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Dear Editor, Your paper has had lots of articles the past few weeks on public pensions, bargaining rights and other public employee issues. However, I have not seen any articles on a current election that should help shape all of these issues.  That election is the election of statewide and local officer for SEIU 1000.

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Dear Editor,The new legislation introduced last week by Assemblymember Paul Fong, D-Mountain View, AB 376, seeks to protect sharks by banning the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins in California.

Each year, tens of millions of sharks are killed for their fins, mostly to make shark fin soup. The demand for shark

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Dear Editor, Shark finning, as currently practiced, is truly barbaric, wasteful and unsustainable. To allow it is sinful towards posterity and shameful for any civilized people.Jeffrey Caldwell,Horticulture consultant, San Jose

Dear Editor,Kudos to Assemblyman Paul Fong for putting environmental protection and animal welfare ahead of his own cultural tradition (“Paul Fong to introduce bill to

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Dear Editor,Gov. Brown deserves credit for the most honest state budget in years, one that addresses our state’s fiscal crisis without tricks and gimmicks. But balancing the budget isn’t the same as restoring California’s prosperity, and that must be our goal.

In his speech, Brown asked for suggestions. Here are some approaches that can revitalize

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Dear Editor,In March of 2010, the State Fish & Game Commission directed the Department of Fish and Game to cease issuing permits for the importation of live frogs and turtles for human consumption, the culmination of a 15-year struggle.

The commission received nearly 4,000 letters supporting the ban, from conservation and sporting organizations and

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Dear Editor: (RE: “In or Out: The Complex Rules of Political Residency,” Capitol Weekly, Oct. 28), On Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, I witnessed Jim Nielsen, Doug LaMalfa and Sheriff Clay Parker chatting at the entrance to  the Tehama County elections office. I returned to that elections office and requested a copy of Jim Nielsen’s candidacy form.

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Dear Editor:The consensus analysis from many independent studies comes to a very different conclusion from Margo Thorning (Reverse AB 32 with Proposition 23, Capitol Weekly, October 21).  In July 2020, 118 Ph.D economists, including Nobel laureate Ken Arrow, and others with expertise in California energy and climate issues released an open letter warning against any

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Editor: In the most recent gubernatorial debate, Meg Whitman got it very wrong when she claimed that, “Every single law enforcement official in this entire state is against Proposition 19,” the initiative to control and tax marijuana.

In fact, many law enforcement and criminal justice professionals across the state are voting for Proposition 19 because

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Dear Editor:The Board of Directors of Capitol Ministries has investigated the accusations made in 2009 against our President and Founder, Ralph Drollinger, and found them to be unsubstantiated (Capitol Weekly, Nov. 12, 2009, “Capitol Ministries replaced by new nationwide Christian group”).We have known him personally for many years, and continue to stand behind

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Dear Editor, I take respectful but substantial issue with the front page photo caption and headline “Islamophobia” on the cover of this week’s Capitol Weekly (Sept. 2) for the following reasons, which to me seem obvious to anyone following the Park 51/Ground Zero Mosque controversy.

First, the term “Islamophobia” is in my view and the view

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