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On the 7th Senate District race

Editor: Democrat Steve Glazer will be sworn in today to the state Senate from the 7th District. Since Steve’s election victory by over 11,500 votes on May 19, I have read comments in news articles that if this was a closed Democratic pimary, Steve would not have won or if it was a regular special, Steve would not have won, and a lot of ifs.

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Letter: Report on UC staffing lacked context

Editor: The article you reprinted from an online blogger about administrative staff growth at the University of California (“UC administrative staff tripled in two decades,” Capitol Weekly, April 23) lacks critical context and as such, makes inaccurate comparisons.

The increase in UC’s administrator positions is largely due to significant growth in the university’s health enterprise,

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Letter to the Editor: Public meetings

In recent years many of us have spent far more time than necessary at various public meetings awaiting our three minutes to speak during “Public Comment,” an item often placed dead last on the agenda. By that time, most of the attendees have long departed.

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In response to ProPublica

ProPublica took a variety of half-truths to create a totally false impression about the good works of the leading pro-troop, grassroots charity in America.

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: I am writing to put to rest the distorted untruths being advanced by the opponents of SB 131. My bill seeks to give the adult survivors of childhood molestation their day in court against the organizations that enabled their molesters – nothing more, nothing less. The facts are Senate Bill 131 is supported

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A note to our readers

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,

The opponents of my bill quoted in your story (“Protecting the homeless raises locals’ ire,” Capitol Weekly, May 6) repeat the same old canards – that the bill will allow the homeless special privileges and allow them to “urinate in public places” or jeopardize public health.

On the contrary, the bill allows local

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Letter to the Editor

Editor:

Thank you for your March 7 article “Parcel taxes go front and center” that described efforts of local municipalities to tax commercial properties more than residential property in order to mitigate the distortions between residential and commercial property taxes caused by Proposition 13.

Readers may be interested to know that prior to Prop 13,

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

I write in response to your report of February 5, “UC Students Dig Deep to Stay Afloat,” which painted a deeply skewed and inaccurate picture of the University of California.

It is true that in our efforts to emerge intact from one of the worst recessions in California’s history, UC was forced to

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