Talk Back: Gun laws
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Drummond: Senseless murder of muralist renews focus on fighting gun violence

The killing of muralist Antonio Ramos should spark renewed focus on fighting violent crime and finding solutions that work. 
Oct 3 letters to the editor

Could DMV devise a test to better identify risk?Sadly, another age-mate of mine ended her driving career by plowing through a building, through a crowd, with fatal results. 
Guest commentary: Do we really support one another's differences?

Our Jewish community just ended the holiest time of the year for us, as we observed the holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Unlike our Christian neighbors, our holy days have not been declared federal holidays whereby our schools would be closed and families given time to celebrate together. 
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Robin Abcarian: Is Junipero Serra's sainthood a mixed blessing for Carmel-by-the-Sea?

CARMEL -- The first act of vandalism occurred at the north end of town, on the day Pope Francis canonized Father Junipero Serra. The weekly Carmel Pine Cone reported that someone had poured black paint on a statue of Serra, and that a neighbor had cleaned it up within hours. 
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