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Us, Them and Stansberry



A Eureka friend recycles the North Coast Journal to me in Ukiah, usually a collection of several months.

Linda Stansberry's articles ("Rio Dry," July 31 and "Locals," July 3) are well written, sensitive, poignant without being judgmental. Linda's observations reflect on the "big picture" of the drug "culture" impact on humans, neighborhoods and social mores.

I concur with her heart-wrenching description of life changes that occur when the "them" and "us" values conflict.

Thank you, Linda, for taking the risk of writing with such candor, honesty and understanding, considering you live in the middle of it.

Lillian Hoika, Ukiah

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