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Perspective - July 25, 2008

Letters to the editor

No one litters at home

Dear Editor:

I read your article "Talking Trash" in the July 11 issue, and I absolutely agree with you. Every time there is a big event in downtown Danville, it generates a great amount of trash. Granted, the crews always take care of it in a timely manner, but still, people should be more responsible toward the trash whether they are at an eatery or simply taking a walk downtown.

Danville always had the reputation of being the most beautiful, prestigious and upscale community. People come from many different places in order to see this "beautiful" town. I think everybody would agree if I said, let us keep it that way. Let us keep Danville beautiful! People should definitely do their part by making sure their litter does not fall on the ground, and certainly pick up their children's litter as well.

Businesses are obligated to provide waste bins and make them accessible to their clients at all times. As easily as providing the food to their customers, restaurants should have easy access to their trash bins whether inside or outside their eatery. The restaurants' duties are to maintain the trash bins from overflowing; if their customers find an empty waste bin, they are more likely not to litter. I am sure no one litters in their own home, and Danville is our big home. If we do not all work together to help keep Danville beautiful, who will?

Layali Totah, Danville

4-H appreciation

Dear Editor,

We would like to thank everyone in our community who helped us during our lamb projects exhibited at this year's fair: our leaders, parents, and especially the Safeway stores in San Ramon and Alamo for their donations at the Alameda County Fair Junior Livestock Auction. Each 4-H member puts a great deal of time and effort into producing a high-quality animal for auction and we appreciate the contributions.

4-H is a youth based organization for kids ages 5-19, which teaches citizenship, leadership and life skills. Activities can include raising an animal or learning a skill, like cake decorating. The end-of-the-year highlight is entering your livestock or project into the county fair for judging against other clubs in the area. Some projects in our club include sheep, swine, goats, rabbits, cake-decorating, photography, cooking, community service and leadership.

Joining a 4-H club usually occurs at the start of the school year, or you can find out more information at www.ca4h.org or at www.alamedacounty.org .

Chris and Monica Riley, Tassajara Valley 4-H

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