Other Voices: I found my voice in community college

In 2009, I graduated from high school with mediocre grades, mediocre SAT scores, a too-good-for-college stubbornness and a half-hatched plan to move to Los Angeles and become the next Paul Thomas Anderson or Steven Spielberg – both had dropped out of college.


A Piece of My Mind: Thoughts of those who serve

My husband is something of a connoisseur of National Memorials, having been born and raised in Gettysburg, Pa. So on our recent visit to Hawaii, we fulfilled his long-held wish to visit the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor.

No Shoes, Please: Popcorn and cherry blossoms

I went to Japan this month with my mother and two nieces. It was my fourth trip to Japan, my first ever to see cherry blossoms in full bloom, and by extension my first experience with the nation’s excitement over these delicate, ephemeral trees.

Letters to the Editor: Persky recall, clean energy defaults and a panel on Islam

Recall demonstrates consequences

I graduated from Stanford University in 2013, where I was an active leader in Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and Stanford Greek life more broadly.

As such, I’m intimately familiar with the cycle of recklessness and impunity that characterizes Stanford frat life. It is a cultural world that through various institutional and interpersonal means frequently signals to impressionable young men that they can do anything they want.

Letters to the Editor: Persky, dog park, firefighters, Islam

Judge Persky should be recalled

Judge Aaron Persky should be recalled not because he gave Brock Turner a light sentence, but because that sentence is the latest manifestation of a pattern.

He has been consistently sympathetic and lenient toward privileged, white offenders. He has been particularly partial to college athletes. And he has given harsher sentences to defendants of color. Look up the Recall Persky website to see the multitude of incidents (recallaaronpersky.com/judge_persky_s_other_cases).

Other Voices: Why Judge Persky should not be recalled

I served on the Superior Court of our county for 26 years. My tenure overlapped with Judge Aaron Persky. I remember when the governor appointed him to the bench. We were excited to have this outstanding lawyer join us.

Other Voices: SVCE provides clean energy, customer savings

Editor’s note: Following is a rebuttal to last week’s “Other Voices” column, which questioned the benefits of Silicon Valley Clean Energy.

The mission of Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is to provide clean electricity and innovative decarbonization programs that will bend the carbon curve downward and contribute to the health and wealth of our region. The original 12 cities that banded together to form SVCE did so to achieve two goals simultaneously: to offer our constituents competition in a marketplace that previously had none, and to procure and supply cleaner, greener power for our communities. Simply put, SVCE is the evolutionary outgrowth of market forces and customer wishes.


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