Letters for March 12, 2020

Re: “A candidate worth fighting for” by Janice Rocco (Feature, Feb. 27):

“I’ve spent my entire adult life helping women get elected to public office, so this is personal to me.” More important than defeating Trump, this writer would rather her life’s work be optimally fulfilled than vote to elect the man who has courageously spent his adult life fighting for the whole country’s best interests. I wonder how many other Warren supporters are voting for their own personal fulfillment rather than what’s best for the country. What a privilege.

Becky Karen

Sacramento / via SN&R Extra

Democratic ticket

Re: “Shake it up” by Foon Rhee (Editor’s note, Feb. 27):

I have more modest goals—moderate Dem picks a progressive running mate, or vice versa. (Unless perhaps Trump wants to dump Mike Pence and choose a Democrat.)

Alan LoFaso

Sacramento / via Facebook

Blame game

Re: “Shake it up” by Foon Rhee (Editor’s note, Feb. 27):

I submit that the “damage done to the country” is, and has been, the Democrats and the media response to Donald Trump.

Russell Otten

Rocklin / via email

Not another billionaire

Re: “A billionaire buys in” by Stephen Magagnini (Feature, Feb. 27);

Last thing any Democrat wants is a slogan like, “Our racist billionaire is better than your racist billionaire.” Let’s not forget how hard he fought for stop and frisk, which is absolutely amazing that unconstitutional garbage was ever passed.

We need to get big money out of our government, not keep electing them to the executive branch.

Jesse Williams

Manteca / via Facebook

Not worth preserving

Re: “Demolishing history” by James Peyton (Essay, Feb. 20):

As a preservationist and former avid customer of Tower Records, I share James Peyton’s sense of loss over the Tower Books and Tower Records buildings on Broadway. I don’t, however, believe these buildings were historic and deserving of preservation. To be worthy of historic preservation, a structure must have historic or architectural value. Clearly, these very basic buildings were not architecturally significant. If the record store had been the original Tower Records one could make an argument that it contained historic value, but the original Tower Records was on Watt Avenue.

I have nostalgia for the old Tower Records, as well as for long-gone restaurants, people in the past and many other things. But we can’t mistake nostalgia for history of societal significance, nor reject change because it will make things different. There are many structures in Sacramento that are deserving of preservation. Let’s save them.

Frank Bruno

Sacramento / via email


Re: “Circling the drain” by Graham Womack (News, Dec. 19):

The story incorrectly described what the Del Paso Manor Water District had sent to a landfill. While records show the district paid $481 to have materials moved from the old office to new office and refuse dumped on July 22, it’s not clear whether office files were in the refuse. SN&R regrets the error.