We just read another letter to the editor from Darrell Beck in the Sentinel of Sept. 12 that ran on to over 1,200 words. Darrell is a friend of mine, a good community man and a good writer, but I don’t know why the Sentinel gives him so much space rather than trying to achieve a balance of viewoints.
Darrell has gone over the top this time, using a long lecture on the U.S. Constitution and heavy reference to his own lifetime of study and acquired wisdom (?) to support his negative view of “Obamacare.” He does not mention that Obamacare was introduced by our own present federal government that was elected and installed by the majority of citizen voters under the rules of the U.S. Constitution that he praises so highly.
The government cannot please all the people, all of the time. I opposed the Iraq war, but our majority-elected Congress gave President Bush the power to wage that war, and didn’t ask me. When Social Security was started in 1935, undoubtedly there were many people w
Who’s been arrested in Ramona?
The Sentinel has been encouraging a public to debate whether or not the names of those arrested should be published. On June 7, 2013, the Sentinel posted an article about JC Playford being arrested for delaying and obstructing an officer at a May 25 traffic accident.
I am saddened by the death of a talented young woman in a collision on San Vicente Road on Aug. 22. It was, as they say, a single-car accident. Speed and inexperience were the cause.
As a CHP officer told me when I was her age, “Until you’ve driven at least 50,000 miles, you’re not an experienced driver.” And, if such driving is always under near-ideal conditions, we’re still not experienced.
The president seems dead set on punishing Mr. Bashir al-Assad and has chosen the use of chemical weapons as his justification. Murder is awful, but it doesn’t mean that my tax dollars should pay for U. S. military strikes in a foreign country.
Who do we think that we are? Contrary to Mr. Obama’s belief, the quality of life and well-being of Israel is NOT his poker chip. Bombing of strategic locations in Syria does not impact Mr. Bashir al-Assad. It simply destroys assets belonging to the Syrian people and gives justification for other foreign sympathizers to react.
Mr. Beck seems to know a lot about tyranny, doesn’t he? Perhaps he could look at himself and a couple of other Ramona Municipal Water District directors for a definition of “tyrannical.” There are three directors who appear to be “stay at home Ramona residents” who do not have to be working men/women whose jobs [...]
We should all respect the office of the President of the United States. However, I find it difficult to transfer that respect to the body that sits in the seat today. For me, this has been caused in part by his relinquishing to the United Nations a portion of his important authority and power.
I am writing once again to encourage the management of the Sentinel and Main Street Media to stop displaying two opposite journalistic models in the weekly local newspapers. The issue is the reluctance to seemingly refuse to print the names of local suspects arrested in the police blotter articles while on the same page in an article labeled “Detectives seize drugs, arrest 13” on page 5 of the Aug. 29 issues of the Sentinel, where you do list all of those arrested.
Dear Ramona Friends and Family:
My feelings and that of my family are so deep that words can hardly describe our expressions of gratitude for the concern and love with the passing of my daughter, Anita Ann Zick.
Anita was a “hometown” girl. She felt the community support throughout her life, starting with 4-H and Guide Dogs and ending with her successful property management.
I have lived in the San Diego Country Estates for nine years and have witnessed or heard about several accidents on San Vicente Road between Wildcat Canyon Road and Warnock Road.
Last Thursday we lost another young adult to a vehicular accident on this stretch of roadway. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families that have lost loved ones on this road. Circumstances and details of last Thursday’s accident are currently unclear.
Thank you, Ramona Municipal Water District.
On Friday morning, Aug. 16, we woke up to water gushing out of the roadway near San Diego Avenue and Cook Street, due to a leak in a 50+-year-old 14-inch water main. The repair crew was dispatched quickly, was very courteous, informative, and had our water back on within 10 hours. Thank you for your hard work and professionalism men. Job well done!