Regarding Dr. Jim Gates, Jeff Smith looked at the license database and didn’t see Dr. Gates’ name. That is because he is retired.

I don’t have the Aug. 4 paper to see if he used present tense instead of past tense, but Jeff attacks Dr. Gates stating it is a character flaw.

I think it is sad that Jeff didn’t contact Dr. Gates to ask why he stated he was licensed.  Dr. Gates has moved off the Hill now and people with Jeff’s attitude will discourage him and others from returning to live here.

People need to inquire or talk to the person when they have a question instead of blasting them in the newspaper or social media.

Merrie VonSeggern, Idyllwild