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When it comes to turf, tread lightly
When I first heard the city of San Mateo was rethinking its plans to put artificial turf at Los Prados Park because of potential health concerns, I thought, oh boy, nervous nellies. After all, synthetic turf use is widespread and seemingly OK. Sure, there might be some negative effect if one were ...
Letter: Vaccinations
Editor, Drug manufacturers have to put in writing all the known side effects on their drugs. Before you go to get the measles vaccine, find that document and read the whole thing. You will read of a long list of possible ill effects of having that vaccine or having your child take on those risks. ...
Letter: Outraged by the Examiner
Editor, I read with interest and sympathy San Carlos Vice Mayor Cameron Johnson’s guest perspective (“Ridding San Carlos of driveway spam” in the Feb. 20 edition of the Daily Journal) regarding his frustrating inability to cancel delivery of the Examiner to his doorstep. It was a relief to he...
Letter: DMV motor vehicle renewals
Editor, After reading your Feb. 16 article “Long DMV lines spur frustration,” I am writing to tell you my experience. I received my renewal notice from the DMV on Jan. 15, 60 days before my 85th birthday. I called the DMV and left my phone number and reason for calling. They returned my call in...
Letter: Don’t be conned by Cargill
Editor, I am writing regarding Bill Silverfarb article about Cargill’s Saltworks development in Redwood City’s Baylands (“Federal decision could give Cargill new life” in the Feb. 18 edition of the Daily Journal). Cargill is the world’s largest privately-held corporation, and it is in ...
Letter: Cargill and the salt ponds
Editor, I am very opposed to Cargill’s plan to develop or to touch the salt ponds in the Baylands of Redwood City (“Federal decision could give Cargill new life” in the Feb. 18 edition of the Daily Journal). No matter what they say, they are part of our Bay of which we have lost much of al...
Letter: San Mateo County budget
Editor, According to article, “Budget outlines lofty goals” in the Feb. 24 edition of the Daily Journal, San Mateo County Manager John Maltbie is ecstatic at the prospect of spending hundreds of millions of surplus taxpayer dollars to “invent a future where homelessness ends, children read at...

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