumbag who
cares more about some free cash than your life.
Why wouldn't you want to spend your time on an honest, law-abiding,
productive member of society? I guarantee they won't be bugging you or
the 20 other people they are duping by mail to put money in their prison
accounts. I understand most of us in the world want to believe there is
good in everyone, but, good grief, a bank robber?
Please do not close pool -it benefits health affordably
Primarily, I want to thank the city of Crescent City for providing
the Fred Endert Pool. This pool has been a great relief to my family and
me for many years.
I am a partially disabled U.S. Army veteran, and as the years have
gone by I have suffered pain in my legs and back. Being able to exercise
at the pool has been a great way for me to get the exercise I need and
avoid the risk of further injury. I find that the exercise time I have
spent at the pool has been very beneficial. After a session at the pool I
find that I have more range of movement and less pain.
I am currently unemployed, so the cost of enrolling in a gym is way
beyond my means. Without the pool, with its low participation cost, I
would be unable to afford the exercise that keeps me relatively pain
My family has also benefitted from the exercise afforded by the pool.
My mother exercises three mornings a week, which keeps her arthritis
somewhat in check and has helped her keep mobile. In addition, it gives
her a period of time, away from the house, to socialize with others.
I have also found that the purchase of swim passes, for our family,
has solved the problem of difficult gift giving.
Please, Crescent City, do not close the pool. Even in this difficult
economy, some things should be left alone.
Family seen eating food in garbage, spilled on ground
I saw a homeless family at the park, It was a freezing day in March,
they had so many kids that I could not even count them all. They were
swimming in the duck pond naked.
I saw some of them drinking the water in the duck pond, they also
raided the garbage can because someone had a party and threw away lots
of popcorn and cake, some were even eating the stuff spilled on the
ground, I wanted to call Children's Protective Services, but they would
not do anything for this was a family of wild geese.
They were so cute.
Suzanne Carolyn Cyr
Car club thanks sponsors, looks forward to new show
The Northern Knights Car Club would like to thank all of its
sponsors, the Crescent City Harbor and the community for supporting our
"Cool Northern Nights on the Coast" car show for the past eight years.
Although we will no longer be having our car show at the Crescent
City Harbor, we are looking forward to working side by side with the
Crescent City/Del Norte County Chamber of Commerce to continue offering
the Sea Cruise Car Show.
We will also continue our participation with offering scholarships to
Del Norte High School students.
The Northern Knights would also like to thank the Crescent City Car
Club for its hard work and dedication over the past 20 years.
Northern Knights Car Club