Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Letters

Pointless Labor

With regard to your April 14 edition and Don Bauder’s article on redevelopment funds for all the churches in the poorer neighborhoods (“They Prey, We Pray,” “City Lights”), what difference does it make? On page 3, under “Stringers,” there’s an article called “When Will This End?!” and it talks about a Christian declaring the end of the universe on May 21.

Ted Rodosovich
University City

Pray For Sanity

Once again, Don Bauder highlights the vulturelike tactics of our City officials in the April 14 article “They Prey, We Pray” (“City Lights”). Jerry Brown has the Republican good old boys scrambling by eliminating the misdirected development money. Where will they find welfare funds for their future projects?

Their last venture was the $185 million downtown library. This library will serve less than 3 percent of the San Diego population, while the neighborhood libraries will be reducing their hours of operation to two days per week for the remaining 97 percent. Also note that $20 million was funded by the San Diego school district when there already is a high school that serves the downtown area — San Diego High.

At this time, the $185 million downtown library is still underfunded by the original $30 million. How will the San Diego school district come up with $20 million when it’s currently preparing to lay off teachers and shut down existing schools? At this time, the library is likely underfunded by $50 million or more.

Jerry Brown is correct to stop the abuse of redevelopment funds based upon San Diego politics. While you are praying, please think about Jerry Sanders and the rest of the people who supported the downtown library and reflect on these thoughts the next time you vote.

Ronald Harris
via email

Our Organ, Rain Or Shine

Thank you, Garrett Harris, for the great story regarding the Spreckels Pipe Organ in San Diego’s Balboa Park (“Immortal Beauty,”). However, you have several facts wrong. Sunday 2:00 p.m. concerts are held 52 weeks per year, rain or shine, and have been for almost 100 years. The concert series starting June 20 is the Spreckels Organ Society’s summer festival, where the best organists in the world appear. The opening concert will be June 20, 7:30 p.m., when civic organist Dr. Carol Williams plays with bagpipers, trumpeters, and a children’s choir. They will run every Monday evening through August 29. Check out the full schedule at sosorgan.org for more information. As usual, all concerts are free.

Ralph Fear
via email

Come Back Next Week

Oh, no! I’m at Elijah’s Deli after seeing Jane Eyre with friends, I grab my Reader, telling them how I turn to John Brizzolara’s column first, and — where is it? Sure, I’ll read the other pieces and enjoy them, but I hope you’ll be back next week, J.B.

Julie Randolph
via email

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Ellen Sturgis Hooper: cited as the most gifted of the Transcendentalist Movement

Ralph Waldo Emerson often commissioned her to write verse for The Dial
Next Article

Henry Silva’s golden years

“Would you buy a used car from this son-of-a-gun?”

Pointless Labor

With regard to your April 14 edition and Don Bauder’s article on redevelopment funds for all the churches in the poorer neighborhoods (“They Prey, We Pray,” “City Lights”), what difference does it make? On page 3, under “Stringers,” there’s an article called “When Will This End?!” and it talks about a Christian declaring the end of the universe on May 21.

Ted Rodosovich
University City

Pray For Sanity

Once again, Don Bauder highlights the vulturelike tactics of our City officials in the April 14 article “They Prey, We Pray” (“City Lights”). Jerry Brown has the Republican good old boys scrambling by eliminating the misdirected development money. Where will they find welfare funds for their future projects?

Their last venture was the $185 million downtown library. This library will serve less than 3 percent of the San Diego population, while the neighborhood libraries will be reducing their hours of operation to two days per week for the remaining 97 percent. Also note that $20 million was funded by the San Diego school district when there already is a high school that serves the downtown area — San Diego High.

At this time, the $185 million downtown library is still underfunded by the original $30 million. How will the San Diego school district come up with $20 million when it’s currently preparing to lay off teachers and shut down existing schools? At this time, the library is likely underfunded by $50 million or more.

Jerry Brown is correct to stop the abuse of redevelopment funds based upon San Diego politics. While you are praying, please think about Jerry Sanders and the rest of the people who supported the downtown library and reflect on these thoughts the next time you vote.

Ronald Harris
via email

Our Organ, Rain Or Shine

Thank you, Garrett Harris, for the great story regarding the Spreckels Pipe Organ in San Diego’s Balboa Park (“Immortal Beauty,”). However, you have several facts wrong. Sunday 2:00 p.m. concerts are held 52 weeks per year, rain or shine, and have been for almost 100 years. The concert series starting June 20 is the Spreckels Organ Society’s summer festival, where the best organists in the world appear. The opening concert will be June 20, 7:30 p.m., when civic organist Dr. Carol Williams plays with bagpipers, trumpeters, and a children’s choir. They will run every Monday evening through August 29. Check out the full schedule at sosorgan.org for more information. As usual, all concerts are free.

Ralph Fear
via email

Come Back Next Week

Oh, no! I’m at Elijah’s Deli after seeing Jane Eyre with friends, I grab my Reader, telling them how I turn to John Brizzolara’s column first, and — where is it? Sure, I’ll read the other pieces and enjoy them, but I hope you’ll be back next week, J.B.

Julie Randolph
via email

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

The Golf Bar: Bratwurst and ball whacking

“This is the first golf bar in San Diego.”
Next Article

San Diego watersheds trashed by street sweeping negligence

"Many routes with high debris are designated as low priority," audit finds
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close