Your editorial ("Run-down 1912 house stalls new home development," July 19) is right on. Thank you for speaking out.
That old house is a piece of, let's say junk. It is a fire trap and attractive nuisance as well as an eyesore.
I think it is detrimental to selling houses in the new Ponderosa project, which is a neighborhood improvement and beneficial to downtown economically.
Hopes for new poet
Good article on our new Poet Laureate, Sandra Kay ("'Gypsy' takes city's poetic reins," July 19), but I want to point out that the name of Cynthia Bryant does not appear in your list of previous Poets Laureate. She set up some excellent programs out at Century House, bringing in poets and styles not usually heard around Pleasanton, which I found to be educational and stimulating. I hope Sandra does the same. I hope she takes a chance and brings in poets who are controversial. I hope she shows us the power and beauty of poetry.