True North Tavern. Some fans who have jumped off the Chargers bandwagon may be angry at fans who stay loyal.
  • True North Tavern. Some fans who have jumped off the Chargers bandwagon may be angry at fans who stay loyal.
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The Chargers failed

Dryw Keltz’s cover story [“The (often moronic) emotions of NFL fans”] about whether former Chargers fans still root for the team was fair and balanced, but it lacked this one key talking point: that the Chargers are a failed franchise.

They have an overall losing record after nearly 60 seasons and have only been to the Super Bowl once. Which they lost.

  • [Name withheld, via voicemail]

Racist Latino Nazis in Barrio Logan

An editor for a Latin culture website described Niezgoda in the video, the “off-shoulder top,” “long, wand-waved locks,” and “toothy smile.”

An editor for a Latin culture website described Niezgoda in the video, the “off-shoulder top,” “long, wand-waved locks,” and “toothy smile.”

I am calling about the story “E-lynched in Barrio Logan” [City Lights]. I wasn’t aware that there were so many racist Latino Nazis in Barrio Logan.

I don’t think I’ll be visiting there anymore, and I’m wondering if that is the same group that didn’t vote for Donald Trump yet called him a racist. Hmm, a lot of reverse thinking going on down there in Barrio Logan. Very close-minded and very sick.

  • J.W. Hubbins
  • Point Loma

Scripps Ranch: safe, dull, and expensive

 "In the great Cedar Fire, none — repeat, none — of the eucalyptus trees torched."

"In the great Cedar Fire, none — repeat, none — of the eucalyptus trees torched."

Re: “Once upon a time: Scripps Ranch,” cover story.

I’m deeply hurt and surprised to see my neighborhood singled out for ridicule for the amusement of your readers. If Scripps Ranch is too boring, petty, quiet, and family-oriented for Mr. Gropen, he should visit a trendy neighborhood and write a positive, respectful article featuring his awesome hipster Utopia instead of cashing in his sarcasm and disdain by mocking our neighborhood to pay his bills.

  • Lisa
  • Scripps Ranch

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Re: “Once upon a time: Scripps Ranch,” cover story.

I lived in Scripps Ranch in 1973. The house was 50 to 60 years old at that time and five miles from any others. It sat on a hill surrounded by eucalyptus trees and was paradise.

The Scripps Ranch development only had a couple hundred homes then. The house I lived in didn’t have running water so at night my roommates and I would go to a park and fill up a water barrel.

I remember touring the Scripps home. But I believe the developers tore it down afterward.

  • Bill Neece
  • Carlsbad

The Reader is still funny

Amanda Plesa:  "I got pounded plenty of times.”

Amanda Plesa: "I got pounded plenty of times.”

Re: “Get barreled in Popotla,” Waterfront.

You people make me proud. Just when I thought your publication was losing its sense of humor, you jump out and prove me wrong.

The caption, printed under a photograph of the young, beautiful, and healthy surfing instructor Amanda Plesa simply stated “I got pounded plenty of times.”

Thank you, whoever was responsible, for evoking such an enjoyable vision in my mind.

  • Guy Blanchard
  • Clairemont

Not true!

There should be a correction issued. Mike Madriaga said that the place where they were giving the haircuts [“Mass grooming in National City,” Neighborhood News], 2525 Highland apartments, was senior-assisted living.

Not true! In fact they are clearing the seniors out of the place. They only need ten-percent seniors, even though they advertise to be “55+ independent living.” That’s misleading enough…but there’s been recent turmoil sparked here by striking rent increases on the premise that there’s going to be a beautiful renovation.

  • [Name withheld, via voicemail]

Stylists from many shops spent some time doing hairdos.

Stylists from many shops spent some time doing hairdos.

photo by Tony De La Rosa

Mike Madriaga responds:

Our source that worked closely with the Southern Highland facility was not able to respond to further inquiries. On both the Aging Care (agingcare.com/local/southern-highland-national-city-assisted-living-ca) and the caring.com (caring.com/local/independent-living-in-national-city-california/southern-highlands) websites, Southern Highland is listed and described as an assisted-living facility, also confirmed by our sources in the initial story.

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