Letters to the Editor: Space for dogs to play, Persky, Orchard

Dog owners deserve space to play with pets

Arguing against the establishment of a dog park in Los Altos, Suruchi Mohan writes, “Parks are public places” (“Survey results shouldn’t determine dog-park rules,” Letters, April 18).

While true, this argument is not convincing, nor should it be. Public spaces often have areas dedicated to specific uses. Consider tennis courts, baseball fields and soccer fields.


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).


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