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County wants extra, not
fewer, psychiatric beds

Re: “County should safe wanted inpatient psychiatric beds” (Web page A6, Aug. 11).

Please don’t take away any psychological well being beds. The necessity is so nice.

Much less psychological well being assist is barely making our communities much less secure and households’ high quality of life diminish. Our family members’ psychological well being deserves as a lot assist as some other sickness.

My coronary heart breaks for all who’re unable to get the mandatory assist.

Linda Lissner
San Jose

We should rethink
housing throughout ages

Re: “Texas? Florida? Nope. Bay Space refugees are fleeing to Seattle” (Web page A1, Aug. 13).

The Bay Space and California housing disaster is an American situation. We should reconfigure housing throughout the ages and phases of life.

Final 12 months I helped relocate my mother and father who’re of their mid-80s to Stoneridge Creek, a unbroken care retirement neighborhood (CCRC) in Pleasanton. They had been “growing old in place” of their Marin dwelling together with most of their pals.

We have to unencumber single-family houses for younger households and construct extra CCRCs, senior communities, and create monetary incentives for seniors to relocate. Moreover, the 30% of vacant business actual property in San Francisco and different cities must be reconfigured for housing for households and seniors. We now have sufficient buildings; we have to create a system for optimum use for society versus people.

With the expanded life expectancy of the previous century, we don’t have sufficient house to have everybody stay of their single-family dwelling for 50-plus years.

Andrea Bloom

U.S. will need to have
efficient gun management

It’s crucial that we scale back the variety of weapons in our nation as six of each 10 suicides is by a gun.

Equally alarming is the variety of mass murders, typically carried out by youngsters in search of to turn out to be well-known, leading to suicide by cop. Police who should shoot a teenage gunman are themselves traumatized by killing a confused child. This insanity have to be ended.

Our nation should move efficient gun limits regardless of the Second Modification.

Gil Villagran
San Jose

Don’t tear down
Western historical past

Re: “American training crammed with fabled Eurocentric worldview” (Web page A7, Aug. 8).

Why is the woke left so depressing with completely every thing, that they really feel they need to tear down our whole historical past? Statues. Navy leaders. Names of forts. College names. Avenue names. Now David Redman goes after well-known inventors — Thomas Edison, Alexander Bell, Johannes Gutenberg, and so on., claiming that these males don’t deserve full (or any) credit score for his or her innovations.

This has been our historical past without end, however now should it too be erased? Torn down? Rewritten? I’m positive if the woke historical past buffs went to be educated in China or Russia (or some other nation), they’d quickly discover that of their histories, the Chinese language or the Russians invented every thing.

Our historical past, and each different nation’s historical past, has served them nicely for hundreds of years. Simply deal with the longer term and depart historical past alone. Nothing is gained by tearing it down.

Joseph Gumina
San Carlos

Trump acolytes publish
nation’s biggest danger

Given the current developments within the civil and legal instances towards Donald Trump, it’s possible that he’s extra problematic for the Republican Social gathering if he runs for president in 2024 and wins the nomination than if he doesn’t run for president.