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I wonder why a kid this age would do such a thing (“Armed Thief Strikes School,” March 13). I know he’s 18 but this is just plain childish. It’s very likely he’d be turned in and thrown out of school. Yes, it’s a crime. Yes, it’s a felony. Yes, it’s stupid — it’s not just youthful high spirits. 
What is going on in his life? Does he need jail, or does he need medication and supervision? Something screwy here. Time to take a close look at all the factors and not just throw away another human being.

— Alana Dill


On behalf of the Encinal High School band boosters, I want to thank these wonderful local businesses who generously donated to our spaghetti feed fundraiser for the schools music program on March 6. Donations of coffee from Wescafe and delicious bread from Semifreddi’s and Feel Good Bakery greatly helped our event and were greatly appreciated by the student performers, parents, staff and community members who attended. 
Businesses like these help keep school programs, like ours, thriving in Alameda. I am happy to patronize these businesses regularly and invite others to as well.

— Jeanne Nader

Why does the Alameda Sun never cover the amazing Alameda music scene? There are dozens of bands playing every night of the week in establishments all over the Island. Rarely does the Local Happenings section mention even one percent of what’s going on. 
I know you must make room for quilting classes and poetry readings but please understand some of your readers like a little more excitement. So how about a music section? Here’s a list of places that have live music to get you started: Lucky 13, Speisekammer, Fireside, 1400, Rhythmix, Forbidden Island and High Street Station.  
Here’s some great local Alameda bands to follow: The Harrington Saints, the Up and Down, The Saloons, Okie Rosette, the Associated Stunt Double and the UkeMamas.  

— Carlo Balboni