I want to thank Mr. Tom McDonald for all he has done to make sure the local news that is published in the Optic was there to benefit the community and local area. It is important to make sure the local media is truthful in its reporting, no matter who is affected. Mr. McDonald ran the Optic as it should be run. No bias and only positive criticism when needed.
I thank you for your honesty and not backing down to the local political power brokers. I wish you the best in your next endeavor.
I hope your replacement continues to run the Optic as you have — not taking sides and reporting the facts as they are presented.
Chula Vista, Calif.