Jesus paid the penalty for everyone’s sins while He suffered on the cross. Jesus was resurrected from the dead, and He provides eternal life to everyone who believes in Him. Jesus is the eternal Son of God, the only one of His kind. Believe in the Lord Jesus and eternal life is yours.

John Pertle
Santee

Not Blurbalicious

I’ve got to say, you guys ruined this paper. You know, you’ve lost touch with the local scene here, totally. Your restaurant reviews are not very up on the latest thing, plus they’re very elitist. There’s a lot of expensive restaurants in there that a lot of people can’t necessarily afford today. You have one little blurb about a national event that’s taking place this weekend, which is the historic vintage car races at North Island. That is not just a little blurb like you have in this issue, it’s a major thing that is national and gets national recognition in the automotive field. You missed the boat on that. Not only did you miss the boat on that, but you also missed the boat on the Adams Avenue music festival this weekend. You’ve got one little blurb in there about it — one little blurb — and that’s the biggest free music festival we have in this city. It’s a two-day event, it’s got six stages, and that’s what OB is trying to be at $30 a pop, and this one’s free. So you guys are missing it.

Randy Epstein
via voice mail

We’re Just Perfect

It’s long overdue that I say thank you to the Reader for 30-plus years of provocative dialog. That’s how long it’s been an essential weekly acquisition in my life. I love, love, love the talent of John Brizzolara, Barbarella, Anne Albright, Abe Opincar, Matthew Alice, the late Eleanor Widmer, as well as the renowned creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening. I still have a file folder of all the Life in Hells that I clipped from the Reader in the ’80s, among other things. (Binky’s dream house with moat and helipad — classic!) A wealth of local talent emerges in the “Neighborhood Essays” to surprise.

So again, I give thanks and applause to the Reader for enriching my life as a steadfast source of information and entertainment and the watchdog of local government. Don’t change a thing.

Ava Bianca
via email

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