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Threatened sequoias
name for local weather motion

Re. “Wildfire disrupts trip plans,” Web page A1, July 12:

For anybody who has ever seen a large sequoia in individual, it’s really an superior sight to behold. How unhappy it was to see the July 12 headlines that the Mariposa Grove in Yosemite is threatened by wildfire. Sadly, it has turn out to be commonplace, not solely in California but in addition in different states as properly, to see our nationwide (and pure) treasures go up in smoke or be devastated by floods.

The value of not appearing on local weather change has turn out to be overwhelming. Now’s the time to behave, in order that we are able to present future generations that we have been equal to the duty of preserving a livable earth. Let your members of Congress know that you really want sturdy local weather motion included within the funds reconciliation invoice now earlier than Congress.

Renee Hinson
Mountain View

With enlargement, faculty
may help extra women

Re. “After lengthy battle, all-girls faculty’s enlargement OK’d,” Web page B1, July 7:

I need to be sure that Mercury Information readers perceive that Castilleja Faculty is grateful to Palo Alto and our neighbors for serving to form a mission that can enable us to teach extra younger girls.

It may not have been clear within the story that whereas the method took time, I’m grateful for the enter of everybody concerned and optimistic about the way forward for Castilleja’s relationship with residents and the town.

We stay up for making ready extra younger girls for a lifetime of studying and main whereas strengthening our relationship with the neighborhood within the course of.

Nanci Kauffman
Head of Faculty, Castilleja Faculty
Palo Alto

Mallard Fillmore once more
disregards the reality

The comedian Mallard Fillmore, which is known as a political cartoon on the comics web page, usually presents conservative fantasy as if it have been true. It additionally presents disinformation on actual occasions, because it did on July 5, when it referred to “the far-left radical who tried to interrupt into Justice Kavanaugh’s dwelling and assassinate him.” (Web page B9)

Does the creator imply Nicholas Roske, who had no historical past of being overtly political, who referred to as 911 for assist from Kavanaugh’s neighborhood however didn’t attempt to enter his property? He admitted to suicidal ideas and made verbal threats towards Kavanaugh, and introduced an unloaded handgun and a knife and instruments in a locked suitcase.

He was not a “far-left radical who tried to interrupt into Justice Kavanaugh’s dwelling.” He was charged with tried homicide as a result of there wasn’t a cost for confused wandering, calling the police on himself, after which making threats.

Randall Brynsvold
San Jose

Misinformation sits
properly with Trump crew

Re. “Trump’s rallying of extremists scrutinized,” Web page A1, July 13:

Now I higher perceive why round 30% of the folks on this nation nonetheless consider the 2020 election was stolen.

Tuesday night time I began watching Don Lemon on CNN giving in-depth protection of the committee hearings of the day however determined to modify to Fox to see their protection. Sean Hannity’s prime story of the day (for about 10 minutes) was the Jill Biden scandal over Hispanics and tacos.

It’s no shock that we don’t have an knowledgeable voters. Very unhappy.

Chris Worrall
San Jose

Solely widespread sense will
eradicate gun violence

When confronted with an epidemic, we rapidly transfer to eradicate its supply.

Weapons are the supply of this epidemic of mass shootings.

We want far more than the insipid congressional laws of some weeks in the past and we want it now. You ought to be age 21 to buy a weapon. AR-15s outlawed. Frequent sense should prevail.

Patricia Andrews
San Jose

Good individuals are
nonetheless throughout us

There are lots of good folks nonetheless round.

Not too long ago after choosing up my husband on the hospital, we dropped by a quick meals place in San Jose earlier than making the trek dwelling. The automobile gave out. Not solely have been different prospects involved about us but in addition AAA got here in file time. The tow truck operator handled our automobile as if it have been his personal and drove us to the mechanic after which dwelling.

By way of all the issue of the day, to have a congenial and enjoyable journey hand-crafted our day. If anybody doubts the world remains to be full of excellent folks, take it from us. They’re there in abundance.

Jane Parks-McKay and Tim McKay
Santa Cruz

First Modification does
shield us from faith

Re. “Constitutional proper is of, not from, faith,” Web page A6, July 6:

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