LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – December 7th, 2017

Photo by Andrea Feodorov
This letter, which contains a veiled threat, was mailed to Hemet resident Andrea Feodorov and at least two of her neighbors in Heather Estates. The Valley Chronicle feels this is a threat to Feodorov’s safety, and also a threat to the safety of anyone who lives in Heather Estates.

Feodorov receives veiled threats in response to her letter to the editor

Editor’s Note:

Hemet resident and outspoken citizen Andrea Feodorov was recently critical of the City of Hemet and the Hemet Police Department when Deputy Chief Charles “Rob” Webb was appointed as chief of police, and she wrote a letter to the Editor for the Nov. 22-29 edition of The Valley Chronicle. Shortly thereafter, she and a few of her neighbors received this letter, via U.S. Mail, which contained what Feodorov considers a veiled threat. “The next time anyone living in Heather Estates needs a “COP,”GOOD LUCK!
This is why freedom of the press is paramount. This is why citizens need to remain engaged with their community. This is why citizens of Hemet should refuse to be bullied by those in power.


Kate Steinle’s last words

Dear Editor,

Kate Steinle’s last words:
DADDY, HELP ME!!!!!!!!!
Happy Holidays Democrats.

Sincerely,
Jim Welker, Hemet


A love letter to Hemet from a non-Hemet resident

Dear Editor,

My dearest friend, Cheryl (Sherry) Powers, died this past summer. Her life ended too early and her final years were spent in a memory care unit of superb quality; I enjoyed visiting and taking her out for walks and tiny adventures. I grieve her loss and for some months I cursed myself for not having succeeded in convincing her to leave Hemet years and years ago.
You see, I lived at that time in Salinas, Monterey County, and each time she visited me, she spoke of how much she wanted to live and work on the Monterey Peninsula. Not in Salinas, but Pacific Grove, Monterey, even Carmel itself. Sherry could have written a guidebook to those cities! She knew them much better than I did, finding tucked-away cafés and garden stores. She mused about living there and asked that I watch for high school teaching positions.
When I did find several openings, she told me that she had too much seniority at Hemet High, that she couldn’t afford the pay cut that happens when a teacher leaves one district and moves to another. Often only five years of experience is granted on the pay scale, even if the person has taught for 15 years. I chafed, “This is your life! Use it where you really want to be!” She stayed in Hemet, teaching there for 28 and one-half years.
Part of my grieving had to do with my inability to convince her to live “where you really want to be.” I thought that had everything to do with pay scales. Now I know differently.
When one of Sherry’s best friends opened her home for a memorial event, 45 people came, most of them retired teachers. I, the person from nowhere, witnessed the warmth, the spirited conversation, the compassion for one another.
Now I know why my dearest friend chose to stay in Hemet – it wasn’t about the pay cut she’d suffer if she left. It was about the camaraderie she experienced in Hemet – the professional relationships she had established and nurtured –the laughter among colleagues. Although Hemet will never rival the natural splendor of the Monterey Peninsula, it afforded Sherry the warmth of a grand family, something she craved.
I will always be grateful to the people of Hemet for this gift.

Sincerely,
Kary Shender, Davis, California


Hemet will benefit by allowing medical dispensaries

Dear Editor,

Hello we are the Canna Pros, a local dispensary here in Hemet, California on East Florida Avenue. We believe that the city of Hemet would be moving in the right direction by exploring a change on its ban of medical marijuana dispensaries.
We know that if the ban on medical marijuana dispensaries was lifted, the city of Hemet would receive an unbelievable amount of tax revenue from our dispensaries to better the city, and the people who live in it!

Sincerely,
Michael Ramirez


Term limits and statutes of limitations for sexual misconduct

Dear Editor,

I agree with Judge Jeanine Pirro. All members of Congress who are accused of sexual misconduct should resign immediately.
I also agree that because statutes of limitations are applied in legal situations, people who have been on the receiving end of any inappropriate sexual advances in the workplace must report them within seven (7) years of their occurrence.
Many peace officers and firefighters are required to retire by age 60; certainly by age 65; all members of Congress should do likewise.
Yes, term limits should be implemented for all members of Congress.

Sincerely,
Nancy Eller, Hemet

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