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Albany Patch Seeks Your Letters to the Editor

We will publish views from the public regularly.

Since Patch launched in June 2010, I've been excited to see the amount of participation from the community. Folks share photographs, write guest columns and create announcements and events. People post comments nearly every day, both here and on the Albany Patch Facebook page. I've also heard directly from many of you, with suggestions and feedback about our stories. 

There's another way you can get involved, though it may not immediately be apparent from the layout of the site. So I wanted to take a moment to extend an invitation to every member of the community to write letters to the editor about issues of concern.

I am more than happy to publish these letters regularly. Letters should be no more than 300 words. If you'd like to write longer "guest columns," please send those along as well, to albany@patch.com.

All submissions should include your full name, address and telephone number for verification purposes. Send them to me at albany@patch.com with the subject line "letter to the editor" or "guest column." You can include relevant photographs with your message if you're so inclined, but that's completely optional.

The more Albany Patch serves as a space for community dialogue, the more useful the site will be. So next time something bothers you, or moves you, about how things work in Albany, consider taking a moment to send a letter to Patch. Chances are, you're not the only one who's noticed. 

cricketdeetz October 28, 2012 at 04:28 PM
I am reaching out to the Albany and El Cerrito residents to assist me in locating an elderly couple that own a rather large bulldog. I am reaching out because on friday night at around 10:30pm the couple were walking their dog along the el cerrito plaza parking lot and when they crossed paths with my 17 year old son and his friend. Then their dog attacked my son. The attack was unprovoked. The dog owners left my son bleeding and injured when his friend called 911 for emergency medical help. They had no regard for the victim of their dog. The couple most likely live in the AlbanyHill area / El Cerrito / Pacific East Mall area as that is the direction the headed. They are an older couple (50s-60s), the woman is heavy set with short pink hair, the man is stocky. The dog is a large (nearly 100lbs) tan bull dog with white under belly and paws. We would like to find the couple so that the dog can be dealt with by animal control. The couple were in the middle of warning my son to be careful because as they said "the dog bites" when the dog attacked. The dog should have been muzzeled. I would hate for any one else or their children to be the victim of this dog, a smaller child could easily be mortally injured. Please contact either the El Cerrito police department or the Contra Costa Animal control at 925-335-8300 if you know this couple, where they live or where the dog can be found.

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