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Spendthrift A’s
received’t transfer to Vegas

The A’s won’t ever transfer to Las Vegas.

In skilled baseball, an present baseball market might be taken over by one other “greater degree” franchise. However with {the marketplace} being taken over, each the native group proprietor and the league have to be compensated.

Thus far, MLB mentioned it might waive the relocation charge to the league if the A’s had been to maneuver to Vegas. However what concerning the group proprietor’s compensation? The present Vegas group proprietor constructed a brand new stadium for $150 million that opened in 2019. The group has a 20-year, $80 million sponsorship deal. The ballpark is a part of a master-planned group. And the group is owned by the Howard Hughes Corp. Sure, that Howard Hughes.

So what do you suppose the percentages are that the thrifty A’s are going to purchase their approach by way of all that? I say none. Lengthy story quick, Oakland or bust!

Rene Boisvert
Oakland

Doonesbury hits mark
with comedian on weapons

Replying Bob Cummings’ Letter to the Editor (“Doonesbury crosses line liberals ignore,” Web page A6, July 13), really, I do learn Mallard Filmore usually, maybe as a result of I retain some junior highschool humorousness the place kicking somebody within the groin is humorous. The Mallard waits till the final panel to do it.

I additionally learn Doonesbury, as a result of I’ve grown up and respect refined humor that goes round a number of corners to be understood. Not like Cummings, I imagine that the majority pondering Individuals, even those that have most severely been affected by the every day assault-rifle massacres, will welcome that somebody has most forcefully identified the hypocrisy of an 18-year-old child not having the ability to purchase a beer, however having a full authorized proper to purchase a navy weapon, the one goal of which is to kill individuals, and utilizing it to blow away a classroom of second graders or, because the cartoon implies, a bartender who dares observe the regulation.

William Gilbert
Lafayette

State should go additional
to dismantle Prop. 8

With the horrifyingly regressive rulings from the Supreme Court docket, it appears more and more attainable that with the looming risk of a repeal of Obergefell v. Hodges, SCOTUS may additionally overrule the federal Hollingsworth v. Perry ruling, which may re-enable California’s Proposition 8 (2008) in full pressure, banning same-sex marriage in California and inflicting California to not acknowledge present marriages.

This could be a catastrophe for a lot of LGBTQ+ Californians, and so it’s important that Gov. Gavin Newsom, Assemblyman Invoice Quirk and Sen. Bob Wieckowski help a proposition to take away the textual content added by Proposition 8 from the California state structure. We must always help each a repeal of California’s Proposition 8 and a proposition so as to add the express equal proper to marriage to California’s state structure for the 2022 November poll.

Stephen Jacob
Fremont

New drilling leases
received’t decrease fuel costs

Re. “Biden administration alerts help for oil drilling undertaking,” Web page A5, July 10:

Once I final went to the fuel station, it was a greenback greater than the nationwide common of $4.84 a gallon. However new oil and fuel leases received’t scale back the excessive costs we’re experiencing. It might be years earlier than new websites produce any oil or fuel; in the meantime, Yosemite is burning and warmth waves are unrelenting. How can we steadiness our want for inexpensive power with concern concerning the local weather disaster?

President Biden and Congress ought to cross a value on carbon dioxide emissions, the best contributor to local weather change. If the charge had been charged at oil/fuel drilling websites and rose 12 months over 12 months, power corporations may nonetheless drill however can be more and more incentivized to change to cleaner power sources. The charges collected might be returned to the general public as a month-to-month fee, cushioning the ache of excessive power prices for Individuals.

That’s a compromise I may reside with.

Sandra Liu
Berkeley

Let’s drill our approach
to inexperienced power

The oil business’s mastery of drilling strategies must go additional if we would like limitless clear power.

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