Phone books have become litter

To the Editor:

Is it just me or is anyone else sick of seeing telephone books littering our neighborhoods? A couple of times a year we find telephone books thrown in the dirt below everyone’s mailbox. For whatever reason, people don’t want them and don’t pick them up so the books stay in the dirt and start to decompose. It is unsightly and a waste of resources.

After seeing the discarded telephone books lying in the dirt for a couple of weeks, I will pick them up and throw them away with the rest of the trash. But then I have to pay the dump fee to get rid of them.

If I want a telephone book, I will pick one up for free at many different shopping center locations in town. If people threw other stuff under every mailbox it would be considered “littering,” so why is this allowed? It needs to stop.

Frances Boricchio


Mutzners bid farewell

To the Editor:

Our sincere thanks to each and everyone who have made the “bean feed” successful.

We would like to thank Margie and Jeff Serrano and the crew they put together to make 2017 possible. They came forward and offered to load everything, something we were unable to do.

A special thank you to Tony who has showed up at 5 a.m. year after year to load the food, etc. and the faithful who have showed up at 5:30 a.m. to set up the big pot and start preparing the food to be added to the pot.

Rachael Andrada, she is the “Menu do lady” with her crew from Madera, Mark and Shelley faithfully there to do whatever was needed.

Ken Kern has been there from the very first to the last. His son Trevor has taken over the cooking, doing a great job. Thank you Trevor.

Santa, all the servers, the ones who prepare the bread, popcorn, quesadillas (Janet, a special thanks for all the years). The Sportsman for allowing us in early in the morning with coffee and a place to keep warm and all the people in the background. Last but not least all the people who came year after year, rain or shine to get a cup of beans.

It has been a great party, Thank you everyone.

Mut and Sissy Mutzner

Community responds to the homeless

To the Editor:

A big thank you to our community for all the generous donations to the David Lambert Community Drop in Center during the Christmas Holidays. We received coats, hats, scarves, gloves, socks, food, goodies and Christmas bags for everyone, plus cash and checks, which will be put to good use all year long.

Also, a big thank you to The Union Democrat for their support. A special thank you to Alex MacLean for all of his articles on the plight of the homeless, which made this issue known to the community.

On behalf of all the volunteers and all who come to the center, our heartfelt thanks for the love and compassion you have shown us.

Jeanette Lambert

Volunteer Coordinator