Letters

Is safe drinking water feel all wet? Readers answer our question: Letters |Aug 28, 2017

We asked readers, Is safe drinking water fee all wet? All need access to safe, affordable water I’ve worked alongside families from Arvin, Alpaugh, East Orosi and other communities that have been dealing with unsafe levels of arsenic, nitrate and other contaminants in their tap water for far too long.

Should Assembly GOP leader Mayes resign? Readers answer our question: Letters |Aug 21, 2017

We asked readers, Should Assembly GOP leader Mayes resign? Thanks, Chad Mayes for supporting cap and trade Climate change is one of the biggest threats to our way of life.

Focus on what makes us great as a country: Letters |Aug 18, 2017

Focus on what makes us great as a country As we approach another anniversary of the 9/11 attack, it would be beneficial to reflect on lessons we have learned in its aftermath so that we can be prepared and respond appropriately to any other threats to our residents.

No moral equivalency: Trump must recognize difference between the ‘two sides’: Letters |Aug 17, 2017

No moral equivalency between the ‘two sides’ On Aug. 12, a mob of protesters gathered in Charlottesville, ostensibly to protest the tearing down of a statue of Robert E.

The Confederacy lost the Civil War; time to move on: Letters |Aug 16, 2017

Time to move on The current battles (literally) over Civil War memorials demonstrates what happens when we stop teaching history (with its boring dates and facts that are so hard to remember) and turn it into a “fun” mush called social studies (or science).

We asked readers to share their favorite political jokes: Letters |Aug 14, 2017

We asked readers to share their favorite political jokes The right to ‘bare’ arms While creating the U.S. Constitution on a very hot day, someone took off their jacket, then their undershirt in order to remain “cool and collected.

Editorial misses mark on prosecutorial misconduct: Letters |Aug 11, 2017

Editorial misses mark on prosecutorial misconduct Re “End prosecutors’ immunity from lawsuits” (Editorial, Aug.

Don’t diminished the federal pension I earned: Letters |Aug 10, 2017

Don’t diminish the federal pension I earned As a federal retiree who has served our country for years, I am deeply concerned with a provision in the president’s budget which would eliminate cost-of-living adjustments for current and future federal retirees.

Nepotism alive and well in San Bernardino County: Letters |Aug 9, 2017

Nepotism alive and well in San Bernardino County Re “Former San Bernardino County HR director brought in 3 former Esri colleagues” (Aug.

Upland should not impose a property tax without putting it to a vote: Letters |Aug 8, 2017

Don’t impose a parcel tax without putting it to a vote Re “Upland fire annexation continues; so does court battle to stop it” (July 28): Upland’s lawyers comments in court appalled me, claiming San Antonio Heights residents are “freeloading” for their fire service.

Republicans collude with Democrats: Letters |Aug 7, 2017

Republicans collude with Democrats Re “What does the Republican Party stand for?” (Question of the Week, July 31): The establishment Republican Party stands for colluding with the Democrat Party to obstruct and keep President Trump from succeeding with his agenda that he was elected for by a majority of the American people.

Misleading article on climate change: Letters |Aug 4, 2017

Kudos to our local law enforcement Since San Bernardino’s Police Jarrod Burguan stated, “San Bernardino has never been a sanctuary city,” please explain why we are paying Attorney General Jeff Sessions the big bucks? The menacing posturing by Sessions and the current federal administration is an embarrassment to the American taxpayer.

United States is not a dictatorship: Letters |Aug 3, 2017

The United States is not a dictatorship Re “The left responsible for the debacle in California” (Letters, July 27): I am saddened by the letter writer’s portrayal of people who disagree with him as people who do not think, as people who support anti-American politicians and as “suckers.

Blame voters for implosion of political process: Letters |Aug 2, 2017

Blame voters for implosion of political process Last week, with the failure of amending the health care bill, is yet another example of the total failure of the political process that America has to deal with today.

GOP should pass health care reform that works for all Americans: Letters |Aug 1, 2017

No health care reform until it works for all Americans I am a conservative and do see a need for changes in what we currently have concerning health care. However, I don’t see why liberals keep calling the current attempts to pass a new bill a failure.

Questions still linger about $275 million contract to repair Oroville Dam spillways: Letters |Jul 31, 2017

Questions still linger about Oroville Dam repair A $275 million contract awarded for rebuilding the Oroville Dam spillway and infrastructure. Where did it come from and why wasn’t the dam being taken care of in the first place? Simple questions that still have not been answered.

Why shut down such a successful school? Letters |Jul 28, 2017

Why shut down such a successful school? What do you do when you have a highly successful K-8 school where children are learning, thriving and simply loving their time spent there? You shut it down.

Schedule special session to vote on Oxford Prep’s charter renewal: Letters |Jul 27, 2017

Schedule special session to vote on OPA’s charter Dear President Sylvia Orozco of the Chino Valley Unified School District board: The children and families are counting on you to lead with courage now and vote to renew Oxford Prep Academy’s charter.

The left is responsible for the debacle in California: Letters |Jul 26, 2017

The left responsible for the debacle in California California voters have allowed themselves to be mentored by a bunch of leftists. Don’t believe me? We have some of the highest gas prices in the country and some of the highest taxes in the U.

Cadiz Inc. misinforming public about using water lost to evaporation: Letters |Jul 25, 2017

Cadiz misinforming public about water evaporation Re “Stop the legislative games with Cadiz Water Project” (Guest commentary, July 14): Again, the profiteers behind the Cadiz Water Project misinform the public.

Claremont City Council must join Joint Powers Authority: Letters |Jul 24, 2017

Claremont must join new electricity authority Last Monday evening, my wife and I attended Sustainable Claremont’s monthly dialog to learn about the Joint Powers Authority (JPA), which Los Angeles County is establishing to provide electricity at a discount below Southern California Edison’s rates and to enable us individually to choose the percentage of our electricity which will come from non-carbon sources.

We need a governor with real-world experience: Letters |Jul 21, 2017

We need a governor with real-world experience “Re “What do you want in the next governor of California?” (Question of the Week, July 10): Gov.

Supporting the People’s Budget would be a step in the right direction: Letters |Jul 21, 2017

People’s Budget a step in the right direction While members of the Republican majority are competing to see who can make the deepest cuts, there is a budget proposal before Congress that would boost the economy for all of us while cutting the number of people in poverty in half.

San Antonio Heights residents are way beyond ‘irked’: Letters |Jul 20, 2017

San Antonio Heights residents beyond ‘irked’ Re “How San Antonio Heights tried to stop Upland fire annexation process” (July 12): I have resided in San Antonio Heights for 47 years.

Passing laws that protect water and wildlife is no game: Letters |Jul 19, 2017

Passing laws that protect water and wildlife no game Re “Stop the legislative games with Cadiz Water” (Guest commentary, July 14): Passing laws to protect Californians from boondoggle projects that threaten our precious water and wildlife is no game.

What do you want in the next governor of California: Readers answer our question: Letters |Jul 17, 2017

We asked readers, What do you want in our next governor? Someone with vision Regardless of the political party, race, gender, etc.

Upland’s overnight vehicle parking permit fee is just a hidden tax: Letters |Jul 14, 2017

Overnight vehicle parking permit fee another tax The Upland City Council is considering a vehicle parking fee. It is to be imposed on all cars parked on our public street from 2 a.

LAFCO meeting — the day freedom died in Upland: Letters |Jul 13, 2017

LAFCO meeting: the day freedom died in Upland Attending the LAFCO meeting at Upland City Hall on Tuesday will go down in my memory as the day freedom died in Upland. The shenanigans pulled by the Upland City Council and LAFCO were tantamount to a quiet communist takeover of a peaceful community.

Let Obamacare implode, then go back to the drawing board: Letters |Jul 12, 2017

Let Obamacare implode, return to drawing board I do not know why the government decided there had to be a health care bill that people had to buy into. This has become a national disgrace and a hardship on the American people.

U.S. only developed nation without universal health care: Letters |Jul 11, 2017

U.S. only developed nation without health care for all Re “Health Care a Right?” (Susan Shelley, July 2): I was immensely distressed to read Susan Shelley’s column in which she compares the idea of health care to vacations, as she wrongly states that health care cannot be considered a human right.

Utility rates must have accurate context: Letters |Jul 10, 2017

Utility rates must have accurate context Re “Have your utility bills become a financial burden?” (Question of the Week, July 4): The central claim in your Question of the Week (“By almost any measure, utility users pay more in Southern California than other places”) is not accurate with respect to electric service customers.

La Verne treats bike riders as fringe element: Letters |Jul 7, 2017

La Verne treats bike riders as fringe element Re “Fontana has come up with a way to get its residents out of the car” (July 4?): Fontana’s progressive active transportation plans are quite a contrast to La Verne’s apparent nostalgia for discredited 1960s transportation policies.

Access to health care is a basic human right: Letters |Jul 6, 2017

Access to health care is a basic human right Re “Health care a right? Wrong” (Susan Shelley, July 2): First off, the last word of her article should be “right” — not “wrong.

It’s possible to provide cost-effective health care: Letters |Jul 5, 2017

It’s possible to provide cost-effective health care Re “Senate’s health bill could hurt the state’s vulnerable” (June 28): The debate over health care is facetious as it focuses on whether it is a right or privilege and choice vs.

Overall, public schools do more good than charters: Letters |Jul 4, 2017

Overall, public schools do more good than charters Re “Charter schools can save public education” and “

Fourth of July is a good day for celebrating science: Letters |Jul 3, 2017

Fourth of July a good day for celebrating science While Americans stand in awe of the grand displays of chemistry — that is, fireworks — bursting over their home town on the Fourth of July, Pew Research Center reports that only 67 percent of us think science has had a positive impact on society.

Air traffic control privatization is political gamesmanship: Letters |Jun 30, 2017

Air traffic control debate political gamesmanship Re “Air traffic control reform is long overdue” (Editorial, June 20): Your editorial missed some key points about privatization of air traffic control.

Frog salad not her idea of ‘fine dining’: Letters |Jun 29, 2017

Frog salad not her idea of ‘fine dining’ Re “Woman finds a frog in her salad at BJ’s Restaurant” (June 24) I cringed when I saw the story about the frog in the BJ’s Restaurant salad.

Students paying the price for Oxford Prep founder Sue Roche’s misdeeds: Letters |Jun 28, 2017

Students shouldn’t pay for mismanagement Re “Judge denies Oxford Preparatory’s last-ditch legal argument for survival” (June 23): Mismanagement by Sue Roche has proven to be the catalyst and ultimate demise of Oxford Preparatory Academy in Chino.

Republicans still can’t get it together on health care: Letters |Jun 27, 2017

Republicans still can’t get it together on health care Republicans need to scrap any ideas they have of changing Obamacare. Not that Obamacare is the answer. At least it’s helping a good many people to have health care.

Donald Trump’s sales skills won him the election: Letters |Jun 23, 2017

Donald Trump’s sales skills won the election People can be expected to differ in their assessment of problems facing our nation, as well as in their views of the causes and needed remedies.

Some national, state and local issues to ponder: Letters |Jun 22, 2017

Some national, state and local issues to ponder As a senior citizen, I would like to ask a few questions. I am not trying to be facetious, but am sincerely trying to find sensible answers to some of the things that bother me.

Taxpayer money should be spent on education: Letters |Jun 20, 2017

Taxpayer money should be spent on education Re “Charter legislation a distraction, not a solution” (Editorial, June 13): I strongly favor banning for-profit charter schools, not for the purpose of demonizing the businesses, but because taxpayer money for education should be spent on the education of all students and not transferred into the pockets of business owners as allegedly happened with Oxford Prep in Chino and the Roche family, as well as others, because the businessmen decided they didn’t need to spend it all on the students.

Is NFL sending right message if it shuts out Colin Kaepernick? Readers answer our question: Letters |Jun 19, 2017

We asked readers, Is NFL sending right message if it shuts out Colin Kaepernick? Unpatriotic actions belong in a different arena San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is a disgrace to our country.

Anti-Sharia rally was really rally against Muslims: Letters |Jun 16, 2017

Removal from council committees unfair The Upland City Council’s decision on Monday night to remove me of my two committee assignments was unfair for the following reasons: Mayor Debbie Stone started out with the argument that I have consistently shown that I am incapable of handling a committee assignment.

Letters |Jun 15, 2017

Taking action to help those with chronic diseases U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar joined 183 of his colleagues from both political parties recently in signing a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Dr.

Fire services should have local accountability: Letters |Jun 14, 2017

Fire services should have local accountability Re “Upland, San Antonio Heights, you have more time to protest fire department annexation, here’s why” (June 6): In regard to the protest against the San Bernardino County Fire Department taking over the Upland Fire Department, generally it is better to have local government services paid for locally by local taxes.

Stop asking Upland citizens to subsidize fees: Letters |Jun 13, 2017

Stop asking Upland citizens to subsidize fees Re “High fees, unfairness in Upland fire annexation” (Commentary, June 1): Bob Cable’s commentary about the fire annexation focused a lot on fee increases but conveniently left off one very important fact: It is illegal for the city or county to charge a fee that is much higher than the cost of providing the service.

Trump is not even a good businessman: Letters |Jun 12, 2017

Trump is not even a good businessman You can’t fool all of the people all of the time, and you can’t fool Mother Nature any of the time! Ignoring Trump’s absurd lie that climate change is a Chinese hoax, ice will continue to melt, seas to rise, droughts and storms to worsen, animals to seek cooler altitudes and latitudes, tropical insects and diseases to spread.

Thanks to Ontario council for unanimous support: Letters |Jun 9, 2017

Thanks to Ontario council for unanimous support REAL (Rural Environment And Lifestyle) Ontario is a grass-roots group that was formed in 2009 for the sole purpose of preserving and protecting our rural environment and lifestyle in the southwest area of Ontario.