Lack of affordable housing
Interesting this article (“The Young and the Rentless,” News, 12/22) appeared in the same issue highlighting Ventura’s homeless problem. Affordable housing is lacking for workers providing essential services for the city, not just the chronically homeless.
A helping hand up
Great article (“Finding Redemption,” feature, 12/18). It’s time for us to get over helping people who for one reason or another can’t do it alone. A hand held out should be also considered a helping hand up.
Just to let you know I so enjoyed your article relating the Pope’s thoughts on the inequality of wealth (“War Is Hell,” Sharper Focus, 12/18). Very well-written. How the Republicans justify themselves is beyond me. Now if the Pope would just approve of birth control as overpopulation is the No. 1 issue on the planet. In my humble opinion..
Doomed to repeat
Paul makes some good points (“To 2016 and beyond: Part 2,” Right Persuasion, 12/11). Unfortunately, Republican SOP will continue in its long tradition of repeating over and over that what has failed before.
Failed liberal policies
It does not go unnoticed that Paul ignores the midterm rout by Republican Party’s who’s new role in Washington as the leaders of the House and Senate will be properly defined by Republican policies (“To 2016 and beyond: Part 2,” Right Persuasion, 12/11). All the rest of Paul’s long-winded narrative is all for naught. The voters have proven they are tired of liberals’ failed policies. Obama trying to fix the immigration issues with his executive powers created a backlash that really cooked his goose and angered even the left wingers.
Dowdy homely Hillary is history.
Destroying the planet
There goes the neighborhood. Apparently nobody remembers BP. (“Insufficient information,” News, 12/11) Another example of how greed and corruption are destroying the planet.
Just looking at science
I think you didn’t read their study, and you are ignoring science. Eric Hopkins, co-founder of Blue Tomorrow and project scientist on the northern Ventura County Coastal Watershed Project study says that fracking more than likely didn’t factor into the results (“Insufficient information,” News, 12/11). “We did find a lot of sediment, a surprising amount, and with that was this very high level of metals,” said Hopkins, who also added that these metals could be naturally occurring in the geology. “There’s a potential that the large road network and infrastructure in the watersheds are contributing to increased erosion and globalization of these metals.” So the metals they did find could actually be naturally occurring or possibly caused by runoff from roads and infrastructure from the area. I also note that Heal the Bay’s report card on Ventura County beaches for the past five years has been A+ across the board. I’m just looking at science, nothing else. You seem to ignore the facts to suit your own beliefs.