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  1. Condi for commissioner? Yes

    The buzz is that Condoleezza Rice is the No. 1 candidate to possibly replace Roger Goodell as NFL Commissioner. I was surprised and elated with such news. The NFL's first black coach was Art Shell in 1989, and it's first black quarterback...

  2. McCarthy helped this veteran

    I would like to comment on David Losa's remarks about Rep. Kevin McCarthy ("Is it time for introspection in our district?" Sept. 17). In October 2013, I applied for a temporary job at the United States Postal Service. Two employees of the...

  3. Sometimes, God says no

    Some people do not believe in God or believe that prayer changes things ("Before you pray for rain," Sept. 7). While I cannot make people trust or believe in God, I personally believe Jesus Christ is my lord and savior. I do not know why...

  4. I agree: Ariz. keeps roads clean

    Regarding the Sept. 14 letter "Keeping state clean a matter of pride," I couldn't agree more. We also have traveled frequently to Arizona and noticed a stark contrast in the cleanliness of the roads compared to California, along with the...

  5. Fix immigration problem and level the playing field

    The African American community has remained mostly silent on immigration reform. But, as chair of the San Joaquin Valley Black Contractors Association, I see the consequences that arise out of our broken immigration system firsthand. Our...

  6. That's how he was brought up?

    I read what a recent letter writer wrote about NFL player Adrian Peterson beating his young son ("NFL star is a child abuser," Sept. 16). I agree with everything he wrote, but I have to add a few more things: Mr. Peterson said, in the same...

  7. A world I can't imagine

    The National Audubon Society recently released the findings of its comprehensive study predicting how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American birds. I was alarmed to learn that 314 of these species will lose more than...

  8. Pondering the nature of prayer

    Two opinion pieces caused me to consider the nature of prayer. One ("In drought, don't forget to pray," Aug. 30) seems to be stating that prayers at the Harvey Auditorium were responsible for 0.32 inches of rain. The other ("Before you pray...

  9. Keep this world safe for birds and our loved ones

    I am really worried about the National Audubon Society report that showed that almost half of our birds are threatened due to global warming and the ongoing drought ("Warming threatens half of bird species," Sept. 9). Bird deaths are...

  10. No one can perceive God's mind

    In response to the Sept. 7 letter ("Before you pray for rain,") let me just say that it is everyone's choice whether or not to believe in a higher power, be it God or some other deity. Also, it's everyone's choice whether or not to believe...

  11. Take action on climate change

    The science keeps piling on: Climate change is a killer. It's happening now and will get worse. This story of birds is the story of just one species ("Warming threatens half of bird species," Sept. 9). The story is the same for all living...

  12. Reducing speed limit one idea to make roads safer

    I have more than 20 years law enforcement experience and more than 40 years concurrent EMS emergency vehicle operator experience. I have taught professional emergency vehicle operation for most of that time. I agree with a recent letter...

  13. The first Twin Towers attack

    A few days ago, we set aside at least a few minutes in our lives to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001. This is as it should be, for those thousands who died or were injured on that day were killed and injured in a war. The difference...

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