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Re. “Deplorable,” Page A1, Jan. 29:
Bravo, San Mateo County Supervisor Ray Mueller for noting the “deplorable” conditions in the farmworkers’ camps in his county.
I guess San Mateo County and Half Moon Bay don’t have ordinances, code or building inspectors to ensure these conditions won’t exist. I hope he can accomplish something with that.
Re. “Why San Jose needs bigger garbage bins,” Page A6, Jan. 27:
Unless San Jose’s trash hauler is vastly different from Fremont’s, they offer multiple-sized cans for each category: trash, recycle and green waste. You can get 20, 32, 64 and 96-gallon cans. Of course, each larger size comes with an increased cost for collection.
All Dan Davis has to do is call to have a larger size delivered. You’re welcome, Dan.
Mothers Out Front Silicon Valley, a local climate group, agrees with Cheryl Weiden’s op-ed about greenwashing (“How mining facility at Juristac would harm environment,” Page A8, Jan. 22).
The company that wants to build a quarry at Juristac isn’t the only one to claim it’s doing something “sustainable.” Local company Bloom Energy, which sells gas-powered fuel cells (essentially mini power plants that run on fossil fuels), has also used misleading claims of being “green” to gain exemptions from climate-friendly building codes in San Jose and Sunnyvale. Bloom tried again just this month in Milpitas, but luckily the Milpitas City Council wasn’t fooled and voted to require new buildings to be all-electric, with no exemptions for fuel cells.
Kudos to Milpitas for recognizing greenwashing for what it is. We hope the new San Jose City Council will follow their lead and sunset a loophole allowing gas-powered fuel cells in new facilities. There’s no room for greenwashing in a climate-smart city.
Dan Walters’ column of Jan. 29 is headlined “California’s economy surged last year, but the future remains cloudy.” (Page A9)
Memo to Dan Walters: The future is always cloudy. That’s why it’s the future. Don’t tell us the obvious, please.
The writer of “Keep gun deaths in perspective” (Page A6, Jan.27) states that there were 19,000 gun-related homicides in 2020 but neglects to mention that the total number of deaths by firearms that year was actually 45,222. Twenty-four thousand people died by suicide and 533 more were killed in fatal accidents.
Having a gun in the house does not make you safer.
I do not believe that any amount or kind of police training can overcome the interior culture of cruelty that was expressed in the beating of Tyre Nichols. That culture grew in much earlier development of those five Memphis police officers.
Just 27 words ratified 230 years ago by founders who didn’t want a standing army basically determine our weapons use today. Surprisingly, those same 27 words promising militia security, now serve for some as permission to own and use whatever guns they want.
Because we cannot read minds nor plan ahead for the actions of mentally disturbed or angry shooters, why not eliminate the guns and ban access to semi-automatic weaponry? Such weapons should be available only to active military personnel.
And, we could easily start by reinstating the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban, along with a proposed 2013 ban, to establish one permanent standard. Banning military assault weapons and providing buy-back programs would surely lower gun violence in America.
Pleasant Valley put the clamps on another foe Monday afternoon at the girls’ state basketball tournament. The top-ranked Spartans held West Des Moines Valley to 25-percent shooting in a 43-28 Class 5A quarterfinal win. 4 West Des Moines Dowling (20-4) in a semifinal at 11:45 a.m. Thursday. McTaggart coached at City High 24 years, reaching 12 state tournaments, highlighted by a Class 4A championship in 2008. A five-sport athlete and a state track qualifier as a sophomore and junior, Van Utrecht was selected from 81 applicants.1 month ago The Gazette
Third finals appearance the charm for Hortonville's Skebba; Stoffel makes history for Appleton NorthMADISON − Wyatt Skebba didn't flinch Saturday when faced with a final opportunity to secure a state wrestling championship. Stoffel makes history for Appleton NorthJake Stoffel became the first Appleton North wrestler to win a state title following his 5-3 victory over Marshfield's Caleb Dennee in the D1 152 title match. Appleton West's McQuade brothers — Ryan and Shane — were the only Appleton public school state wrestling champs, a list North head coach Scott Clough is happy to see Stoffel join. Nathan said Hailie has been a "great supporter of girls wrestling" in the community. "(Winning a state title) has been my goal the past three years," he said.1 month ago The Post-Crescent
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Buhro takes individual crown as Oak Harbor earns sectional championshipOwen Miller (138 pounds) beat Lakota's Grant Bomer 8-4, Hayden Burhro beat Lakota's Braxton Quantance 3-1 and Bodee Miller (113) beat Port Clinton's Josh Cornell by default in the finals as host Oak Harbor captured a sectional championship Saturday in Division III. Zavier Materni (144) edged Lakota's Cody Biddle 5-4 and Ethan Crawford (215) pinned Lake's Ryan Ranes at 2:40 in the final for the Comets. Jack Caldwell (157) beat Lakota's Case Paul 3-1 in overtime and Eli Wolph (190) topped Lakota's Jon Rosas 13-9 in the finals as Woodmore finished seventh. Woodmore's Michael Seeger (150) pinned Lakota's Ethan Bomer in 2:10 to finish third. Heavyweight Jacob Wetzel pinned Otsego's Adolfo Martinez-Alba in 1:44 to finish third as St. Joseph Central Catholic finished eighth.1 month ago The News-Messenger
Minico head coach Clay Robinson admitted to feeling a “little disappointment” in Saturday’s final round of the 2023 Idaho High School Wrestling State Championships. Joseph Terry, one of the team’s leaders, acknowledged the Spartans “didn’t wrestle to our best.”That’s just how good this wrestling team is: Minico won its second straight 4A state championship, anyway. It was the third in a row for the Magic Valley, too — Jerome won in 2021. We’ve got each other’s backs, no matter what,” said Vail, who won the 220-pound title by pinning Mountain Home’s Demetri Smith in the second period. There were jitters, too, for Vail — even as a defending state champion who had lost just once all season.1 month ago Twin Falls Times-News
Here are Saturday's high school sports resultsCHECK BACK FOR UPDATESWRESTLINGWIAA State ChampionshipsCHAMPIONSHIP MATCHESDIVISION 1106: Liam Neitzel, Hudson major dec. Mycah Beckett, De Pere 12-2. Raegen Krueger had 13 points and nine rebounds, while Kenzie Drout added 12 points and eight assists. Trista Fayta and Gracie Grzesk both scored 16 points to lead Notre Dame. Abby Cole had a game-high 31 points for Winnebago Lutheran, Kiara Shea had 12 points, Lindsey Nell had 12 points and Suri Kuske had 10 points. Griffin Steffel added 16 points while Jack Henschel chipped in 14.1 month ago The Post-Crescent
How Did Jeanna Wilcoxen Die? A resident of Omaha, Nebraska, Jeanna Wilcoxen was just 22 at the time of her murder. Who Killed Jeanna Wilcoxen? Moreover, according to reports, Jeremiah was released from prison on June 28, just a few months before his arrest for grand theft auto. The remark piqued the police’s interest, and once they interrogated him further, he confessed to kidnapping, raping, and murdering Jeanna Wilcoxen.1 month ago The Cinemaholic
Clyde Council to consider citizens raising chickens in town Due to rising egg prices more people are adding chicken coopsCLYDE - A woman's desire to have new pets plus the high cost of eggs have coincidently led Clyde City Council to deal with old livestock legislation and discuss whether citizens can raise chickens in the city. Earlier this week City Council approved an ordinance cleaning up a conflict between livestock legislation — a 1985 ordinance and a 1956 ordinance. Then about that same time a resident attended a council session asking the city to consider allowing chickens in the city. Clyde resident Christie Marie Watkins went to the council meeting on Feb. 21 to ask council to consider allowing chickens to be raised at local homes. Over the years, Clyde has had an assortment of livestock raised at various properties including horses, chickens, and rabbits.1 month ago The News-Messenger