Salvador sings of love to Jazmin.
I’m glad to see Ed Bedford’s disclaimer of the “Newsolini” reference. I love the OB Pier, and the Cafe has a special place in my heart, so I read the review in the July 16th issue. I was surprised by the term Newsolini. I thought: OMG, it’s really happening. Even the food reviewer is blasting government for public health advice. So, I was happy to read that he didn’t use the word, and I suggest the editors stop putting words into other people’s mouths! That’s how fascism starts...
In the last decade, Chula Vista has been a homebuilder’s delight.
Photograph by Matthew Suárez
In “Here’s That Rainy Day” (Cover Stories, August 6), Thomas Larson stated, “[Carlsbad] Fourth in County population (112,000) behind San Diego (1.4 million), Chula Vista (272,000), and Oceanside (174,000)...” - oh? Is the Reader again snubbing inland San Diego County’s largest city, Escondido, with a population of over 152,000, which places it fourth in county population?
BTW: Kudos to Matthew Lickona for his sublime “Golden Dreams” contribution (July 29) “Maple Muse” and “Texting While La Mesa Burns: An Exchange Between Father and Son" During the May 30th Protest’s Violent Aftermath.” I honestly think his enormous talent has been wasted all these years at the Reader; our gain, world publishing’s loss. The beauty of his prose can bring joy to even a cynical New Yorker reader such as myself. Mr. Lickona’s ode to the maple he saved in his backyard brought a tear to my jaded eye. And the epigrams he placed at the article’s beginning were spot on in a world such as ours. Thank you, Matthew Lickona!
I just want to say Robert [Lerner’s] letter says there’s a classical music radio station in San Diego (“Classics in Plain Sight,” Letters, July 30). Bullshit. I grew up in the 1930s making crystal sets and making radios and in those days radio was something that was broadcast through the air. You received it on an aerial in a radio. It wasn’t some stupid fucking cable thing. So that guy, what he says there’s a radio station, he’s full of shit. There is no radio station playing classical music in San Diego that you could receive on a radio through an aerial that comes to the receiver through the air. If there’s some damn thing on the Internet or on cable or something that is not radio. Radio is broadcast through the air. I don’t know what they call that other shit, podcasts or something, but it is not radio.
Gobernador: more expensive at $2.70, but worth it.
This is in reference to the Volume 45, Number 32, August 6 2020 (“Tacos Lily: good enough for Anthony Bourdain!” Tin Fork). Dr. Vince Medici of MediciMedicine.com has good info in reference to politicians and collaborators handling pandemic and immunity. I would not eat shellfish nor scavenger meat for zinc or any vitamin. Seems political agenda using Covid-19 for lockdown is an excuse. Many reject or ignore moral insight thanks to liberal legislation and media.
“Why is it that Orange County fairgrounds, which doesn’t have a racetrack, has $53 million in reserves and we are $96 million in debt?"
Gunning for Del Mar
Just a quick thought, if the Del Mar Fairgrounds is $96 million in the hole, maybe they shouldn’t be trying to kick out the Cross Roads of the West gun show (“Fixx Solutions housing not going in at Del Mar Fairgrounds,” Neighborhood News, July 28). I don’t know how much revenue those shows bring in, but it seems pretty stupid to reject income from a perfectly legal and popular source.
I am one of the many local residents who are up in arms at the Del Mar Fair Board consideration of putting up to 1,500 homeless “cottages” on Fair property. This is an irresponsible proposal that would irreparably damage our wonderful community. That said, the personal attacks on Fair Board member Lisa Barkett in your article were inappropriate and unnecessary. She has been responsive to my inquiries, and I believe is acting in what she views as the best interest of the Fair and the community. This topic needs to be debated on its merits, not by attacking those involved. Once our leaders and our citizens understand what is being proposed, they will reject this absurd idea. Let’s hope they do so for the right reasons.
- Tim Haidinger
- North County
Family releasing a feral
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