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Santa Clara should rein
in Levi’s attendees

Whereas Santa Clara makes a killing off the concert events at Levi’s Stadium, the concertgoers are a nuisance to the encompassing communities.

They arrive and park in our communities at no cost parking, are loud and raucous whereas town turns a blind eye. Town must implement no parking zones and permit designated-parking-only for concert events and occasions at Levi’s.

Sufficient of this nonsense.

Kedar Vaidya
Santa Clara

Congress should do extra
for the local weather battle

Re: “State sues oil giants over shifts in local weather” (Web page A1, Sept. 17).

It’s about time the oil firms acquired sued for all of the harm that they’ve carried out.

And it’s not stunning that oil firm executives and their cohorts are countering with main backlash to this lawsuit.

Ryan Meyers, senior vp and normal counsel for the American Petroleum Institute, said, “Local weather coverage is for Congress to debate and determine, not the court docket system.”

Effectively, really, we’d like each. A lawsuit like this might take years to work by way of the courts. We want motion before that.

Congress efficiently handed the 2021 bipartisan Infrastructure Funding and Jobs Act and the 2022 Inflation Discount Act — each influential within the battle in opposition to local weather change.

It’s now time for Congress to take a distinct form of local weather motion — holding the oil firms accountable by making them pay for his or her carbon air pollution.

Reintroducing the Vitality Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act can be a terrific place to begin.

Paula Danz
Los Altos

Child steps may nudge
us to plant-based weight-reduction plan

Re: “Plant-based weight-reduction plan gives local weather answer” (Web page A6, Sept. 13).

A physician informed an individual they had been endangering their well being and wanted to lose 100 kilos. The individual stated, “I can’t try this.” “Are you able to lose 50?” the physician requested. “No.” “20?” “In all probability not.” “10?” “Possibly.” “5?” “Sure, I believe I can.” A month later the individual noticed the physician once more and their weight was down 5 kilos. “Are you able to lose one other 5?” “Sure.” And, 5 kilos at a time, the individual misplaced the 100 kilos.

Whereas many individuals agree with Karen Rubio’s objectives, few folks really feel in a position to do a very plant-based weight-reduction plan. However most individuals may swap 5% of their animal protein to plant protein. After a month, strive rising it to 10%. And 15% the next month. Positive, many will cease earlier than 100%. But when the typical swap obtained was 50%, it might tremendously enhance our planet’s well being.

Max Steinke
San Jose

Let’s hope Romney is
not alone in ideas

Re: “Romney won’t search reelection to Senate” (Web page A4, Sept. 14).

Bravo, Mitt Romney, a person of ethical character, who reveals that one needn’t be dominated by cowardice. He took an oath of workplace that will not allow him to assist a president who was not loyal to the Structure and who was not performing in one of the best curiosity of the nation. His perception that Donald Trump was working an anti-Democratic, authoritarian motion throughout the Republican Social gathering led him to be the one Republican senator who voted to question Trump.

He has said that his resolution to not search re-election was primarily based on the concept that it’s time for a brand new technology of youthful, extra idealistic and reasonable (sure, each) members of Congress. He has additionally known as on each Joe Biden and Trump to “stand apart and let their events choose somebody from the subsequent technology.”

Is that this a pipe dream? One can solely hope that it isn’t.

Lorraine D’Ambruoso
San Jose

Self-reflection, humility
are keys to patriotism

What’s a patriot?

The latest convictions and sentencing for Proud Boys and different rebellion contributors made me take into consideration patriotism in america right this moment. Residents with agendas have usurped the phrase patriotism and the American flag for their very own. It’s straightforward to placed on some military fatigues and a flak jacket, choose up an extended gun and shout about “freedom,” however doing so doesn’t make one a patriot.

So what does it take? How about some humility and self-reflection for starters, however most significantly a dedication to the reality — mix that with a curiosity about our historical past and respect for others and I believe you could have begin.

I hope all Individuals would mirror on our flag for themselves, discover renewed pleasure within the image and dedicate themselves to being true patriots.

Robert McClelland

GOP has run this
playbook earlier than

The GOP playbook when it managed the Home is to right away weaponize a number of committees to analyze and harass the Democrats they hate and worry essentially the most. Within the Nineteen Nineties they doggedly pursued the Clintons concerning their Whitewater funding; when Barack Obama was president, they raked Hillary over the coals concerning Benghazi; and now it’s Hunter Biden’s flip. These fake investigations final years and find yourself predictably with out proof of any wrongdoing.