By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
By Charles Lam
Journey from the Fall is not just a dreamt-up story; this film depicts the actual experiences of millions of Vietnamese refugees. The comment on the film is an insult to the true hardships our people have had to endure, and it must not be taken lightly.
While I understand that movie reviews reflect opinions, the evidence reviewers use when explaining their opinions to readers must be accurate. Foundas' use of the term "phony" to describe Journey from the Fall is unimaginably hurtful to the Vietnamese American community. He wrote it was akin to "movie-of-the-week inspirationalism" without an understanding of the undeniably dramatic and emotional tone of the situation. I guess I do not necessarily expect Foundas to reflect Vietnamese perspectives, but I do expect OC Weekly to understand the communities it serves.
This next letter is in regards to Stan Brin's June 8, 2006, story, "Ticket Wizard," which revealed that an OC company now handles parking tickets—making both justice and the law disappear.
I am so disgusted by this article because it happens to people from all over. I am sickened by the fact there is NO justice for those of us who are completely in the right. I myself just yesterday received a Notice of Delinquent Parking violation for a ticket I NEVER received. I am livid! How can these people make up tickets? Where is the justice for those people victimized by these mindless leeches?
ASSUME THE (STAFF) POSITION
OC Weekly is searching for just the right combination of journalistic talent, dogged determination and borderline insanity to fill a staff-writer position. Send a cover letter, résumé and your five best writing samples to Ted B. Kissell, editor, OC Weekly, 1666 N. Main St., Ste. 500, Santa Ana, CA 92701. No phone calls, please.
JOIN THE WEEKLY CREW
OC Weekly also has a few part-time positions open. We're looking for a couple of freelance writers: one who is knowledgeable about visual art and can describe it for readers in a way that is understandable, entertaining and unpretentious; and another who has a passion for good food, good writing and has more than a passing acquaintance with the Orange County food scene.
Arts and food writer candidates should send a cover letter, résumé and writing samples to Ted B. Kissell, editor, OC Weekly, 1666 N. Main St., Ste. 500, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Again, no phone calls.
We are also looking for a dependable, experienced proofreader for part-time, weekend proofing. A rigorous test covering spelling, grammar, word usage, punctuation and style will be given to qualified candidates. Potential proofreaders should contact Erich Burnett at Village Voice Media, 1468 W. Ninth St., Ste. 805, Cleveland, OH 44113. E-mail Erich.Burnett@VillageVoiceMedia.com. Look, we said no phone calls, okay? Geez.