May 21, 2024

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Editorials and other Viewpoint articles provide perspectives on concerns important to our neighborhood and are unbiased from the operate of our newsroom reporters.

Gun violence

“‘Everything was carried out erroneous.’ Why was this suicidal CHP officer presented back his gun?” (, Jan. 26)

Given that 2016, California has allowed gun violence restraining orders. These pink-flag crisis restraining orders give law enforcement the means to contact a judge 24 hrs a working day to take away all firearms from people considered at chance of harming by themselves or other people for up to 30 times, all through which time psychological wellbeing help or other proper responses can be employed. Sadly, this is one particular of the most underutilized equipment for avoidance of gun violence. Much more demands to be finished to educate not only the general public but also law enforcement.

Marion Leff


Solar expense

“Cutting rooftop photo voltaic subsidies would be a large blunder. California demands to reassess,” (, Jan. 24)

Internet strength metering compensates solar house owners at entire (or around full) retail premiums. Only place, other folks are paying out for the extremely wires solar proprietors have to have to delight in the gains of net metering. When it is fair to compensate photo voltaic owners for the worth of the electrical power developed (and this plan ought to carry on), shouldn’t they pay back their honest share of other costs? The solar field argues that photo voltaic truly minimizes the need to have for and price of the electric grid, but that is not how it works. Research just after study has revealed that solar has minimum advantage to the general grid. In fact, supplemental financial investment is wanted to regulate the vitality manufactured by properties all through the afternoon and to fulfill their requires at night. Battery systems and microgrids are becoming touted as alternatives to harmony grid electricity. Shouldn’t we all shell out for these investments?

Jon Bertolino

El Dorado Hills

Hillsdale defense

“A conspiracy-peddling faculty is coming to Placer County. That need to scare us all,” (, Jan. 23)

Bee columnist Hannah Holzer suggests that Hillsdale School is somehow a menace to democracy. Is this for the reason that students at Hillsdale shell out a semester researching the U.S. Structure? Is it since Hillsdale pupils are exposed to the “fringe beliefs” of these thinkers as Hamilton and Madison — the perception, for example, in self-federal government? Hillsdale’s article content of incorporation, adopted in 1844, cite “the inestimable blessings resulting from the prevalence of civil and religious liberty and smart piety in the land” and assert that “the diffusion of sound finding out is necessary to the perpetuity of these blessings.”

Michael Cook

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Solitary payer

“Newsom campaigned on one-payer health and fitness treatment for California. This proposal requires his support,” (, Jan. 21)

The Healthy California for All Fee has a problem: How will the commissioners and Gov. Newsom deal with the probability that the only certainly equitable healthcare program — one-payer — will not be proposed? Why are our leaders scared to check out? On one particular aspect, we have profit, politics and worry. On the other side, equity, price savings and health. Will the fee report evidently condition that we could have a healthcare process that guarantees in depth care (together with extended-term treatment) at a decreased value if not for the pharmaceutical field, the California Medical Association, Kaiser Permanente, the Heritage Basis, the Chamber of Commerce and other corporate passions? Will the report at least give a nod to the immorality of denying us the most effective and most equitable wellness treatment available? Or will it just present cover for foundations, politicians and pundits by stating “now is not the time?”?

Harry Snyder

Mill Valley

Saving life

“Newsom campaigned on solitary-payer health treatment for California. This proposal requires his help,” (, Jan. 21)

Thank you for keeping Gov. Gavin Newsom accountable on his broken assure of supporting a one-payer well being care program for California. I consider we will finally win this combat, even even though the folks presently profiting off our suffering — wellbeing insurance plan corporations — are paying out these gains on an aggressive marketing campaign versus daily life-preserving health and fitness care for all. I would instead my challenging-acquired cash go toward overall health treatment for all than filling the pockets of billionaire wellbeing insurance executives. We will completely be saving revenue below a one-payer system, and, additional importantly, conserving lives.

Melissa Martinez


Halt the suffering

“Newsom campaigned on one-payer wellbeing care for California. This proposal requires his assistance,” (, Jan. 21)

My spouse and I have operated firms in Auburn for 40 yrs. Overall health insurance has often been a fiscal load for us, but it’s been a tragedy for some of my colleagues. Two of them waited decades to turn 65 and commence Medicare to ahead of staying equipped to pay for surgery that they desired. One was blind from cataracts, and the other endured awful soreness that could only be lessened by backbone surgeries. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reported, “Of all the sorts of inequality, injustice in well being is the most stunning and inhuman.” AB1400 CalCare and Assembly Constitutional Amendment CA11, the companion funding measure bill, have to be signed into legislation now. The struggling and professional medical bankruptcies should end.

Scott Johnson



“Sacramento’s struggles with homelessness are a consequence of Mayor Steinberg’s failures,” (, Jan. 26)

It is a great plan for The Bee to publish a variety of op-eds, but I come across it hard to read through everything by extremist propagandists like Jay Ambrose and Matt Rexroad. Their parts are usually complaints, unsupported by points, and they in no way offer solutions. At least some conservative writers, like Mike Madrid and George Will, current intelligent, comprehensive sights with optimistic course a rarity in these moments. The rest of the conspiracy-pushed, hateful-of-any one-who-disagrees-with-me “writers” are a waste of print.

Monthly bill Adelman


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