Readers want the city council to put a stop to them.
Those Hated Leaf Blowers
Please ban leaf blowers!!! [“Blowing in the Wind,” October]
—Susanne Norton La Faver
They are horrible, loud, and messy! I agree!!
Amy [Tanathorn] [“Balm for the Soul,” October] is a super-talented, always-growing and incredibly kind artist living in the Bay Area! Love her and her work!
I have enjoyed Kiva bars [Take the Edge Off,” October] for years and haven’t drunk alcohol in years because it brings on migraines.
—Amelia Amy Rose
Enjoyed many an Irish Coffee there [at Brennan’s]! [“Is Irish Coffee Irish,” October]
Positive Words From the Author
I love this profile/write-up of The Golden State [Documenting Motherhood and More,” October]
This sounds like a positive group of men [“Going in Circles,” October]. Good luck to them in fighting their ticket and continuing their open communication with each other!
Glad I helped out [“Drake’s Unveils Huge Sacramento Space,” October] by drinking a six-pack of Degnogginizers a day.
I was disappointed to read several stories that smelled of what could only be called “advocacy journalism.” … [T]his is not what I want from my journalism. I am particularly offended when I see tropes like “some say,” and “many people believe” used to inject what appear to be the writer’s own opinion into a piece.
I don’t expect you to shy away from real issues. But I would hope they would treated seriously and with the complexity, open-mindedness, depth, and variety of viewpoints many of them deserve (and not just “on the one hand, on the other hand,” either). I know good journalism like that is not easy to produce.
It’s the job of the editors to make sure [this] bias doesn’t slap us in the face [or] you should label [this] work “opinion.”
Please eliminate this cheap form of bias and raise your sights higher. Obvious advocacy journalism rather than real journalism cheapens you, and it does no service to us.