Letters: When in drought, use artificial turf instead

“State moves to kill the lawn,” Golden State, Friday

When in drought, use artificial turf instead

The controversial decision to opt for artificial turf over grass at the Beach Chalet soccer fields has been vindicated. Due to drought conditions, that field would have been as bad or worse by July than it ever was had we chosen natural grass.

Depending on what currently inconclusive research reveals, it may be wise to use a different readily available filler than the crumb tire one used currently.

Drought is the new normal, and if recreational opportunities we all want for the kids at Beach Chalet and elsewhere are to continue, the use of artificial-turf fields must increase.

John Dillon

San Bruno

Iran nuclear talks

Obama makes his mark with Kennedy-esque line

Great men leave us with words we remember forever. Who doesn’t remember President John F. Kennedy’s famous line: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.” Or Neil Ar strong’s: “That was one small step for man, but one giant leap for mankind.”

These words of theirs are what they lived by, and what defines their legacy! President Barack Obama spoke his the other day when speaking at the Iran nuclear talks when he said: “Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.“

Robert Sodervick

San Francisco

“There’s no epidemic of Ellis Act evictions,” From Readers, Friday

Missing the stark reality in S.F.’s ever-growing skyline

I don’t know under what rock E.F. Sullivan lives under, but apparently he is missing the high-rise housing development sprouting out all over The City.

However, it is not what one would call affordable housing. His argument about NIMBYs preventing housing is a shibboleth needing an update.

Denise D’Anne

San Francisco

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