I am new to California having moved to Orinda three months ago. Driving around this area I commented to my wife how I've never seen so many bicyclists stopping for lights, and stop signs, even when there were no cars in either direction.
It would be a misuse of precious police resources when more important issues demand their attention.
Hank H. Walden
Don't send disruptive students back to class
I am sure that most of the students of Oak Grove Middle School in Concord love and respect their teachers. They come to school to learn and don't appreciate the behavior described by two teachers who work at Oak Grove which was on the front page of the Times on June 15.
Rose Lock, assistant superintendent at Mt. Diablo Unified School District, said that disruptive students should be sent back to the same class after the teacher sends them to the office "so they don't miss out on learning." Is she serious? It must be a joke.
This administrator needs to come out of her office and spend some time in the classrooms. Her remark is removed from reality.
I was a teacher for 30 years. It isn't an easy job. If a teacher needs to have a disruptive student removed from the classroom, sending the student back is the worst action you could take as an administrator.