Category archives for: Editorial

Letter to editor: Experience matters on the road

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.

Letter to editor: Don’t let Obama bomb Syria

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.

In response to ‘Voices warning of tyranny’

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 [...]

Three more years to suffer

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.

Name suspects on police blotter

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.

Letter to editor: Grateful for Ramona’s support

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.

Letters to the Editor

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.

Letters to the editor

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!

Letter to editor: Soccer madness

I just wanted to say thanks to the Ramona Sentinel for weighing in on the issues involving the two soccer leagues in town. I realize that the Sentinel doesn’t have the space to really get into the depths of depravity involved, but bringing it to the public’s attention is a great thing. Ramona Soccer League, [...]

Letters to the Editor

SDG&E electricity customers have probably read or heard that the utility has been granted an 11 percent rate increase by the PUC effective Sept. 1, 2013. What they may not know is that not all ratepayers are affected equally.

Instead of applying the 11 percent “across the board,” SDG&E is allowed or mandated to distribute the rate increases according to how much electricity a customer uses. The chart on SDG&E’s website at www.sdge.com/2013Rates shows the rate increases for various levels of consumption based on $ per month on a customer’s bill as well as kilowatt hours per month consumption.

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