April 28, 2017 RSS feed / Letters

Boos were rude, unproductive

After attending the town hall meeting in Simi Valley held April 18 by Congressman Steve Knight, I had to wonder why I bothered. It was a total waste of his time and ours. More...

Asking questions is not bullying

An open letter to Steve Knight: Bullying is a national crisis. Kids across the nation are being bullied daily, and many adults are not actively protecting children from their harassers. More...

Discourse should always be civil

I attended Congressman Knight’s town hall April 18 and was absolutely appalled by the behavior of the attendees that evening.  I am aware of the lack of civility in politics that exists post-presidential election, but to witness it in my o More...

More advanced notice is needed

The April 18 town hall meeting was another example of U.S. Rep. Steve Knight disrespecting his Simi Valley constituents.  The meeting date was not published in the Ventura County Star until Fri., April 14 and Mon., April 17. More...

Honest person returned wallet

I work at Heywood Gardens, an elderly low-income apartment building, where one of our tenants lost a wallet last weekend.  It had all her credit cards, ID and over $100 in cash that had to last her for the month.  A very good Samaritan mail More...

Angry mob acted shamefully

Last week, Congressman Steve Knight held a town hall meeting here in Simi Valley, available to 400 of his constituents, and thanks to technology, thousands of people all over his district could watch and participate in this event. More...

Bills could hobble the EPA

In The Atlantic, journalist Robinson Meyer posited: “If Congress tried to terminate the EPA, huge swaths of the public would lash out. If Congress hobbles the EPA slowly, most people will never notice.”  More...

Knight’s voting record not 50-50

Dear Congressman Knight,  I’m responding to your comments at your Simi Valley town hall on April 18.  More...

Please, no more big government

To Nina Trotta-Sutton: In regard to your letter claiming the right to express your opinion about our current president, yes, thanks to the forefathers of the United States of America, you have freedom of speech.  More...

Counselor made a difference

Just like last week’s writer, I too, am thankful to my favorite former high school teacher, Mr. Dennert, for encouraging these letters from Simi Valley residents. Although I no longer reside in Simi Valley, I did grow up there.  More...