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Shoplifting pandemic

To the editor

Many have returned to shoplifting as Governor Newsom survived the recall. The company was willing to help Newsam without worrying about all the thefts happening.

Stealing goods under $ 950 is a misdemeanor, and the prosecutor will let you go if investigated. Thanks to the residents of Long Beach and LADA George Gascon.

It seems that individuals who are ethically challenged and morally bankrupt, who are preferred by businesses and protected by law, run the show. Perhaps with enough new thefts, Belmont Shore’s vacancy rate will be 100%. Big box stores don’t care, they tell their employees not to endanger their lives. Let’s get out of the door.

Time to go in and out, new forms of food and dashes so that recalls don’t get in the way. This destroys the quality of life of Long Beach, along with the social debris of hanging gunfire and urinating on Second Street. You get the government you vote for.

When thieves leave the store with goods, will they praise the company, Governor Newsom, George Gascon, Susie Price, and our Mayor of Garcia? Recite Hallelujah!

Dan Jackson

Long sandy beach

People who like and dislike

To the editor

Read the column about Chloe. When a dog refuses food, it’s almost scary — it really hits you. A couple of advice; the title of your essay suggests that you may be interested in some help.

Golden retrievers are notorious noisy eaters. It’s more like a Greyhound than a Labrador. Still, the varieties thrive and I must be that most of them are not catered.

So the bottom line is that she won’t starve or get sick. So we go back to a higher level of thinking.

The dog kibble stinks pretty quickly. Buy fresh and refrigerate.

When it comes to people’s food for her, it’s okay. It’s expensive and noisy, but it’s okay. Rules of thumb, equal amounts of meat, grains (oatmeal causes miracles), leafy vegetables (cooked or gas will kill you!). Put a spoonful of pumpkin (it works, but I don’t know why) and check with your vet for calcium and mineral supplements.

I cooked batches once a month. It is quite certain that it gave me the status of a definite goddess from the canines.

But there are noisy dogs. Chloe is clearly one and is a solid dog in that respect. Enjoy it your choice, stubborn standoffs, or creating new dishes! No matter what you choose, don’t worry, she won’t be wasted.

Ellen Kirk

Long sandy beach

Dog chef

To the editor

I give the dog Luba the stew I cook. Chicken breast and beef liver or pork, Costco’s Normandy blended vegetables, leafy vegetables that aren’t completely fresh for salads, sometimes brown rice or quaker oats.

She gets some for breakfast. For dinner, I get the dry food I bought at the animal shelter at the store.

Maybe you can cook for her. I cook once a week and keep it in the freezer. Of course, when I go to work, she receives special hospitality so that I’m okay if I’m gone.

I give her medicine with Trader Joe’s whipped cream cheese.

Sonia Paulchik

Long sandy beach

Personal choice

To the editor

I disagree with writer Kevin Bigelow. Whether or not to be vaccinated should always be an individual choice. There is no difference between police officers and firefighters.

It is not possible to force a person who does not want the vaccine to take the vaccine for whatever personal reason. Just as we all have the freedom to refuse medical care when provided.

Also, choosing not to be vaccinated should not threaten an employee’s professional status or livelihood.

Is this what our country is coming to? Is it that our politicians are now trying to teach us what to put in our bodies?

If you and I have been vaccinated, there is no reason to be afraid of being unvaccinated. So we were led to believe. Still, some individuals have been vaccinated but have since been infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Police officers and firefighters already have more than enough on their dishes. No one should be required to be vaccinated. Each of us is free to choose whether or not to be vaccinated, including police officers and firefighters.

Mark Alonzo

Long sandy beach

Temporary parklet

To the editor

I agree with the city council. Temporary parklets are a viable option for restaurants in a particular district or business corridor. However, it has not been proven effective on Belmont Shore’s Second Street.

Parklet was sold to residents as a temporary structure to mediate the effects of the COVID-19 virus until indoor dietary restrictions were lifted. That time has passed, but the empty Parklet still occupies the parking space on Second Street.

I wanted to know the economic implications of deploying 28 empty parklets on Second Street. I called the public works department of the city who told me the turnover rate of the parking space. This is a snapshot of the cost of the Belmont Shore community to host 28 empty parklets.

128 parking lots x 1.3 Turnover = 166.40 x 10 hours = 1,664 parking lots lost x 7 days a week = 11,648 parking lots lost x 4 weeks = 46,592 parking lots lost. Yet another way to see this is 46,592 x $ 2.50 = $ 113,980.00 in parking revenue lost in the month! (((Editor’s Note: These numbers and calculations have not been validated.).

Any experienced marketing executive would say that they should have adopted an integrated deployment and messaging plan to ensure successful deployment. This is another example of our elected officials shooting from the waist without any actual plans to support it.

The unintended consequences of the city council wandering around Belmont Shore’s restaurants have significantly reduced traffic for retail pedestrians on Second Street, in some cases urging retail closures. Temporary small parks have become a safety, health and quality of life issue for many residents of the Belmont Shore community.

The pandemic has certainly changed the eating out paradigm for a foreseeable future. Keeping empty parklets on Second Street has no benefit to anyone. It’s time to remove all 28 temporary parking lots from Second Street and return them to the Belmont Shore community.

Ken Weiss

Belmont shore

Respect Puvungna

To the editor

The California State University Long Beach campus is very fortunate because it has a special location like Pubunna within its boundaries. The history of an old Indian village called Pubunna dates back hundreds of years.

The site has changed, but the sacredness is still strong. People go there, pray, perform spiritual rituals, find peace and tranquility, and walk around the premises. Pubunna is the center of healing.

Our children grow up looking forward to going to Puvnnah to hear the elders talking and to show pictures of their families at a gathering many years ago. Families connect there, share stories, and visit each other.

I have attended rallies and ceremonies here for about 45 years and have seen changes happen. Grandparents can take their grandchildren for a walk in Puvnnah to learn and show the living history of a local nationally registered historic site.

I hope everyone has a lot of respect for Pubunna.

Jan Sampson

CSULB1979 graduate

Los Altos

Need for education

To the editor

California State University Long Beach is one of the largest employers in the city. As a federal-designated minority services agency, its faculty must commit to diversity guidelines and are expected to create a comprehensive culture of respect and politeness.

Institutional leaders have severely failed their commitment to diversity and respect through their actions against Puvungna, a sacred place used by Acjachemen, Tongva, and other indigenous peoples for ceremonial and spiritual purposes. .. CSULB has built a development that dumps large amounts of soil, sprays pesticides, and makes a profit in Japanese gardens and other puvunners.

A recent proceeding settlement has protected Puvungna from future developments and mismanagement by the university. CSULB needs to go further by educating the community and emphasizing the importance and outcomes of indigenous cultures. Signs, responsible land management, and transparency are the only ways CSULB can gain confidence in the subject of diversity and inclusiveness.

Nathan Mercado

Los Altos

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