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For some, new lockdown

harms more than helps

I agree that Gov. Newsom needs to act on COVID, but not to lock down the state again because social isolation is life-threatening for the 690,000 Californians living with Alzheimer’s, including me, even if we don’t get COVID.

Those of us living with Alzheimer’s need connection. We need socialization and activities to keep us healthy and to keep our brains active. During COVID my short-term memory has declined significantly. I need to be around people in order to help my brain stay active. Those living in long-term care facilities need physical contact and connection with their families in order to stay healthy as well.

I urge Newsom and his allies in Congress to figure out how to obtain and deploy rapid, point-of-care testing, which produces results in under an hour, for all residents, staff and visitors to California’s long-term care communities.

Pam Montana
Danville

Help take care
of Richmond trail

I am writing this letter to everyone who enjoys the outdoors. I have one simple request: Please pick up after yourself.

The city of Richmond workers do a great job of keeping the Bay Trail and adjoining parks in good condition, but they should not have to pick up our trash. There are an adequate number of trash receptacles along the trail and in the parks. So for the benefit of all who walk the trail, and use the parks, please do the following:

Enjoy the Bay Trail and nearby parks.
Place all trash in nearby receptacles.
If the trash receptacle is full, please either use another one or take it home with you.
If you see loose trash, please pick it up and dispose of it.

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This is one problem that we can solve. Thanks.

Michael Sommers
Richmond

With these candidates,
debates unnecessary

In the run-up to the election, there is much talk of debates. Under normal circumstances, it would make sense to have these. They are a good way for the voters to learn about the candidates and what they hope to achieve as president.

But, this year, I believe most everyone knows Trump for what he is and what he intends to do with another term. They also can be pretty sure anything he says will be scripted for him or be an off-script lie.

Biden, on the other hand, has his agenda pretty much set for him; heal the wounds and clean up the mess created by his opponent. I wish him well and hope his team is up to the challenge.

In the meantime, I think we can afford to do without debates.

Nancy L. Morris
Walnut Creek

U.S. offers freedoms;
don’t abuse them

Yes, I’m a proud American, by choice. Unlike most Americans, I chose to become an American.

I was born in Mexico and lived in Cuba for three years, before Castro, during Prio Socarraz and Fulgencio Batista, and in Spain during Franco for 4 1/2 years. So I had a taste of living in a country without freedom.

I’ve lived in the U.S. now for …read more

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