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This week's batch of letters to the editor

Send us commentary on the contents of the Reader. Letters are published in our weekly print edition as well as on this website. You can address them to Letters, 2323 Broadway #200, San Diego, CA 92102, phone them in at 619-235-3000 x460, or submit them here.
Send us commentary on the contents of the Reader. Letters are published in our weekly print edition as well as on this website. You can address them to Letters, 2323 Broadway #200, San Diego, CA 92102, phone them in at 619-235-3000 x460, or submit them here.

No Pier to Surf

While George Freeth may have coached Duke Kahanamoku while in San Diego in 1916, it is very doubtful “Kahanamouku surfed the O.B. Pier,” according to John Elwell. There was no pier in Ocean Beach in 1916. There was a bridge from the foot of Bacon Street in Ocean Beach to Mission Beach, but the surf probably never reached this bridge.

  • Scott Mac Laggan
  • Point Loma

Climate Change Omission

Past Event

People's Climate March

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego
  • Free

I’m reading the new issue of the Reader (April 27) and I see that you have omitted the People’s Climate March on Saturday, April 29, from your event listings. I find that kind of strange. I know it’s been well-publicized, and I would think a publication that has so many interests could at least consider something about our climate and the health of the planet.

  • Maggie Mason
  • via voicemail

Due to space limitations in print, we cannot include all the events we have on file. Please go to sdreader.com/events for the full calendar. — Editor

A Lowrider Is Not a Hot Rod, John

I’m responding to the letter writer named John (“It’s a Hot Rod. Get Over It,” April 27). John states, “A hot rod covers a lot of different types of vehicles,” which includes a lowrider. He’s wrong.

As far as a hot rod is concerned, it is modified for power and speed whereas a lowrider has no consideration for power or speed. So, by definition, a lowrider is not a hot rod, as John states.

Perhaps there should be a lowrider category at car shows, if for no other reason than to educate people like John.

  • Kevin
  • City Heights

Not Being Held Accountable

You did a story on Jacob Cooper being arraigned on Wednesday (“KOGO Radio Financial Stock Tout Arrested in Utah”) for defrauding a bunch of us. I’m one of the people he defrauded in the Total Wealth Management scam.

I’m just wondering why Brittany Fowler, who now touts herself as a motivational speaker at BrittanyDelivers.com, isn’t being held accountable for anything. She was Jacob’s right hand, running all the administration of the offices and everything that was going on. I’m not finding her anywhere being held accountable for the lies, and the deceit, and the cover-ups that she was administrating.

  • Name withheld
  • via voicemail
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Send us commentary on the contents of the Reader. Letters are published in our weekly print edition as well as on this website. You can address them to Letters, 2323 Broadway #200, San Diego, CA 92102, phone them in at 619-235-3000 x460, or submit them here.
Send us commentary on the contents of the Reader. Letters are published in our weekly print edition as well as on this website. You can address them to Letters, 2323 Broadway #200, San Diego, CA 92102, phone them in at 619-235-3000 x460, or submit them here.

No Pier to Surf

While George Freeth may have coached Duke Kahanamoku while in San Diego in 1916, it is very doubtful “Kahanamouku surfed the O.B. Pier,” according to John Elwell. There was no pier in Ocean Beach in 1916. There was a bridge from the foot of Bacon Street in Ocean Beach to Mission Beach, but the surf probably never reached this bridge.

  • Scott Mac Laggan
  • Point Loma

Climate Change Omission

Past Event

People's Climate March

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego
  • Free

I’m reading the new issue of the Reader (April 27) and I see that you have omitted the People’s Climate March on Saturday, April 29, from your event listings. I find that kind of strange. I know it’s been well-publicized, and I would think a publication that has so many interests could at least consider something about our climate and the health of the planet.

  • Maggie Mason
  • via voicemail

Due to space limitations in print, we cannot include all the events we have on file. Please go to sdreader.com/events for the full calendar. — Editor

A Lowrider Is Not a Hot Rod, John

I’m responding to the letter writer named John (“It’s a Hot Rod. Get Over It,” April 27). John states, “A hot rod covers a lot of different types of vehicles,” which includes a lowrider. He’s wrong.

As far as a hot rod is concerned, it is modified for power and speed whereas a lowrider has no consideration for power or speed. So, by definition, a lowrider is not a hot rod, as John states.

Perhaps there should be a lowrider category at car shows, if for no other reason than to educate people like John.

  • Kevin
  • City Heights

Not Being Held Accountable

You did a story on Jacob Cooper being arraigned on Wednesday (“KOGO Radio Financial Stock Tout Arrested in Utah”) for defrauding a bunch of us. I’m one of the people he defrauded in the Total Wealth Management scam.

I’m just wondering why Brittany Fowler, who now touts herself as a motivational speaker at BrittanyDelivers.com, isn’t being held accountable for anything. She was Jacob’s right hand, running all the administration of the offices and everything that was going on. I’m not finding her anywhere being held accountable for the lies, and the deceit, and the cover-ups that she was administrating.

  • Name withheld
  • via voicemail
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