Gertrude, Palo Alto: Compassionate listening is used worldwide in conflict situations. Small groups of people from each side tell each other their views. They feel better that they have been heard. We need this all over our country. Michael, Hayward: I think we should start an unofficial holiday and call it either Love Day or Brotherhood or Sisterhood Day or Universal … [Read more...] about What should we do to bring people in this country together?
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Linda, San Francisco: I think living wage was the word you used. The minimum wage nowhere near reaches what the livable wage is. Here in San Francisco, as we all know, it is so expensive. So I think $25 and up for inflation would be about right. Two comments: people who are just making it, when they get money, they spend it in the community and it helps the whole community. … [Read more...] about What do you think is an actual living wage in your county?
Dave, Lake County: I speak to my neighbors every day. We are in a community where we have to be aware of what's going on around us. I know my neighbors on both sides of me for three houses on each side. I know my neighbors in front of me for three houses on each side and I know two of my neighbors behind me. So yes, we talk on a regular basis and we talk about everything from … [Read more...] about When’s the last time you talked with your neighbor? What did you talk about?
Scott, San Francisco: Hey, this is Scott. I think one thing we could do about the cost of living in San Francisco is to dissuade so many tech workers from Silicon Valley from living up here while not paying their fair share of municipal services. For instance, the commuter buses could be charged for the amount of space that they take up and the damage they're doing to our … [Read more...] about What should we do about the cost of living?
Scott, Oakland: More investigative journalism is my opinion. I really value what I learned because of the Pentagon Papers and Knight Ridder efforts in revealing WMDs in Iraq and the lie that it was. It might help solve false news. Rob, Los Altos Hills: I think that we can improve the news media by working along with the folks at Civil. They are working on a way to use … [Read more...] about What should we do to improve the news media?