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The NFL’s Anthem Policy is Pure Hypocrisy
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The NFL’s Anthem Policy is Pure Hypocrisy

Dear Editor: The NFL’s new “anthem policy” requires players to “respect” the flag and the national anthem or stay in the locker room until it is played. The NFL refers to this as a compromise — it was anything but. This was a mandate, not a decision arrived at through a collaborative process. Despite claiming…

‘Opportunity Lost’
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‘Opportunity Lost’

Dear Editor: Four years ago I wrote to you to express my concern over the reluctance of the Old Arcadians, of which I am one, to accept the fact that our Old Arcadia has changed dramatically. We seem to be unable to accept the New Arcadians into our society. This in face of the fact…

The Dangers of Politicizing Our Courts
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The Dangers of Politicizing Our Courts

Dear Editor A fair and impartial judiciary is a cornerstone of our democracy. Yet, throughout our state, keeping the courts free from the influences of political partisanship and favoritism is under a serious threat. Sitting judges are being challenged in the upcoming June election for doing their jobs within the authority provided them under the…

Reader Voices Concern About Incumbent in Arcadia’s Election
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Reader Voices Concern About Incumbent in Arcadia’s Election

Recently, the City of Arcadia has changed from city-wide voting to District voting. I live in District 5 where incumbent, Roger Chandler, has been challenged by newcomer, Joyce Platt. Mr. Chandler has served as a Councilman in Arcadia for decades and has overseen and strongly encouraged unrestricted residential development, decimating some of our once-beautiful neighborhoods. These neighborhoods…

Letter to Editor: How the Government is Wasting Taxpayer Money
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Letter to Editor: How the Government is Wasting Taxpayer Money

Dear Editor, A long, long time ago, in a land known as America, cities created municipal departments to serve the essential needs of the community in the most efficient way. The Police Department, Fire Department, and yes…even the Water Department were municipal not-for-profit necessities operated by a local municipality to efficiently serve public interests, convenience…

Letter to The Editor: When are real experts (aka canid biologist) going to be included in these discussions?
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Letter to The Editor: When are real experts (aka canid biologist) going to be included in these discussions?

In response to a recent article: Former Arcadia Mayor Does the Math On Coyotes Here are some facts from actual coyote studies authored by canid biologists:  Dr. Eric Gese, Professor (USDA National Wildlife Research Center, Predator Behavior and Ecology) who has been conducting field research on wild carnivores since 1983, with a major focus on…

Reader Advocates For More Time Spent Outdoors
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Reader Advocates For More Time Spent Outdoors

Sadly, television has become the lobotomy of children’s imagination. Before its advent, we played outdoors and created our own games. We played Tag-You’re-It, Pirates, Cowboys and Indians – or whatever games we made up. In those days there was no adult-supervised structured recreation for children. We had no soccer practice, no little league – nothing. We…

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