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Letters to the Editor: April 11, 2018

Hey, something nice: 'Hats off and thanks for all that you do'

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Fingers and Hands

Thank you so much for "Drawn from Life" (April 4). When I first saw Brian Fies' comic on the web, I bawled like a baby. So much emotion was felt by all of us. And to lose all his art supplies in the fire! It's like cutting off an artist's hands or blinding him. Can you feature his graphics more? He has a finger on our collective pulse.

Healdsburg

Questions for Candidates

For the first time in over a quarter of a century we are fortunate in Sonoma County to have a contested race for sheriff, during which the public can have a discussion with candidates about their vision for the office. We have three candidates, all who of whom are qualified, all with different visions for the office and different management styles.

The Community Advisory Council for the Sonoma County Independent Office for Law Enforcement Review and Outreach, the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women, the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights and the League of Women Voters of Sonoma County are co-sponsoring a forum and debate for the candidates at 6:30pm on April 30 at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building. We encourage the public to attend and submit questions for the candidates. Questions may be submitted to either jmbrown.iolerocac@gmail.com, emiliacarbajal.cac@gmail.com or jim.duffy.iolerocac@gmail.com. Deadline to submit a question is April 13. We hope to see an engaged electorate at the event on April 30.

Rohnert Park

Put Up Your Dukes

Last Saturday I attended the performance of Amadeus at the Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma, and the next day I picked up a copy of your paper at the Pick-n-Pull in Windsor. I usually find the Bohemian a good read, but the review by Harry Duke in your Stage section ("Roll Over Mozart," April 4) set my teeth on edge. What is he smoking? This performance was fabulous, and I mean over-the-top fabulous, from the adaptation, casting and acting to the overall direction.

I have lived here for 30 years, but somehow have not heard anything about Mr. Duke before, who describes himself as an actor, director, teacher and theater critic. Here is my critical analysis of his work: bring back your previous reviewer, David Templeton, to write this column, and let Mr. Duke stick to whatever he knows best, whatever that is. Meantime, I will be looking for his next personal appearance onstage. He must be a person of great talent. I can hardly wait.

Healdsburg

Aw, Shucks

Your forgot one category ("Best Of 2018," March 21). Best weekly free newspaper: the Bohemian. Hats off and thanks for all that you do.

Via Bohemian.com

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