Re "Evil of slavery is obvious" (Letters, March 10): That letter writer Cecelia Stephens could dismiss a thoughtful editorial with the observation that the evil of slavery is obvious underscores how important it is that we deal with this part of our history.
I was sorry to hear about the passing of Bill Hauck, a leader in the Capitol for Democrats and Republicans, the longtime head of California Business Roundtable and a California State University trustee for 20 years.
Sacramento is within $3 million of building a new performing arts complex in the heart of midtown. B Street Theatre is one of the gems in our city's ascending arts scene. It is one of the few arts organizations in our region that has been self-sufficient for more than two decades.
Re "Once again, scandal hits work comp" (Dan Walters, March 10); Too bad Dan Walters didn't complete his point about the criminal actions of Sen. Ron Calderon and Long Beach hospital owner Michael Drobot.
Re Safeway to pay $2.25 million to settle complaint (Business, March 6): I'm happy to hear my being overcharged by Safeway has worked out so well for the District Attorney and other county offices. No one seems to be offering restitution to the actual customers affected. I'm sure a class action suit will net me a check for $0.46 at some point, while lawyers pocket millions.
Re "Words don't shoot bullets: (Letters, March 8): Allow me my rebuttal: I've never heard of a collection of words, whether verbal or written, doing direct physical harm to anyone or anything in the same lethal destructive way that a bullet that's been discharged from a firearm does.
I would like to thank PG&E for its professional response to an accident at 3:35 am on West Capitol. It only took PG&E seven and a half hours to get a crew to the site to begin repairs.
PG&E had to replace a single power pole. It is heartwarming to know that by 4:10 p.m., power had been restored.
The senior citizens in Valhalla Mobil Home Park with medication that needs to be refrigerated can rest easy knowing that PG&E is able to replace a single pole in only 12 hours, 35 minutes.
-- Jack Voice, West Sacramento
Re "Bipartisan minority blocks military sex assault bill" (Page A7, March 7): Asking a U.S. Army command structure, made up primarily of men (more than 85 percent, to judge sexual misconduct of male solders is a little like asking the Catholic Church, where the command structure is 100 percent male priests, to judge molestation of children by other male priests.
Re "Faithful Discuss Climate Change" (Our Region, Mar. 9): Bee staff writer Stephen Magagnini covered a faith and climate change forum event this past weekend. The story focused on the faith portion of the event, in which local Presbyterian, Buddhist, Islamic, and Jewish leaders discussed the importance of preserving the environment in their respective faiths. Members of the group Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) presented a discussion of climate science and solutions.
Re "Shaq feted on 25th anniversary of prep title" (Sideline Chatter, March 9): Shaquille O'Neal's career has been successful. But not to challenge his revisionist take on the lessons learned in high school is a joke.
Re "Issa's witchhunt against Obama reaches a new low" (Viewpoints, March 7): I'm wondering if Dana Milbank saw the same congressional hearing that I saw.
Re "Candidate surveys should not stay secret" (Viewpoints, March 9): Assembly candidate Steve Glazer described the corrupting candidate questionnaires.
Re "Issa's witchhunt against Obama reaches a new low" (Viewpoints, March 7): The IRS has admitted targeting conservative groups and the IRS director made more than 100 trips to the White House since Barack Obama became president. Lois Learner, the key supervisor in the case, refuses to testify by pleading the fifth.
Re "A battle within for GOP seat" (Dan Morain, March 9): Dan Morain's whining that Rep. Tom McClintock stopped talking to him is disingenuous. Morain's mind has long been made up about Tom. So why waste the time?
Re "Emma Gunterman" (Page A8, March 8): Emma Gunterman's friends were touched and delighted with the tribute to her published as an ad in The Bee on March 9, the day we gathered to remember her. It captured the essence of Emmy with the bicycle drawing.
Re "Putin makes history, taking Crimea without firing a shot" (Viewpoints, March 7): In his love letter to Vladimir Putin, Charles Krauthammer mocks the notion that Russia's intervention in Ukraine belongs in the 19th century "as if a calendar change transformed ..the international arena."
The Folsom City Council, also the city water board, did residents a favor by providing reservoir water to 4,000 vacant acres annexed to the city, even if it was done in closed sessions, with no copy of Measure W in the room.
Re "Known for its generosity, Auburn sees more homeless" (Our Region, March 8): Auburn and Placer County are working hard to manage a growing homelessness issue. Auburn and Placer County are working hard to discourage panhandling.
Re "Arizona and religious liberty" (Drawing Board, March 2): The dishonesty and, frankly, dark hearts of Jim Morin, Rob Rogers and Matt Bors is clearly seen in their hateful exaggerations of what conservatives are, believe or would do.
Morin accuses Gov. Jan Brewer of hypocrisy even though she did what he would approve of.
Rogers paints the GOP as hating everybody, which is a lie.
Matt Bors is the most disgusting, depicting a religious person, Bible in hand, screaming despicable threats in a restaurant. Personally, I have never heard of a restaurant owner doing that. Real cartoons, the comics, are funny and are in fun. Political cartoons of this kind are not funny and reveal the mean heart of these men.