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• Disagrees with Persike's view of party

I was going to keep my mouth shut about the whole thing, but after reading the Courier on Wednesday Oct. 31 I became infuriated and I'm going to tell you what I know for a fact is the truth about the party incident that occurred on Burton Avenue in Ceres. I know its the truth because I was standing outside in my front yard smoking a cigarette when it occurred and I watched the entire grotesque conduct with my own eyes.

First of all, I don't know who the hell Ed Persike is but his name was at the end of the ridiculious letter, "Ceres Police were justified in clamping down on party." This man has no idea what he is talking about.

I have live here in this same house for over 15 years. First of all the music was not all that loud. I could see if these people were the kind of people that threw these outrageous parties every weekend, but they are not. I think everyone is entitled to throw at least one good party a year.

So whoever complained in the first place needs to learn to be a more courteous neighbor, because putting up with a party once in a blue moon is not too much to ask of a neighbor.

Anyway, it is not as if these people are friends of mine; I don't even know them. I do, however, know the difference between right and wrong, and what those officers did that night was wrong!

• Hanline is not a board member

I am so tired of Hanline crying, "poor me!" Everything that has been said about him is true. I was a CUSD employee for many years. You do not speak against him or what he wants. If you do you find yourself on a chopping block, many have. He is the first superintendent to seat himself where the School Board sits! He is not a board member! He is supposed to bring about what the board members tell him to do, not the other way around!

And it troubles me that in the Oct. 24 issue of the Courier most of the candidates were in the front section of the paper, while the article about the three candidates which are not incumbents, running for the School Board were in the middle of the sports section. Does this have anything to do with sports?

(Editor's note: Pu-lease-e-e! The "article" on School Board candidates you are referring to was a paid advertisement ordered by the Ceres Unified Teachers Association. Their ad actually ran on page B-5, a non-sports page. Please don't confuse a paid ad with an editorial feature. The Courier highlighted all CUSD Board candidates on Oct. 17).

• Look at it like a stranger would

I don't quite understand why people in Ceres have to keep their houses and yards all trashed up. I guess it's laziness. Everybody who reads this needs to stand at the sidewalk and look at their house like a stranger would and ask themselves if it's pleasing or not. If not, clean it up! Trashiness is bringing our values down.