Letters to the editor

Disappointed

Having read Bob Krysak’s sour grape rant about not being re-elected to the Ramona Municipal Water District Board due to his failure in the 2007 wildfire event, I am disappointed that he did not take the opportunity to offer some positive comments as I challenged in the prior week’s commentary. Innovative thinking has eluded him and that’s why the smart ratepayers and voters turned him out of office.

The current staff at RMWD prepares an agenda full of facts, and with the right amount of homework the board is able to run an efficient meeting.

Staff distills the facts well so that time isn’t wasted and we can concentrate on correcting the problems left behind by prior boards that let the former district engineer “snow” them.

I am reminded of the saying, “Politicians (like Krysak) and diapers should be changed regularly....and for the same reason.”

Joe Zenovic

Ramona Fraud investigation is ongoing I would like to thank Ramona Sentinel for its articles on the local mortgage frauds. There were many responses to these articles, and those folks might like to know that the U.S. Attorney General’s Office in San Diego has posted a complete article on their website. In addition, they have a notice from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that this investigation is still ongoing and that anyone with information regarding the case should call them, and lists the FBI phone number and website.

Helen Cawyer

Julian Special search I am searching for a secluded association of ascetic solitaries, each living separately in a wilderness/nature area, much like the early Christian desert mothers/fathers (in contrast to a compacted monastic development). The southern hermits of Mt. Athos (the Eastern Orthodox Christian monastic republic bordering Greece) are an example, but the republic is only open to males. Any reader time and knowledge would be profoundly valued and appreciated beyond possibility of expression. I can be contacted anytime seen in town, library, or hitchhiking (wearing white), or through the Ramona Sentinel. Thank you.

Oopah Tieriata Tahiti a vau

Ramona Anza-Borrego park support still needed I am writing in response to some upsetting news on Friday from Sacramento that more than $50 million in surplus funds were hidden by California State Parks. Of the nearly $54 million, $20.3 million is in a fund for the Department of Parks and Recreation, while $33.5 million is in a fund for the Division of Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation. Whether this act was an oversight or deliberate, we are concerned and disappointed on behalf of thousands of donors, members and partners who support Anza-Borrego Desert State Park through their donations to ABF in these challenging times. Nonetheless the challenges facing Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in the next few years persist. The balance in this discovered fund in Sacramento will have very little effect out here in Anza-Borrego, if the balance even stays with the Department of Parks and Recreation at all. Anza-Borrego Foundation remains dedicated to the preservation and well-being of California’s largest state park, right here in Southern California. In fact, contributions to the Foundation stay here in Anza-Borrego and are used where they are needed most for Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. ABF takes our donations very seriously and strive for transparency. You can view our financial records on Better Giving San Diego, and you can be assured that donations are used for protection of the park. Our funding comes from individuals, businesses and foundations that care about this park, and we receive no state or federal funding. I know this is difficult news to hear, as it was for me too. Together we will see how our leaders in Sacramento will resolve this. In the meantime, know that your support of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Anza-Borrego Foundation is more important than ever — and more appreciated than ever. We are only able to preserve Anza-Borrego because of the support of you and others like you who care choose to support this park.

Ralph Singer, president

Anza-Borrego Foundation

   
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