Sad turn of events

Editor:
I was sad to hear of the attacks against two local leaders (and personal friends of mine) in the past few weeks. The racist and disparaging comments said against Assm. Rob Bonta and Vice Mayor Malia Vella are absolutely reprehensible. Even in an area as diverse as the Bay Area, we have farther to go in our fight to be a community of tolerance and civility. 

As Americans we should expect better than to accept this type of hateful rhetoric as legitimate debate on how to improve the lives of others through elected office.

Phong La