EDITOR: Roger Hill, a convicted thief and murderer, is to be given parole ("SR killer wins parole; wife of victim 'sad,' " Friday). The article says he has a marketable skill — making optical lenses — and will live with relatives. I wonder how long the relatives will keep him after his incarceration of more than 25 years. He would not be welcomed in my neighborhood.
I wonder how many employers would be willing to hire him with the huge amount of qualified, law-abiding people out of work and looking for jobs.
I realize the prisons are crowded and some prisoners must be released, but I would think the parole board would release prisoners with lesser past offenses and not someone with such past crimes.
EDITOR: Petaluma's new Copeland Creek Bridge is wonderful, but it needs a classier name. It should be named for someone who made walking around town his life's work; a lifelong Petaluma booster, beloved by all; someone who lived right in between east and west Petaluma his whole life and never drove an automobile across the Petaluma River but who made walking across the river fashionable.
How about the Bill Soberanes Memorial Bridge?