Move this cell tower
A wireless facility is being installed on the Happy Valley Elementary in Lafayette campus for revenue.
AT&T falsely informed the school superintendent that no antennas will be on campus.
The staff report clearly shows the facility contains antennas transmitting radiation continuously. Also, the city's wireless ordinance rightfully calls educational facilities a discouraged site.
The American Academy of Pediatrics expressed concern in a letter to Congress; "Children are disproportionately affected by environmental exposures including cellular radiation." Harvard Pediatric Neuroscientist Dr. Herbert confirmed a link between autism and wireless radiation.
Thousands of studies prove there is no safe amount of wireless radiation for children, thus other cities worldwide are removing equipment from schools. Antennas emit radio-frequency electromagnetic fields which are classified a possible human carcinogen by the World Health Organization because of the risk of brain cancer.
Are we a community who puts excellent 4G coverage above the health of our children for $800 monthly? Thinking we are immune to harm displays ignorance and arrogance.
Residents should ask how this was approved and demand it be moved.
Lafayette, Director, California Brain Tumor Association
Grateful for moderation on Syria
Just weeks ago, the U.S. government appeared dead set on attacking Syria. Media such as CNN seemed to be pushing for war with discussions where all sides want war.
Meanwhile, the powerful lobby group AIPAC was sending hundreds of its members to Congress to press for authorization for war. Secretary of State John Kerry seemed to be pounding the drums of war more feverishly each day.
Now, only weeks later, things look vastly more optimistic. Diplomacy and cooler heads have prevailed for the moment.
Our thanks go to:
Let's hope this will be the start of a new era in international relations and U.S. foreign policy. The credibility of our country is enhanced when the president listens to the American people and the international community and when we respect and abide by international law.
Margli Auclair, director (on behalf of the entire board),Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center, Walnut Creek