Freeway fix or mess?
Re “$700 million plan targets chokepoint” (1A, Dec. 26): Is Caltrans offering a decade of even worse gridlock on the Capital City Freeway with the construction of lanes that will be inadequate well before completion in order to get backing for a new Eastern Freeway bypass of Sacramento between Highway 99 and I-80?
I-5 is already having the same gridlock problems as the Capital City Freeway and is only going to get worse. It is clear that more lanes on either route will not work and that another bypass may be necessary and will cost a lot more than $700 million.
Gerald Ross Adams, Sacramento
Not Trump’s call
Re “U.S. blocks Muslim family from boarding plane to Disneyland” (10A, Dec. 24): Notwithstanding Donald Trump’s divisive proposal to bar all Muslims from entering the U.S, it was not he who blocked the British Muslims from flying to Disneyland. It was Obama’s Democratic administration. The AP article names Republican Trump three times, but never once identifies who is actually in charge. Nor does it correct the ignorance of those in Britain who think Trump has influence over current immigration policy.
Anita Ravenscroft, Elverta
Clinton’s story inspires
Re “Clinton is ‘not my abuela,’ critics say” (Page 9A, Dec. 24): A woman from a modest family wanted to get an education. Applying her mind to hard work, she graduated from college with a powerful degree. For the next 40 years, she worked for the betterment of the communities in which she lived.
Hillary Clinton’s work led her to great honor. The community of families she knows now has expanded to include the entire world. Each woman who strives to better herself and her own community can rejoice in her story and embrace the power we see in her. Its potential lies inside each of us.
Linda Villatore, Fair Oaks
Staff resists fairness to GOP
Re “Defiant newspaper staff stands up to its new owner, casino billionaire” (Insight, Dec. 24): I had to chuckle while reading the story about a “billionaire Republican” buying the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and the ensuing chaos among the editors and reporters when they heard the news. It seems being owned by a billionaire Republican somehow means they can’t print the truth anymore.
Maybe they are concerned because under the former owners, they could lambaste the Republicans without restraint, and now they will have to think twice about accurately reporting the news.
David Trask, Elk Grove
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