There are those who accuse the publisher of The Independent of controlling what is printed in the newspaper.

That charge is untrue. The editor determines what goes into a story and what stories appear with the goal of making room for all views. For example, very few newspapers print letters that continually criticize their publishers. Something The Independent does.

We will continue to focus on local news and issues in an effort to retain and advance the quality of life in the Tri-Valley.