Oh, I wistfully hope that, after losing my mate to cancer almost five years ago and being suddenly ready to move forward, I someday find someone like the happy couple who found each other in the beginning of this lovely article ("Old-Fashioned Love," Feb. 3).
Loans won't help those who are already having trouble paying their bills; it will only add more debt to the list (Fishing Report, Feb. 4). A disaster declaration is the only thing that would help at this point.
I agree with Mike Shea's letter (Feb. 3) about cutting the trees in Santa Rosa's Courthouse Square and turning that pleasant park into a parking lot. I also have decided not to spend any money in downtown Santa Rosa—ever. I canceled a restaurant date there last week and attended a movie in Sebastopol instead of Santa Rosa.
One of the reasons we never heard about cutting the trees and the parking lot plans is that Sonoma County has a newspaper that is totally worthless when it comes to informing us about what is going on with the county and city government and the police. This whole county stinks of corruption.
I totally agree with Mike Shea who advocates for saving the trees in downtown Santa Rosa. Any person who considers cutting trees in favor of creating more parking space needs to be immediately cut out of a group who is working for preserving the essence of a town. Put the parking elsewhere and create roundabouts. If there is a will, there's a way! Is the enemy within?
Your readership should know the difference between the four isms. Capitalism is the legal right to invest in stocks, bonds and derivatives, and sell goods and services for a profit. Socialism is when the workers and management own all means of production. Communism is the spiritual ideal of sharing all in common. Communalism is like a living on a kibbutz; everyone shares and lives together and provides common services like communal child care. Communalism shares the most of all the isms. Thanks for educating your readers to know more rather than less.
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