Vol. 9, No. 8 – January 20 – February 2, 2016 – Mailbox

Dear Sheldon,

Thank you very much for putting the City website number to contact for concerns and requests.  It is a simple act and will reap real action by our good City workers if they know of it.  I have been calling the “Graffiti number” often and really do get action within 24 hours.

Also, I agree 100% with the goal to go to a metric system like the rest of the world.  Why should the U.S. refuse to cooperate?

Suzanna Ballmer

To publisher

It would be a terrible idea to close Poli on a permanent basis.  Thompson is now the only 2 lane road to go from West to East Ventura and vice-versa.  I grew-up using Foothill \ Poli to go surfing before school.  I know you are not from Ventura and would like to change things as You see fit.  Why do people move to Ventura and feel it is necessary to fix / improve things?  Why did you move here?  Most likely because of the atmosphere in Ventura.  Having lived here more than 50 years, I have seen far too many people try to make Ventura more like Orange County or LA after they move here.  If you don’t like the way Ventura is, move!!

David Eigner

David: Just because I think Ventura should close the street means that I don’t like Ventura and I should move? How absurd. So in the 50 years that you have loved here you haven’t found anything that should change because it might be better for Ventura? Hard to believe! So anyone not born here does not have the right to express an opinion?


Ventura Breeze:
I recently read in the American Journal of Human Genetics (very exciting reading) that Homo Sapiens contain 2-4% of Neanderthal DNA depending on ones lineage.
Between 40,000 and 60,000 years ago Homo Sapiens and Neanderthal mated which accounts for us containing their DNA.
Creationist believe that Homo Sapiens have been in existence for only 6,000 years.
I can understand a slight difference between science and religion but not over 30,000 years.
By the way Homo Neanderthalensis were named after Neandertal, Germany where in 1856 they were first discovered.
Perhaps some Breeze reader could help me understand this.
Thank you
Donald Russell – Ventura

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and  trying to lift himself up by the  handle.

~ Winston Churchill

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