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"Police seek info on robber," The City, Friday

Massage education source

Thank you for highlighting news about massage therapy education in your newspaper.

I would like to point out an important error in the following paragraph of your story:

"Tu began offering classes in 2011 and he allegedly told his students they would become fully licensed massage therapists. However, since his school was not accredited, that was not true."

There is no such thing as a California-licensed massage therapist. The only statewide credentialing of massage providers is a voluntary certification through the California Massage Therapy Council. It has a great website (camtc.org) that lists massage therapists that have CAMTC certification, and lists schools that have not been approved beacause of fraudulent activity. It will be working toward an approval criteria for massage schools to complement the state's Bureau for Post-Secondary Education process.

I would also like to offer our group, the American Massage Therapy Association California Chapter, as a resource for massage-related stories.

The AMTA is the oldest national massage therapist association, and the only nonprofit professional massage association in the state.

We feel that The San Francisco Examiner can be a great resource in writing more about massage and massage regulation in California. Please consider the AMTA should questions or clarifications be needed.

Lisa A. Santoro

California Chapter president,

American Massage Therapy Association

San Carlos

"Gullicksen memorial stirs talk of evictions," On Guard, Tuesday

There is farther left to go

It's good that you're adding columnists, but it's a misnomer to describe Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez's coverage as far left.

Just leave it at left and you are on-point.

Barry Eisenberg

San Francisco

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