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Opinion - September 21, 2007

Letters to the Editor

Moffett airfield needs more use, not less


Mountain View is killing Moffett Field. Now one Google 767 is a noisy visitor? An under-utilized Moffett is a wasted opportunity. The few remaining users barely keep it alive.

Wider use of Moffett would be a boost for Mountain View and Silicon Valley. The world wants a piece of the action here and is taking it. We can accommodate Silicon Valley business or be a thorn in its side. Moffett can be torn down or we can sound-proof the homes. We can help NASA afford to operate SOFIA here or watch it go to Dryden.

Plans seem to have stagnated. We must do something or the bean counters will pull the plug on Moffett. Use it or loose it. Set this bird free or kill it.

James Baloun

Constitution Drive

Day workers must make a living


So, some homeowners object to the Day Worker Center being located so close to their homes ("Pros, cons of new site," Aug. 31). Since when are things more important than people? So they pay taxes — so what? Everyone pays taxes.

Of course, it's your right to object. Just make room in your hearts to allow others to make a living, so they too can have a roof over their heads, food on the table, clothes on their backs, beds to sleep in, etc.

Juanita Mullen

San Ramon Avenue

Six rules of the trail


Rather than continue to discuss blame for the Shoreline Trail problems, here are a few simple "Rules of the Trail" that may help:

1. Never stop on the trail to view scenery.

2. Never ride the trail like it's a time trial in the Tour de France.

3. If you are pedestrian wearing headphones or whatever, walk facing traffic, since you won't hear anyone announce their proximity.

4. If you ride the trail on a crowded day, assume you will need to go slow and stop for children.

5. Never block the trail by walking two, three or four abreast.

6. Never frighten or intimidate people who are slower than you.

Mike Patterson

Quincy Drive


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