I know, that’s not how it is, right? You’re right! Also, for you letter writers out there, what do you expect to get when you’re renting a spot that only runs you $700 a month next to Balboa Park? Do you expect to have a PGA executive golf course to be your outside window view? Oh yes, and maybe keep your window open hoping Tiger has a bad tee off and hits one of his balls in your window — maybe you can sell the ball and have rent paid for a few months. That would really help! Then you woke up! So sad.
We are really good friends with the San Diego Police Department here, and they stop by at least once a day to make sure everything is okay, and we work with them to always ensure safety for the whole area around the business. We try our best to make sure that nobody hangs out with any open containers anywhere near the business or any residences around the business and go the extra mile to make sure the law is being followed. We take extra time to walk customers home and deliver products to our neighbors who are handicapped or can’t walk to the store. Just too many things to list.
I have been working seven days a week for ten years. I pay 50 percent of my personal and business income to taxes. My business is always up to date on all licensing, and it’s a great thing. It’s always good to be friends with Uncle Sam!
Also, to the writers who think more people should have been interviewed, I couldn’t agree with you more. Then you would probably see how many people know us really well and would stand behind the business.
I would probably say on a scale of 0–100 percent that 5 percent of the people that know this business do not like it, and again, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
I am really disappointed with these publications, and so are many of our customers that live in the higher-end part of downtown/Banker’s Hill/Little Italy/Cortez Hill/ Hillcrest. Therefore, we will be submitting many letters written by all of our supporters, and I assure that they will easily deliver a knockout punch to the small number of these nonsupporters.
In order for the Reader to remain relevant, it has to keep on top of the local music scene. Judging from your recent mistakes, it seems like you guys might as well hang it up.
First you have an article on the Howls and you run a photo of the Howlers (“Blurt,” July 23). Give me a goddamn break. Can you not tell the difference between these two completely different-sounding bands? Is it that their names are similar and they are both from North County means it’s close enough to confuse the two?
And then you have the breakup of the Hostile Comb-Over (“Blurt,” August 6). That’s not much of a story to begin with, but the writer doesn’t even bother to report that the real reason for the breakup is because Ben Johnson is in another touring band — the Long and the Short of It — and can’t be in both.
This is weak, guys.
What happened to the “Reader Pop Quiz”? I opened up this week’s Reader after missing the past two, and there isn’t even mention of the “Pop Quiz”! What happened? That was one of my favorite parts of the Reader! I hope you bring it back. At least explain why you cut it from the lineup.
I was curious as to why the “Pop Quiz” was canceled. I am more puzzled by the fact that the winners of that last “Pop Quiz” were never revealed! (I’m assuming they were never paid, either.) In any event, is there a possibility that we may get a chance to see who actually won?
The final “Pop Quiz” ran July 30. Winners are listed in this week’s paper. We eliminated “Pop Quiz” to make room for the introduction of new features. — Editor
Special Needs Nation
I was shocked to see you allowed a comment on your website from someone named PistolPete who wrote that he doesn’t want to see America become like the retarded kid down the block.
As the mom of a child with special needs, I was shocked not only by this comment but by the fact that you allowed it. Why is it that comments like this go undetected? Is it because you think that people living with special needs wouldn’t get it or be able to read it anyway? Shouldn’t their feelings come into account?
I wrote a response and asked PistolPete if he classifies each neighbor or only the “retarded ones,” and I used words like “kike,” “spic,” and the N-word. Funny that your auto censor told me to watch my language regarding the N-word. I can only hope that you teach the auto censor that demeaning language like the word “retard” should go the same way as the N-word and not be permitted.
Missed The Target
I’ve been reading your movie reviews for years. I strongly suggest you find another reviewer. Duncan Shepherd misses the mark always. He doesn’t understand the movies’ target audience. This time it’s The Hangover, which is the best movie I’ve seen in years. He gave it a dog. The other one was Funny People, almost a perfect movie he gave one star to. He reviews for what he likes. Nobody cares what he likes. You need to review for the target audience.
Local Eats Revealed
Thanks for breaking down the restaurant listings by neighborhood rather than by general area! Now it’s easier to find places close to home or work.
Give Puzzlers A Chance
I agree with the comments I’ve seen that the new policy of publishing only the first 100 correct puzzlers is totally unfair. Many of us do not get our Readers until the afternoon. Others have real jobs and cannot waste time during the day doing crosswords.
Maybe you could take the first 50 Thursday and then the first 50 in the fax machine Friday morning. (Those sent after close of business Thursday.)
At least that would give some of us a chance.