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East Bay Times Letters to the Editor for April 18, 2024

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Oakland Airport doesn’t
need a name change

I read a lot about changing the Oakland International Airport’s name in recent editions of East Bay Times.

The fact of the matter is we have three international airports not too far from each other by distance representing three cities of the Bay Area.

The San Jose International Airport covers the South Bay, San Francisco International Airport is the hub of all domestic and international flights while Oakland International is toward the East Bay, an ideal location serving travelers from every corner of the Bay Area.

I feel adding extra words such as East Bay or San Francisco Bay would harm Oakland’s identity among travelers.

I support Oakland staying Oakland.

Zafar Yousufzai

Name change is fine;
adding confusion isn’t

Re: “Name change flying in adversity” (Page A1, April 14).

The Port of Oakland has the right idea but is trying to put the cart before the horse.

Rather than putting “San Francisco” first in the name and causing confusion and aggravating SFO, the port should simply rename it: Oakland International Airport On San Francisco Bay.

It’s true and gets the point across without confusing passengers with SFO.

Edward Chainey

It’s simple: Trump’s
lies broke the law

Re: “Travesty is in judgment against Trump” (Page A8, April 14).

Let me help the letter-writer from Danville who thinks it’s okay to lie on financial statements, as Donald Trump was convicted of doing.

Fraud is the wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain. The fact that the banks accepted his fraudulent statements as fact does not make the fraud disappear. It just means that they were the mark and shouldn’t have trusted the con artist, Donald Trump. He still committed a crime.

Kevin Allen

There must be a way
to make the A’s stay

The A’s must stay in Oakland.

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This situation is a failure of leadership and vision and tarnishes the legacy of everyone involved with the organization since its arrival in 1968.

There must be a way for private and public interests to join together and create a new and everlasting home for the A’s in Oakland, where they belong. Look across the Bay and see the joy, vitality and prosperity that comes with a waterfront ballpark.

All sides must immediately convene and apply extraordinary time, commitment and energy to repair the breach with fans and launch the next chapter of A’s baseball that fans, the city and the team deserve.

Gary Pitzer