Letters for May 23, 2019

Re: “Rolling job killer” by Scott Thomas Anderson (Feature, May 9):

Whenever a company or individuals wave money and make empty promises to our city leaders, our officials almost always devote time, money and public resources to make that “investment to our future” a reality. It’s happened with our previous city leaders and it continues today. Why do we continue this cycle?

Victor Morales

Sacramento / via email

More enforcement, please

Re: “Rogue code” by Scott Thomas Anderson (News, May 16):

I gladly invite Officer Angela Haight to move to Citrus Heights and do the job city employees here are too lazy to do. There may be some overkill going on, which has led to bad blood, but the article says that the neighborhood looks nice. Maybe the result of citations?

My Citrus Heights neighborhood is full of broken-down vehicles, yards full of junk, backyards growing pot, dilapidated trailers and other violations. It takes an act of God to get an officer to address the complaints, and on the rare occasion that it happens, the violation is repeated shortly after a temporary correction.

I would gladly accept over-enforcement until my neighborhood was “nice.”

Curtis Fry

Citrus Heights / via email

Bad teachers

Re: “Drama High” by Raheem F. Hosseini (Feature, May 2):

As a drama teacher who took over from a “bad” drama teacher, I have seen how much damage bad teachers can do, especially those of us who deal directly with some of the most personal and intimate issues with students. Even though I have now been there for two years, I am still dealing with mental fallout from that bad teacher.

First, well-done students for speaking up! This behavior is unacceptable to any respectable teacher. For the Laguna Creek High School administration and Elk Grove Unified school board to let this go on for as long as it did is not only unacceptable, but also an outrage and disservice to the students. Too often our drama departments are ignored or referred to as dumping grounds. I hope that when that administration and school board are held accountable, they actually learn something about theatre programs in their district and learn the difficulties that need to be addressed.

Robin Edwards-Harvey

San Jose / via SN&R Extra


Re: “The right to dance at the Pink Pussy Kat” by Rachel Mayfield (Arts & Culture, May 16):

The reference to Earl Warren Sr.’s career was incorrect. He was California governor from 1943 to 1953 and chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1953 to 1969. SN&R regrets the error.

Re: “One-way ticket” by Mitch Barber (15 Minutes, May 16):

The name of Sacramento Republic FC head coach Simon Elliott was misspelled. SN&R regrets the error.