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Belongs In The Senior Lounge

Re Moss Gropen’s article on wandering oils (“The Case of the Wandering Oils,” “City Lights,” May 5). Where the painting of senior citizens belongs is in the senior lounge in the park.

Saul Harmon Gritz
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What Is This About?

Re “Barrio Fabulous?” by Walter Mencken, published May 5 (“SD on the QT”). Is there more to the story? Or what is this about? I don’t get it. Is he an official designer of the cartel?

Ana Gomez
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“SD on the QT” is the Reader’s “almost factual news feature. — Editor

The Restaurant Is Closed

Ed Bedford’s article about Côté Sud Bistro was interesting (“Tin Fork,” May 5).  You might want to inform your readers that the restaurant closed about two weeks ago.

David Cohen
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Put Them In A Pen

That “Roam-O-Rama” by Jerry Schad on page 59 (May 5) about Chiquito Basin. That was not a very intelligent idea to give us this as a hike. The papers have recently, within six months, reported on a mountain lion that was born up in Orange County, traveled all the way down to Oceanside, then wound up in East County, and he killed all the sheep over there. What would have happened if he met one of us? Jerry Schad is telling us to take this hike where they’re born and they breed in Orange County. It says here Chiquito Basin. I mean, you’ve got to be a pretty foolish person to go up there even with your friends. They’re born and breed up there, and they shouldn’t be in Orange County or San Diego County, in my opinion. They should all be rounded up and maybe put in pens. You’ve got to be an idiot to take this hike.

Paul Lang
San Carlos

Palin Instead Of A Monkey?

Loved your article “The Fall of Western Civilization” (Cover Story, April 28) but don’t understand why you used Sarah Palin on the cover instead of a monkey or wild animal to represent stupidity.

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One Of The Biggest Lies

Enjoyed the article “The Fall of Western Civilization” (Cover Story, April 28). Many of these groups are around town but much less formally. I take offense to the highlighted quote on page 28, one of the biggest lies/deceits of the 20th Century: “You can have tyranny on the left or the right. You can have Stalin or Hitler.” Both Stalin and Hitler are on the left. Both are/were socialists competing in the same arena, one called Nazi, the other communist. Both led to death/prisons on a massive scale. Look it up yourself.

Name Withheld By Request
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Nervous About Smart Meters

I hope you write more articles about the smart meters (“Smart Meter? Her Heart’s Not in It,” “City Lights,” April 28). I’m really nervous about this because my apartment sits above 21 meters, and it’s very distressing to me. I do know from Toys R Us that baby monitors have very low power, and they can go only 400 feet — that’s their range. Smart meters must go many, many miles. They must have extraordinary power and use a lot of energy. I’m just worried about that. I hope you do more articles on it.

Name Withheld
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1300 Trees

We want to thank you for your article about our demonstration against the project to build a plaza and commercial space here in Tijuana, B.C., where the Benito Juárez Park lies (“Yonder Lies It,” April 28). This park has a large green space that holds about 1300 trees that the project threatens to cut down to build the plaza instead.  We are pleased to invite you and the readers of this letter to our next demonstration that will be held on Wednesday, May 18, starting at 9:00 a.m., at the doorsteps of our city hall.

Arnoldo Torres Sanchez
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Thanks To Joe

Writer has a real major question. Does the Reader pay this “T.G.I.F.” columnist Brizz fellow for “blah” about his daily experiences? What the deuce does he get? The difficulty is, most of us here maybe could not give a hoot what and how he spends his daily life. And he gets a paycheck? How lucky can you get? Too, most writers don’t all too often fob off wearisome, odd, retouched photos of themselves on us, the Reader’s readers. With thanks to Joe Browan for literary inspiration (Letters, April 28).


My Life, Your Life

Hell, I assure you my life is far less interesting than yours (“Who Cares? We Don’t,” Letters, April 28, re “Diary of a Diva”). I live vicariously through your trips to the grocery store, wine tastings, and early bedtimes!

Emily Walker
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The Ordinary’s Extraordinary

I, too, found it interesting that he read you enough to know topics, etc. (“Who Cares? We Don’t,” Letters, April 28, re “Diary of a Diva”). That is the beauty of your writing. You can make a trip to a museum an adventure or break our hearts as you go through the process of selling your home. If he does not get that, it is completely his loss.

Kim Fritz
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Think About The Pith

I read your column every week (“Who Cares? We Don’t,” Letters, April 28, re “Diary of a Diva”). It’s witty and pithy and full of a life experience that is completely unlike mine. Not better or worse, just totally different and interesting. You always leave me with something to think about.

Laurie Miles
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Dadadada In 1970

This is a request for you to follow up on Jay Allen Sanford’s article in “Blurt” on April 21 (“Stadium Doo Dads”). Anybody who’s older than 45 and ever went to a minor league or major league game in the early to mid-1970s knows that the Charger musician is full of it. Because sitting in a Tucson Toros Minor League Baseball game in the early to mid-’70s, well before his 1978 claim of writing it for the Chargers, all of us remember the stadium organist going dadadaaadada. We all yelled “Charge.” So that wasn’t something that was created for the Chargers in 1978. It had been used probably throughout the country by organists in all kinds of various stadiums in minor and major league play well before 1978, because I never went to any sporting events after the early to mid-’70s. So, someone needs to look into this guy’s charges, because it doesn’t all revolve around the Chargers, and it’s not correct.

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