Vol. 10, No. 12 – March 15 – March 28, 2017 – Mailbox

Dear Sheldon,

I would like to first say that the City of Ventura has done a fantastic job of trimming up the landscape along Seaward Ave. west of Ocean, near the train bridge. It is so much better to look at and for the pedestrians…now there is more available sidewalk.

It’s just wonderful, until you get to the chain-link fence section on the westbound side. It is a real mess full of palm branches and dead limbs, etc.. Who is responsible for upkeep of that area ? The landscaping appears to have all been planted at the same time along the street.

Thanks!

Christi Cunningham in Ventura


Hi Breeze:

Please make sure that if you covered the Trump Support/Anti-Trump Protest today (we didn’t), you state in your article that the Pro Trump contingent were from out of the area; specifically from L.A. and Orange County. The anti-Trump contingent, of which I was one, were made up of Venturans.

As an participant/observer of the protest, I thought you’d like to write up my observations or quote them.  In most cases the people there were polite and willing to just make their stance known. However, you had about 6 male ProTrump supporters who mingled with the anti-Trump contingent trying to get them to talk with them just so they could talk over their opinions. Listening was not their strong point. There were a couple of anti-Trump supporters that became belligerent in response. But most of the observed push came from the Pro Trump group from L.A. or Orange County. It was also obvious that those Pro Trump supporters intermingling had media equipment so they could then post their admittedly, one sided views on the web or twitter. Most of these were young college age students enjoying their use of media.

One other oddity that struck me, as cars drove by, I found that the Trump supporters often honked their horns in support. While the anti-Trump supporters just gave a thumbs up. Interesting.

Thanks for your time,

Joanne Fields, Venturan


Editor,

I see that somebody’s proposing a new law allowing cyclists to roll through stop signs, saying that fewer cyclists will get killed if they don’t have to spend as much time on the road. Sorry, but I can’t see how rolling thought stop signs ever kept anybody from getting killed. I think you’ll have the opposite results more often than not. It’s like allowing them to take the entire lane in traffic. You don’t even have to swerve to take out several of them, they’re right there in front of you.

I really see these laws as an attack on sportsmanship, making it far too easy to run over them. The next thing you know they’ll be requiring those spandex cycling outfits they like to wear to have a target on the back.

But then the current administration is trying their damnedest to defund Planned Parenthood, so maybe this is somebody’s idea of population control.

Truly we live in interesting times.

Alfred J. Lewis

Ventura


Breeze:

I just have to say that we love the way the Breeze is going. You have created a wonderful bi-weekly local newspaper and we hope it becomes essential reading for all of Ventura!

Shane from Ojai Concert Series


If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all.
~ Michelangelo

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