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Things must be getting tight at the Alameda Sun when they start using canine columnists. (“A Dog’s Eye View: On Walking Around The Island City,” Dec. 19)


Ashley Jones

Editor: Hey, by the way, is your subscription up to date, Ash?


Who was the Grinch that stole Christmas? The “holiday tree” decorations in front of City Hall commemorate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and “Happy Holiday” but no Merry Christmas! Who’s decision was this? 

The “reason for the season” has traditionally been a Christian celebration acknowledging the birth of the Christian savior, Jesus Christ. Certainly, in more recent years, its historical significance has become very “commercialized” but, nonetheless, remains a Christian celebration. I have no issue with any other celebration or no celebration.

But, no Christmas? How sad! Where are the church elders? Where are Christ’s people? I have not seen nor heard any protests. Are they huddled in their church enclaves too afraid to say anything? Perhaps, they just don’t care! 


Bruce Elerick

In response to the recent open letter exchange (“Open letter on trashed Encinal trophies,” Dec. 26) it seems apparent to me that this was instigated by the new band director to whom these trophies meant nothing and were clutter in the music room.

No apology can restore this unthinkable action that could almost be considered a criminal act. No other solution in removing  these memorable trophies could be found other than dumping? 

This would have never happened under the watch of Armen Phelps, the former great music director for many years at Encinal High School. The employees responsible for this disgraceful  occurrence must be dumped from Alameda Unified School District just as the priceless trophies were dumped from all memory.


Ed Mirzaian