Questions and suggestions

Basic Questions While the article “NightmAirbnb” does a good job painting a poor-me narrative of retired school teacher Rachel Smith being picked on by the big bad government, it lacks real transparency. Rachel listed her ...

Hating San Diego (or not), and more letters on pit bulls

Merciless Sun After a few words of “Is There Anything to Hate about San Diego?," my blood pressure went up. The perfect city? Like Julie, I'm a person who calls Chicago her home, and I’d ...

For the love of dog

The Author Responds Thank you everyone, angry, agreeing, or otherwise, for this incredible response to the April 23 cover story, “You Love Me Now, but Will You When I’m Four?” I have learned a lot. ...

Beginning of the backlash

Short on Water, Long on Houses Neal Obermeyer had a cartoon in your April 9 issue that asked, “Which is the biggest threat to California water conservation?” He should have had another box labeled Excessive ...

What's in the in-box

RIYL Great selection for last week’s Rhyme and Verse, Rudyard Kipling’s “If” (April 16). Because of San Diego’s military presence, I strongly recommend one of his other poems, “The Thousandth Man.” I did not know ...

"This is a newspaper, not a low-level grammar class."

New Respect The article about San Diego lobster fisherman by Siobhan Braun (“99% of What We Catch We Throw Back”), was enjoyed by everyone at our house. The author gave a fascinating insight into the ...

"This is the second time I've had to call you people."

Return of the Preventative Police

Dangerous Situation I have a concern about your April 2 cover photo. You might notify your grinning, overfed cover dude, along with the staging photographers, that bicycle-riding on a walkway is unlawful. Two-hundred pounds of ...

That includes you, Reader!

Mellon’s Hand The article (News Ticker: “Blame Reagan, Bush Jr, Obama…and Andrew Mellon”) said that “Laffer lauds tax policies of Andrew T. Mellon,” but did not specify Mellon’s hand in transforming a voluntary excise on ...

Feedback potpourri

Already Frightening One Paseo has been bitterly opposed by many in Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and Solana Beach for a few years. While a small amount of funding and support has come from Donahue Schreiber, ...

What do you say?

Serendipitous I just finished reading Tam Hoang’s article on his experience of growing up American while being Vietnamese. What an interesting perspective — great descriptions of his feelings and the contradictions he faced in trying ...

Cosplay Curious

Chatter Box edition

Voicemails received at the Letters to the Editor extension. To leave your own audio letter, call 619-235-3000, x460.


Voice mail to the editor concerning Shadow Mountain Church in Hillcrest.


Audio version of letter to the editor, "Oxymoronic," by Saul Harmon Gritz

In Response

Jackass Journalism

Letter to the editor voicemails received at the San Diego Reader.

Letters to the Editor premiere audio episode!

Voicemails received between March 26 and April 1, 2014. To leave your own voicemail about the Reader, call 619-235-3000, x460.

COPS Training video

This video explains the Snapshot Protocol, a procedure which can be deployed in any CA county and in many states. This seminar was conducted in San Diego on Oct 12, 2014 in preparation for the November 2014 election cycle.

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