Letters: Chiu’s priorities misplaced 

Glenn Dickey

Not a fan of sportswriter

I read The San Francisco Examiner every day. And every week, my intelligence is insulted when I open the sports section to find yet another column by Glenn Dickey.

Mr. Dickey may have been considered a passable sportswriter at one time. But that time has long since passed. His writing is stilted and shallow, and it lacks anything even resembling analysis. Mr. Dickey’s weekly missives offer nothing of value whatsoever. In fact, it’s hard to believe he even watches the sports he supposes to opine about.

There are a litany of good writers in the Bay Area who could provide better writing and analysis, and could also bring in more readership through their already established bases. Please consider bringing in fresh, local voices to your paper and drop Glenn Dickey and his ridiculous facial hair.

Rick Nelson

San Francisco

Chiu wants bottles off city’s turf,” The City, Thursday

Chiu’s priorities misplaced

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu’s district has become increasingly populated with street thugs and crime is on the rise, yet he does nothing about this problem.

Instead he focuses on banning the sale of drinking water. To say he is worried about the wrong things would be a huge understatement.

Tim Donnelly

San Francisco

New ‘Silent Spring’ coming

“Silent Spring,” Rachel Carson’s book about pesticides and pollution published in 1962, launched the ecological movement.

With the proliferation of single-use plastic bottles, we are facing a monumental ecological and health crisis. The shift away from drinkable tap water to bottled water creates mountains of needless garbage. The leeching of chemical compounds from the plastic into the water has unknown health consequences. “Silent Spring” is an apt description for the transformation of pure mountain water into a corporate-owned commodity, a silencing of the source.

Judith Selby Lang

San Francisco

“Say no to pricey proposition,” From Readers, Opinion, Thursday

Keep project out of park

I am in agreement with the letter writer in regard to the proposed (under the radar) Botanical Garden Museum in Golden Gate Park. Must mankind pave every last bit of nature?

One day in the news there is concern for water runoff and paved front yards in the Sunset and Richmond districts. Yet, there is that entity that forges ahead with further plans to cover up the nature of our parks.

William J. Coburn

San Francisco

➤ “Giants pitcher pledges funds to Make-A-Wish,” The City, Tuesday

Giants star Cain is true ace

Thank you, Matt Cain. You truly are a Giant.

Rich Knittel

San Francisco

➤ “Dismissed suit clears way for Beach Chalet turf plan,” The City, Dec. 5

Turf plan a victory for kids

Lace up the soccer shoes, kids, the youth recreational field at the Beach Chalet can go forward. I always believed that many of the arguments about toxic turf and adverse effects on the bird population were overblown, and apparently so did the Superior Court.

John Dillon

San Bruno

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