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December 7, 2010 > Letter to the editor: Taking care of business

Letter to the editor: Taking care of business

While I often disagree with the comments made by William Marshak (the editor) in his Opinion column, nevertheless, I feel compelled to comment on his editorial concerning the Center Theater in a positive fashion.

While the Center Theater pre-dates my time in this community (even though I have been a life-long resident), there are many fond memories. It seems a prevalent pattern for our City to preserve little and waste many historical resources. After so many years of serious efforts by the community to preserve the Center Theater, often spearheaded by Dirk Lorenz, why can't the City put a package together that will work for the community? This is not a $100,000,000 issue that has to be addressed. With any real sincerity, the City can address the issue of the Center Theater. It's historical, let's preserve it. Our City fathers and mothers need to step up to the plate and take care of business. William Marshak's other comments were well reasoned, certainly stand on all fours, and demand attention.

Since I do not do write letters to the Editor often, there is also another point of interest I wish to raise to the community in regard to Saint Joseph's Catholic Church and that is the disturbing and revolting sale of cemetery property in Mission San Jose to developers who will build homes. These are sacred grounds and should not be disturbed. What is even more upsetting is that this is a very old site in Mission San Jose where there are quite a number of unaccounted-for pauper graves and it is not specifically known where all the individuals have been laid to rest. It sounds as if this is a script for the latest horror movie. By the way, the City has approved this at the request of Saint Joseph's. Over and above this being obviously distasteful, the ingress/egress problems are catastrophic. On that basis alone, this development should never be approved.

Otherwise, all is well in the City of Fremont.

John N. Kitta
Attorney at Law

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