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Assist Naval Weapons
Station plan for financial system

My enterprise, Golie’s Cleaners, has been situated in Harmony for 30 years. As a enterprise proprietor, I selected to determine my enterprise in Harmony for various causes – the neighborhood, location and since I’ve skilled that the town management helps native and family-owned companies.

Many small enterprise homeowners are discovering it tougher and tougher to outlive and thrive in our altering world. The well being of a neighborhood is undergirded by its native financial system, of which small companies are important. I do know of no different venture that has the potential to advertise and foster financial progress just like the Harmony Naval Weapons venture. We want a venture of this magnitude that can foster new jobs, financial alternatives and bolster small companies over time with an inflow of latest clients, homebuyers and guests.

I encourage the Metropolis of Harmony and all residents to help this important venture.

Golnaz Bakhtiari

Vote no on Measure O
in Walnut Creek

Having a gross sales tax price decrease than some neighboring cities is an efficient factor. Each present and previous Walnut Creek leaders must be pleased with this. Income and metropolis bills have been well-balanced with Walnut Creek being thought-about an exquisite metropolis with nice providers and a top quality of life.

The next tax price and extra tax income would solely switch cash from shopper pockets to the town common fund with out being wanted and can be inflationary. I counsel voting no on a better gross sales tax price and being proud of the present price.

Hardy Miller
Walnut Creek

Lack of KGO radio is
a blow to democracy

For 80 years we have now been privileged to have KGO’s informative and entertaining discuss exhibits on necessary native and nationwide points. On Oct. 6, with out warning to hosts and the general public, all applications have been abruptly eliminated.

It’s atrocious how KGO handled their discuss present hosts and the way the administration/homeowners have now denied the general public the dear discussions and interviews we have now traditionally had on KGO for years. Why? You may guess it’s as a result of many of the applications had a liberal slant, and the homeowners and conservative proper can thus eradicate full dialogue and publicity of the problems.

That is one other dagger within the coronary heart of our democracy.

Arlene Reed

Don’t play video games
with migrants’ lives

Re. “Migrants confused by journey to Sacramento from Texas,” Web page B5, Sept. 21:

After greater than per week of nationwide protection of Florida Governor DeSantis’ “stunt”, flying dozens of asylum arrivals to Martha’s Winery, think about my shock to learn an article about eight Venezuelan migrants flown from Texas to Sacramento in an apparently comparable incident.

The excuse that this immature prank has one thing to do with an immigration ‘disaster’ on the border is simply dumb. California is a border state instantly engaged in managing immigration, has double the immigrant inhabitants of both Texas or Florida and receives far much less in federal support than these states.

Sending individuals to California seems just like Nevada’s dumping of its homeless and psychological hospital sufferers in California cities, over which that state was discovered liable in 2018. I solely hope the identical will occur on this case. These governors shouldn’t play video games with individuals’s lives.

Jonathan Winters

Musk’s Putin interactions
must be investigated

Ian Bremmer, the top of the Eurasia Group political threat consulting group, says Elon Musk instructed him that he spoke instantly with President Putin earlier than the Tesla CEO floated a peace plan that urged that Ukraine cede territory to Russia. Musk says he’s spoken to Putin solely as soon as and that was 18 months in the past.

Musk must be investigated and, if ample proof is discovered, indicted for violation of the Logan Act. 18 U.S. Code § 953 states: “Any citizen of america, … who, with out authority of america, instantly or not directly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any overseas authorities or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to affect the measures or conduct of any overseas authorities or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with america, or to defeat the measures of america, shall be fined beneath this title or imprisoned no more than three years, or each.”

Legal guidelines of america must be utilized equally to the wealthy and poor, highly effective and powerless.

Todd Walker
Walnut Creek


Trump, election deniers
dishonor our democracy

Anybody who heard the Jan 6 committee hearings is aware of that it was Donald Trump’s intent that the mob storm the Capitol and cease congressional certification of the presidential election. Trump would then have declared martial regulation and assumed the presidency for all times. Nobody may have stopped him.


Those that deny that Donald Trump misplaced the 2020 election dishonor each soldier who has fought or died in protection of American democracy.  America is not a democracy whenever you solely settle for the outcomes of elections you win. Election deniers hate democracy and thus hate America. They’re the enemies of the individuals.

Russell Button

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