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Party of the people

Voters who won’t vote Democratic because they dislike or are disappointed in President Obama, are like those folks who cut off their nose to spite their face.

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What Capt. Kirk would say

$15 an hour is not rational, Phineas Worthington says. He reminds me of a cold Spock or Data on Star Trek: “… but that is not logical”… “I am not programmed to feel emotion…”. This appeal to pure reason is laughable, on Star Trek and in the I-T; it’s obviously such a limited frame.

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Ken Brown has earned another term

Ken Brown has served the community of Sonoma with distinction in his career as a city council member. He has been the critical third vote on many key decisions regarding living wage, affordable housing and quality of life issues for Sonoma.

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Postpone water decision until new council seated

The Oct. 22, 2014 issue of the Sonoma Press Democrat contained an article regarding a proposed measure related to tobacco retailers. The article stated: “David Cook moved to postpone any action until after new council members are elected and sworn in. The motion garnered unanimous support from the rest of the council.”

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A star of human decency

Terry Province’s “Other Voices” (10/24) comments make grateful reading. For me it’s helpful being reminded the study of economics was long known and considered as part of political science, studies of human choices.

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Clean Power opt-out is easy

I have heard several comments about the Sonoma Clean Power opt-out problems via telephone. I am not a computer expert but decided to try another approach. I went on their website and found that opting out of SCP was easy.

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October is Endow SV Month

Banners are up around the Plaza again this year reminding everyone that October is Endow Sonoma Valley Month.

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Loss of faith over leaf blower flip-flop

For years I supported Ken Brown for the City Council – including placement of his campaign signs in my front yard. This year I have a different sign indicating we should “blow out” Ken Brown – primarily due to his questionable decision-making criteria.

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Living wage law hurts workers

Kudos to Mr. Piazza for investing his precious free time standing up to the elitist living wage mob (“Fireworks at living wage forum,” Oct. 17).

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Supports Dodd for Assembly

Sonoma and Napa have long shared a friendly rivalry over our wine and tourism industries. Though our two regions may see each other as competitors, we have much more in common with shared roots in agriculture that are critical to our economic prosperity.

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Wake up Sonoma

Commissioner Robert Felder, who opposed the three-story element of the hotel, said, “Don’t try too hard to bring the big city to Sonoma. It still has a different feel than San Francisco.”

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A heartfelt thank you

Kudos to Nicholas Greben for his lovely letter to the editor about Sue Holman and Susan Weeks. Their selfless dedication to Meals on Wheels and the clients knows no bounds.

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Proposition 45: The dollars speak to the issue

We have been Kaiser Health Plan members for over 30 years. We are pleased with their healthcare, but extremely displeased with their premium increases. Letters to the company and CEO proved futile. We‘ve “downsized” the plan several times to make it “more affordable” with higher co-pays and deductibles, finally taking the most minimum plan offered.

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Hope next editor is passionate

Sad is the way I feel when I read recent issues of the Index-Tribune. If I had one wish it would be that David Bolling was still the editor. If I can’t have that wish, my next wish is that someone who is equally as eloquent and articulate, as community involved and aware, and as passionate about his or her responsibilities as editor fills the position.

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Hanna Boys Center a fantastic community member

We’re writing to express our heartfelt gratitude and to acknowledge what a fantastic community member Hanna Boys Center truly is. Though rather unassuming, Hanna Boys Center quietly returns young people to the fullest expressions of their true selves.

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Stop stealing signs

I agree with Jackie Lee, please stop stealing signs! I have replaced my signs for Cameron Stuckey, twice now. Indeed it is cost prohibitive to keep replacing them!

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Praises all of Valley’s stars

I want to thank Nicholas Greben for his letter to the editor in last week’s paper. In his letter, Nicholas honored two volunteers, Sue Holman and Susan Weeks, for their dedicated and long-standing work with Meals on Wheels in Sonoma Valley.

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Lynch wrong on many levels

The recent “editorial” called “Love and hate in Sonoma” strikes me as wrong on so many levels that I feel compelled to write.

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Did Sonoma Valley Fund forget Meals On Wheels?

Your Sept. 16 article tells of the honoring of service for the 26 Star Volunteers by the Sonoma Valley Fund. Congratulations to all of these outstanding volunteers for their recognition is well deserved.