DeCinzo needs to go
Whenever I see a DeCinzo cartoon I cringe: They're messily drawn with no design integrity, truly bad taste, insulting inferences and never funny. I love good political, socially relevant cartoons -- read the New Yorker ones every week. But I am sorry to see the resurrection of this clumsy, if-I-make-it-slightly-obscene-wannabe-artist in print. There MUST be funnier cartoonists out there -- please apply!
Susan Stuart, Santa Cruz
Article omitted important facts
Your article about the damage here to the Small Craft Harbor caused by the tsunami from Japan was interesting. However you forgot to mention that the earthquake not only killed 15,000 people, it caused the biggest nuclear accident to date and that Japan is still under the gun from the Fukushima Daiichi's crumbling reactors. I think it is strange that nothing was mentioned about that.
The last two days there has been a meeting on the Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident taking place in New York, bringing some of the top people together to talk about what is still going on in Japan and what will be happening for 100 of years to come, and again nothing about that. Are we not talking about the bad things that have and can happen from nuclear energy.
Dean Oja, Boulder Creek
We have been patients of Dr. Lester Miller for more than 20 years. His field of medicine is rheumatology. He is one of the best physicians we have encountered in Santa Cruz since 1974. Unlike some physicians, he has not relocated his practice "over the hill" for more money nor has he changed his profession because he is disenchanted with the state of health care. It would be fair to say that he has a strong commitment to his patients and Santa Cruz. He cares. He is sharp and knowledgeable within his field and beyond. His diagnostic skills have been "right on." He manages patients with arthritic pain, inflammation and disfigurement.
There was never a time that a medication was not appropriately prescribed and never a time where the patient was less important than the medication. He is exactly the physician that we want on the forefront of being knowledgeable about what medications are the most effective in managing pain and joint inflammation, now and in the future.
Thank you, Dr. Miller!
Jean and Mike Jani, Santa Cruz