A grateful farewell
I wish to thanks, Poway group. Town of Poway has been a tremendous expertise for my household and I the final two years. My army profession will finish quickly and we’ll relocate nearer to household on the East Coast.
We’re grateful for Twin Peaks Center Faculty. Its employees did a terrific job educating and caring for our particular wants son. We’re grateful for our sort neighbors and the fantastic residents who populate the town. Each occasion we attended or interplay we had with folks right here was constructive.
My household and I’ll all the time bear in mind our expertise in Poway fondly and can proceed to champion that it’s the finest metropolis in San Diego County! Thanks.
Marc R. Chabot
Sergeant main, U.S. Marine Corps
Thanks for the suggestion
That is my second letter for the day. The primary was to thank our native regulation enforcement. What an exquisite suggestion by Dick Lyles (July 2).
I’ve all the time been a giant fan of his, as he loves this nation and desires what’s finest for all residents.
Helps PUSD’s reopening plan
Poway Unified Faculty District is dealing with the problem of opening colleges throughout COVID in a sensible method and Lili Olah’s proposal for hybrid studying (July 9 challenge) simply received’t work. As well as, mother and father, college students and lecturers simply don’t need it.
On the floor it sounds nice to solely have half the scholars on campus at any given time. One may envision small classroom sizes, social distancing throughout breaks and lunch. Nonetheless, to realize that panacea you would need to ask the lecturers to double the variety of courses they train.
Expertise would turn into a major problem. College students with restricted entry to expertise can be unable to study half the time. They might additionally lose beneficial entry to the library and expertise sources out there within the college. Those self same households with restricted monetary means are then pressured to search out full day childcare choices each different day.
As well as, scheduling can be practically not possible for center colleges and excessive colleges the place a number of grades are in the identical class. Between coordinating class schedules to work for everybody and determining what buses want to choose up which pupil on which day, the district would want to put money into expertise that we simply can’t afford.
As a substitute of throwing sources on the untested hybrid mannequin, which solely 25 p.c of fogeys and college students favor, PUSD ought to give attention to bettering the security and high quality of at school and on-line studying, each of which have been tried and examined as enough studying platforms.
Cease the weekly honking
I’m undecided if I’m the one one complaining, however the weekly Sunday marketing campaign rallies held on the nook of Pomerado and Twin Peaks roads in Poway have actually began changing into an annoyance.
For the previous couple of years, each Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. — or thereabouts — pro-Trumpers and anti-Trumpers line the 4 corners waving indicators and flags. I’ve no drawback with the assembling of both facet, however what I do have an issue with is the fixed blaring of horns that my household and neighbors should endure for 60 (and generally 90) minutes.
I stay within the Rancho Arbolitos space simply above the nook in query and have been tempted to stroll down there with an indication that claims, “Honk if you happen to’re an fool.” Weekends within the space was once so peaceable, however with this newest noise air pollution our “Metropolis within the Nation” has turn into a “Metropolis within the Metropolis.” And I’ve not even addressed the fixed engine noise from souped-up vehicles racing up and down the streets in query.
Does anybody do not forget that “Silence is golden?”
Well-known final phrases of 2020: “I believed it was a hoax.”
No books to have fun America on the Fourth of July?
I exploit the San Diego Public Library’s Cloud Library for studying books. Over the Fourth of July weekend I completed a guide, returned it and started a seek for a brand new guide. Upon opening the search web page, the primary books offered for really helpful studying had been the next: Black Lives Matter for adults (48), younger adults (21) and youngsters (57). Additionally, Delight 2020-LGBTQ+ for younger adults (49), juveniles (141), children (17) and different (30). A complete of 363 books devoted to Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+.
I used to be really shocked and thought to myself “Why, on this Fourth of July weekend, are there completely no books that concentrate on celebrating America?” Books that encourage patriotism and love of nation, train in regards to the Founding Fathers and the Structure, and tales of the courageous women and men who sacrificed their lives to make America, regardless of its faults, the best nation on earth.
I additional seen that not one of the Black Lives Matter books included works by a few of my favourite black authors, comparable to Thomas Sowell, Shelby Steele and Walter Williams, a number of the biggest American thinkers of our time and true inspirational figures.
No matter your views on Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+, if the general public library system thinks providing books on these two organizations is extra essential than celebrating America, then it’s doing a terrific disservice to the general public and the anarchy and destruction we’ve just lately seen all through the nation is barely the start of the what’s in retailer for America.
A tragic day in Poway
I used to be shocked to learn the July 16 article about Rabbi Goldstein pleading responsible to tax and wire fraud. It is a unhappy day for Powegians.