Letters for the Week of September 5 

Readers sound off on youth curfews, Tom Bates, and Prop 32.

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Where did Dianne Feinstein go to school? Leave our wildlife alone. If there are too many elk, there aren't enough cougars and wolves. If you disagree, go back to Europe.

Marcia Denison, Rainier, Oregon

"If You Liked Citizens United, You'll Love Prop 32," Opinion, 8/8

What's at Stake

You can't stop something if it isn't being done.

Corporations don't use payroll deductions for political purposes, they take money from profits — away from stockholders. This has no effect on corporate special interests, corporate Super PACs, corporate CEOs, or billionaire businesspeople contributing unlimited amounts to campaigns. These are the same corporations that outsource our jobs. Corporate special interests outspend unions 15-1. 

What's at stake? Overtime pay, work schedules, meal breaks, nurse-patient ratios, workplace health and safety laws, vacation days, and sick leave, to name a few. Take a peek at how these same businesses treat their employees in Saipan. Screw 32.

Jane Lea, Sacramento


Our 8/29 Fall Arts Story, "High Art Is Paramount," contained two errors: First, that the singer Joan Baez would be participating in the Oakland East Bay Symphony's holiday show (she will not), and second, that Nader Abbassi is Palestinian (he is Egyptian).


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