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Oil corporations should
reveal what they knew

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

Permission to file the lawsuit holding oil corporations financially accountable for knowingly contributing to local weather change is sweet information certainly.

What can be actually outstanding is a public assertion from the oil corporations acknowledging their long-term marketing campaign of misinformation and lies together with requiring them to share the information on what they knew.

A hefty tremendous is the one authorized recourse accessible. Nonetheless, educating the general public in regards to the oil firm’s duplicity would assist construct public help and involvement in addressing local weather change.

Eleanor Levine

Self-driving automobiles
are a foul funding

I’ve lived in San Francisco on and off all through my life. I nonetheless love this lovely metropolis, regardless of the present issues.

Over the previous two Saturdays, I loved North Seaside and the Internal Sundown. In each areas, I noticed two self-driving Waymo automobiles plow via crosswalks with pedestrians. Not yielding to pedestrians in a crosswalk is a violation, CVC 21950.

On this brewing age of digital tyranny, we can not ignore the human proper to security. Who ought to get the site visitors ticket? There isn’t a want for driverless automobiles. Permitting for this tech gizmo is a harmful waste of funding.

Kelly Newman
San Mateo

Dyslexia imparts
management abilities

Re: “Take Newsom at his phrase; he may by no means run for president” (Web page A6, Sept. 15).

This needs to be essentially the most ignorant column I believe I’ve ever learn. So please elaborate on how this one deficit could possibly be the explanation for not being chief. The author’s ignorance about dyslexia and associated neuro variations is exhibiting. Possibly perform a little research earlier than writing about such a subject. Strive studying “The Dyslexic Benefit” by Brock L. Eide and Fernette F. Eide as possibly a begin.

Is management outlined by having the ability to learn a speech? I’ve met Gavin Newsom. We talked about his dyslexia in depth. He truly has methods and created lodging that make him excel at different issues (apart from having the ability to learn a teleprompter). The author must study extra. There are great strengths in dyslexics’ mind wiring that might make him a tremendous chief and probably a president. The column’s thesis is completely flawed and very disappointing.

The author is completely unaware and it exhibits. Please do higher subsequent time.

Stuart Shader

Lottery should pay
faculties what’s owed

Re: “The hidden price ticket of California’s public faculties” (Web page A1, Sept. 17).

Most of us had been enticed to vote for the lottery due to the monetary advantages our faculties would reap if it handed. It didn’t take lengthy earlier than most of us realized we had been deceived by the candy speak of our flesh pressers.

Lastly, an audit was carried out that exposed the lottery had shorted the faculties hundreds of thousands of {dollars} since 1984. State Sen. Ling Chang launched Senate Invoice 891 to gather the cash the lottery was shorting our faculties, however our governor shelved the invoice firstly of COVID. I wrote to the governor then and two weeks in the past. I by no means obtained a response.

We want our flesh pressers to tell us of what occurs to unclaimed jackpots, will the faculties get the cash due them from 1984 with curiosity, and many others. It’s ridiculous {that a} invoice needs to be launched to gather what the lottery owes our faculties. Simply pay up.

Laura Latt
San Ramon

State tax cash
should be spent right here

Re: “Invoice lifts journey ban to anti-LGBTQ states” (Web page A1, Sept. 15).

Like most, I’ve no downside with any LGBTQ+ circumstance. The place I do have an issue is the state of California demanding tax from me [and you], and spending a part of these funds in Mississippi or Tennessee or some other state.

I neither dwell in nor have property in these states, a selection I made partially due to their particularly chosen, hurtful insurance policies. Except for that, right now’s difficulty notes that California retained its place because the primary state within the nation for poverty. However we will afford to fund Kansas? California math and English scores proceed to plummet, however, this state will spend to affect individuals on the opposite facet of the continent?

Funds obtained from California’s residents want to deal with the civic considerations of this state. No public cash ought to ever be used on or for ethical points, and positively not exterior of our state’s border.

R Cote
Castro Valley

Banning satisfaction flags
stomps on free speech

Re: “California faculty board rejects decision to affirm LGBTQ college students’ rights” (Sept. 15).

Having a faculty board right here in California vote to oppress their college students by banning satisfaction flags from being displayed in school is horrifying. Not is it solely unjust in that it singles out and oppresses a protected class, however it additionally goes in opposition to precedents set by the Supreme Court docket.