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‘Trust of the mayor?’

I recall something about (Mayor Rob) Schroder’s comments when he made appointments last year and I am glad the writer in the letter, “Mayor Not to be Trusted,” remembered it in detail. Now, Schroder has struck again. Last week, once more he violated what he said he would do. He …

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‘Mayor not to be trusted’

I was in the process of writing the following letter honoring our Mayor until Rob Schroder announced that he will seek reelection in 2018: Mayor Schroder should be complemented for his announcement last year that he will not run again for Mayor.  It is in line with the policy he …

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‘The Lady Bulldogs’ basketball program is in very good hands’

Dear Editor: My wife Pat and I have been attending Alhambra High School sporting events for over 40 years. We began attending to watch our children play for various Alhambra teams many years ago, and more recently we have been coming to games to watch our grandchildren participate. Although we …

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Henderson responds to Craig’s Rotary Report

Dear Paul Craig: The part of you that I know is one of the highest quality persons to ever walk the open hallways of Main Street. However, you often hand down Zues-like edicts that are woefully uninformed. “Criminal Justice” is the only oxymoron that is also a junior college degree. …

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Architectural gem preserved – for now

Dear Friends of the 1903 County Jail in Martinez and to those folks who have recently discovered our Save the Jail effort. Thank you for wanting to know more about the status of this project. As the newly organized Architectural Preservation Foundation of Contra Costa County is still very small, our limited …

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‘I am proud of Congressman Thompson’

Dear Editor, I am proud of our District 5 Representative for condemning bans 1.0 and 2.0. It’s cruel to turn a deaf ear to those fleeing war zones, famines, threatening dictatorships,  and drug gang conscriptions. Our people are ready and willing to help and will deal with the hate-mongering. These …

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Campbell: ‘When is enough, enough’ on Pine Meadow?

Dear Editor, I have closely followed the Pine Meadow Golf Course development. I follow Friends of Pine Meadow Facebook and articles and letters in the local newspapers and on social media. I am now aware to the omissions and selected material presented by Friends of Pine Meadow on social media.  …

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Superior Courts challenge Governor Brown’s proposed budget

Dear Governor Brown: We, the undersigned courts, have had the opportunity to review your proposed budget for the judicial branch for Fiscal Year 2017-18. We are seriously concerned with the lack of additional funding proposed for trial court operations and our ability to provide adequate access to justice for those …

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City can help reduce flood insurance costs costs

Most of the City built before 1960 in the downtown area is in the 100 year floodplain. Flood insurance is required for properties with mortgages, and insurance is recommended for the rest. Flood insurance is very expensive. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), which generates the 100 year flood maps, also …

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