On Jan. 18, The Daily Review printed the results of the Talk Back question, which was, "Is it time for California to provide medical insurance for all residents including the 6.5 million without insurance?" The article had a graph, showing 30 percent yes and 70 percent no. Then on Jan. 25, in section 1 of the paper on page 13, there was an article titled, "Health care plan proves popular." In this article it was stated, "Some 79 percent of Californians and 72 percent of likely voters say they favor the plan."

So how could, in one week, the percentages get completely reversed? I think the governor's office is trying to convince us of something that isn't true.

Bruce Barry

Hayward

Library park would

benefit children

This is a response to the letter by Ms. Brunel regarding the idea of placing a pocket park next to the new Castro Valley Library ("Children's park not compatible with new library," Letters, Jan. 10).

As citizens of our communities it is important to have regard for the common good. Sometimes we have to look beyond what a proposal would bring to us personally, and consider the good that it could bring to others. In this case, a pocket park would prove to be a wonderful resource to the children of Castro Valley. We can never go wrong by investing in positive proposals that benefit the children of our communities. After all, weren't we all children once?

A park is a fantastic place to get free exercise, to learn wonderful new things, make friends, and establish communal ties.


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Not only would a park be an exciting feature to the library but it will turn into a landmark of treasured memories for years to come.

Brigitte Luna

Castro Valley

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