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Tuesday's Letters to the Editor

Young detainees

EDITOR: Why not drop off the young illegal immigrants who are caught crossing the border at their respective embassies or consulates and let their country take care of them? Why does the United States have to care for the these kids?

LARRY CONDON

Gualala

Fire hazard

EDITOR: There is a bill pending in the state Assembly that should be addressed immediately: SB 1095, which would give the unused Highway 12 right-of-way to the city of Santa Rosa. The 55-acres are covered with dry weeds up to five feet in height. Due to the drought and the dangerous fire hazard, the state or the city should decide which will take care of this hazard.

I have alerted Caltrans about this situation, but it has not done anything. If the state chooses to turn this land over to the city, that would be wonderful. We need some more park land, but someone has to decide soon before a raging neighborhood fire starts.

BONNIE HENNESSY

Santa Rosa

Don’t beat up Kaiser

EDITOR: I have followed the articles about Supervisor Shirlee Zane’s loss and her struggle with Kaiser (“Zane critical of Kaiser,” June 15). First of all, as one who has lost a loved one to suicide, I think that a combination of group and individual appoints my even be better.

It is very hard to loose one you love to suicide as it is not considered acceptable, or at least that is the way it was when my mother committed suicide.

It was very hard to accept it, but after some counseling and time it became a subject I could talk about, and I could help others as well.

My other was seeing a psychiatrist in individual appointments with no groups for several years. Obviously it didn’t help. First of all,you need to get an early diagnosis. Most of us don’t get to therapy until several years down the road. If it takes six years to get help, you can expect to spend at least that amount of time for the beginning of healing to occur.

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