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Sound Off! calls published July 15, 2009
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• Delayed police response

This is aimed at the Chief of Police. Today at approximately 11:30 this morning a young lady called 911 for help because some lady threatened to assault her for her money in her purse. By the time I left when the episode happened at the Save Mart Shopping Center the police had still not shown up after 45 minutes. And the person who threatened her and her accomplice were able to sit there in the parking lot for 45 minutes and leave. I'd like to know why Ceres PD did not respond to this emergency when this lady was being threatened, terrorized by another lady at the parking lot.

• Tasteless comment for Faye

This is in response to last week's "Sound Off!" regarding the naming of the Cesar Chavez Junior High School; specifically the comments made about Faye Lane. What kind of a person would make the comment about Faye's late husband Elvis, turning over? Fay's voting has nothing to do with her late husband, and for someone to even make mention shows what kind of person they are. Very disrespectful and a coward for not even owning up to such a horrible statement. This is Linda Ryno and I'm not a coward about my opinions.

• Small town minds

Wow, it amazes me to read in this day and age an article in "Sound Off!" regarding "Demand jobs back." I'm reading about illegal aliens and you're talking about jobs that most Americans don't want to do. If you haven't realized, most of the jobs that are taken by illegal aliens are in the medical field, such as nursing because most of our lazy kids don't want to pursue their education when everything's handed to them here.

And it's unfortunate that you stood in line at Cost Less behind behind some Mexican woman getting her groceries - it's ridiculous that you have enough time to know all this information to make these calls. My family laughs at us because we moved to this one-horse town and after reading articles like this, I don't know what I'm doing here.

• Tears for Michael

Michael Joseph Jackson, king of pop, genuis of the music world. He bridged the gap between races and ages. There was no boundaries. It was not all black and white. He could pull your heartstrings in one song and make you jump to your feet and dance in another. He had an aura about him. He was a gentle soul, misjudged by this cruel and greedy world because of his innocence yet he went onto to become one of the most prolific figures of music history. He cared about people. He loved them. There will be no other. In our hearts we will always love you and will never forget you!

• Abraham Lincoln Junior High?

I'm calling about the school. They should name the school Abraham Lincoln School because after all he did free the slaves. Why does it have to be Chavez? That's bull crap.

• Welsh's letter stirs the pot

I do not agree with the Ceres Unified School District naming the junior high school after Cesar Chavez. And I think that Ceres is already divided because of their vote.

Ceres Unified School District shows too much audacity to call themselves team players. Whose team are they on anyway? Surely their repeated characterizations and boiler plate answers show that the team that they are on does not include the opinions of reasonable voters upset by their decision. The issue will not be put behind us and the board's decision means that our taxes were raised and we must look at our school named after a man many community members do not approve of.

It is creepy that Cesar Chavez's reputation will be solely because of schools like Cesar Chavez School in San Francisco that has a poor reputation.

What new beginning is Mr. Welsh generalizing about? Will Mr. Welsh stop being a team player when enough constituents speak out and our local voices are heard?

It is clear to me what distinguishes us from the rest of the world is that we prefer to become homogenous or faceless. It is my hope that Ceres gets back to honoring local people with their names on our schools.