Reviled coyotes are not welcome
Re “Coyotes win another one for the yipper” (Forum, Northern Exposure, June 5): Historically coyotes, like wolves, have been reviled in American culture since the colonization of North America. From 1976 to March 2006, coyotes attacked 160 humans in the United States, statistically favoring children. From 1978 to 2003 there were 35 coyote attacks on children. On Aug. 26, 1981, a coyote killed a 3-year-old child in the driveway of her home in Glendale. On Jan. 12, 2015, in Ladera Ranch, a coyote attacked a young mother and attempted to grab her baby out of her arms.
A study of the drastic deer decline in Mendocino National Forest found coyotes and bears responsible, killing fawns during their first 30 days of life. Adult does were killed by the unregulated population of mountain lions. The record shows coyotes jeopardize everyone’s safety, especially children and pets. In short, we don’t need them.
John Lowery Sr., Folsom
Mailers headed for the trash can
Re “Out-of-control system creates instant campaigns, candidates” (Forum, Dan Morain, June 5): On behalf of the voters of California, I would really like to express my sincere appreciation to the battery of political candidates and PACs that have bombarded voters with massive numbers of ridiculously oversized mailers/fliers for the past couple of months.
They have made it so much easier for us to identify and separate this chaff from our useful mail before depositing them in the trash.
Michael Denison, Dixon
Nurses are misguided? Really?
Re “Nurses misguided about single payer” (Letters, June 5): Seriously? Look around and find a list of doctors that use food stamps, live in crummy neighborhoods, drive old clunkers or ride public transportation.
Another message voters can send
Re “Seven messages voters still have time to send” (Editorials, June 5): The Sacramento Bee editorial board forgot to include the final, eighth message, for voters to send.
That is, our vote can demonstrate that the fourth estate, the media, including The Bee, does not control the election. If, as the editorial board says, Donald Trump “spews falsehoods” but Hillary Clinton merely engages in “lesser but still offensive parsing,” the board’s own parsing distorts reality.
The Bee’s opinion consistently presents only the reality the editorial board wishes to describe, not the one that occurs on the street where I live. Clinton’s falsehoods are long-standing and well documented, but ignored by the editorial board.
We voters can go with our reality. I choose my view of the world, and each voter has the same choice.
EXTRA LETTERS ONLINE
Find them at:
HOW TO SUBMIT
Online form (preferred):
Other: Letters, P.O. Box 15779,
Sacramento, CA 95852
150-word limit. Include name, address and phone number. Letters may be edited for clarity, brevity and content.