Here’s a resolution

Happy New Year to all!

I hope and pray that 2019 will be a year of health, peace and lots of tolerance and understanding for others.

I hope the Letters to the Editor will reflect this as our New Year’s resolution: “Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me.”

So, let’s resolve to express our opinions freely, without fear of ridicule or criticism. I’ll have respect for your opinion and please have respect for mine.

Best wishes to all.

Patty Akkad


Thank you

Cal City Lions, Cal City police, Dept. of Corrections

Please convey my deepest appreciation to the above-named groups and others who made this past Xmas one of the best ever!

James. M. Hill

California City

It’s Hollywood’s fault

Although, I would like to do away with all guns, I have maintained that gun laws will not keep heavy duty guns away from criminals. An article in the AV Press, page B2, January 2, 2019, supports my thinking. Here is an excerpt from that article: “...Possession of firearms is currently tightly restricted in Brazil, though drug traffickers and other criminal gangs are heavily armed with automatic weapons, Brazil is the annual world leader in total homicides — more than 63,000 in 2017 — and a majority are from firearms....”

For people who would like more gun control, start campaigning against Hollywood for glorifying the use of heavy duty guns. Hollywood has been glorifying bullying, guns and violence for many years. Wake up people.

Jeanie Stephens


‘Poor horse’

My opinion on the article about the horse that was killed by a vehicle. Who hits a horse and not see how big they are? I think the person should go to jail for it.

Who does that? Can’t you people see animals out there? What’s wrong with people? Then don’t drive at all. Poor horse that died for nothing.

Lorraine Hahn

California City

Watch where you step

While waiting to get oil changed in Lancaster, I decided to wander out it the desert. I came across what seemed to be a former homeless encampment. As I looked around in dismay, I realized the huge amount of human feces all around. This is certainly a biohazard and I can imagine with so many other encampments around, that this is the normal.

I’ve watched the Antelope Valley swarmed by the homeless and the huge amounts of debris left behind, and this find I’m sure is not rare. Wondering how many young, curious kids, people such as I, out for a walk, are aware that this is left behind and unknowingly bring it home on shoes or bike tires.

Dave Rakisits


We’re all slaves

In the Valley Press today, 1-04-19, Guy Marsh refers to Mr. Conlon’s description of a working class person. One of the worst waste of type that I have ever read.

They compare the working person to slavery and a working person in the U.S. as slaves. The difference being they are free to choose who they are enslaved to and we call this freedom.

Well, I wonder whom Mr. Marsh and Mr. Conlon are slaves to, or are they slave owners? They should move to one of the communist countries where you are not allowed to choose your master.

Nor are any of the slaves allowed the opportunity to become a slave owner.

Every human on Earth is a slave to someone, even the highest are a slave to someone, they just get paid more.

Gee, I guess this is a waste of my time and your print. See what Mr. Marsh has created with his column.

Thomas Russell Horner


That’s no parade

Tuned in to NBC’s “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.” I may never tune in again. That was not a parade! Maybe if you were in New York in person. But for a TV viewer, I don’t even have the words to describe how awful it was.  

After x amount of minutes, I turned it off. Mostly what I saw was acts of “celebrities,” most of which I’ve never heard of, singing and dancing and doing skits and taking up a whole lot of time that should have been used for a real parade. When the day comes again next November, I will likely watch the first few minutes and if I see the same nonsense, permanently terminate it.

Phil Denny


Not winning

I understand that the 2018 midterm elections were the worse defeat for the Republicans since Watergate and yet Donald Trump and all of his die-hard supporters, including the extreme right-wingers here in the Antelope Valley, are still calling it a win.

If they keep winning like that, two years from now, the Democrats will have control of the House, the Senate and the presidency of the United States.

Marty Scepan


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