Opinion

The true meaning of social justice

Editor, Our daughter works for a small, private university in Los Angeles. She heads a department and hires work/ study students to assist her in running that department. She is a serious and responsible department head and, yet, establishes a friendly and caring relationship with her employees. Her employees respect her and affectionately mirror the same concern for her. Many […]

Don’t sell soul to the devil

Editor, To: Rep. Tom McClintock, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Kamala Harris. It is crucial today to restore America’s cache in the world and set an example of morality at home. To do that we cannot maintain normal diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia, a country that butchered a problematic journalist in their own embassy, then attempted to cover up the truth, […]

Don’t undermine a legacy

Editor, When Donald Trump was elected president, sportsmen had high hopes that the president and his cabinet would commit to, in President Trump’s words, “honoring the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt.” As our 26th president, Roosevelt worked tirelessly to stop special interests from developing and privatizing our public lands and waters, conserving more than 230 million acres by establishing 150 national […]

A response to McClintock

Editor, The Gazette interviewed Congressman McClintock last week, and his remarks deserve a comment. He voiced concern about a “responsible budget,” yet he voted to cut taxes. As a result, the rate of growth of the national debt since January this year has tripled in comparison to 2017. Since January, 2018, the public debt is projected to expand by $1.295 […]

‘Freedom’ to ignore McClintock

Editor, There was a piece recently on Rep. Tom McClintock, who claims he is hoping for a Congress that will behave in a bipartisan manner and cooperate with each other. I, too, hope for these things; it makes me wonder, though, why the sudden change of heart? Is this the Tom McClintock who referred to protesters as radicals? Who lied […]

Time to look at fire danger issue

Editor, I received an email from a good friend this morning. It said the person “… got this conversation going through her supervisor. I recall some of you discussing nearby properties with high fuel loads and owners not doing anything about it being an important issue to you. Given the horrifying events in Paradise and Santa Rosa, it is likely […]

Please rise above the hate

Editor, To Rep. Tom McClintock, congratulations on your victory! And you did win with a comfortable margin. However, the margin was such that in a room of 100 of your constituents, 55 would have voted for you with 45 against. Hardly a mandate for extreme conservative governance. Given this, now that you have once again retained your position, many of […]

Concerned about safety in town

Editor, What is the status of blinking lights being installed on Highway 140/49 crosswalks? There was yet another vehicle vs. pedestrian accident over the weekend and add that to the numerous “close calls” that are never reported, and we are bound to have a fatality in the future. Please let this become a priority for Mariposa. Amy EatonMariposa … An […]

Measure M vote was needed for county

Editor, The passage of Measure M was a big deal for the future of Mariposa County. Money is needed for fire protection, road maintenance and law enforcement. Changing the hotel tax from 10 percent to 12 percent still leaves us much lower than comparable destinations. Madera, Tuolumne and Mono counties will all have similar initiatives on their ballots in 2020. […]

Open Darrah School once again

Editor, My wife and I attended the Nov. 5, 2018 Mariposa County Board of Supervisors meeting. Our interest specifically was an agenda item to be voted on for a emergency “temporary” homeless shelter (no more that 30 days) at the historic Darrah School, which is 13 miles from the town of Mariposa. After that, the shelter will be relocated in […]


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