By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
THANKS, AND COME HOME SAFE
I recently discovered OC Weekly online, and I wanted to let you know I love it. I am in Iraq, have been in the Army for five years and miss Orange County very much. I love getting updates on my home county. My favorite articles are on that asshole of a sheriff we had (I always knew there was something creepy about him from his pics on ocsd.org), ¡Ask a Mexican! and the columns on food places. Please let Gustavo know that he is my favorite.
Dave Segal is an embarrassment to your magazine. Why do you have someone on staff who is admittedly writing mediocre articles? His recent review of Sleepless Me [Locals Only, Feb. 8] is probably one of the worst musical reviews I've ever seen. I don't think he even listened to this band before writing his sad attempt at a review. What a disappointing, run-of-the-mill writer.
THE HORROR, THE HORROR
I'm sorry, but OC Weekly's horoscopes suck. Everyone knows horoscopes are just a bunch of bullshit anyway, but we still enjoy reading them in hopes that it might give us a little inspiration. I'm sorry, but there's nothing inspiring about "retro Mercury turning direct in forward-thinking Aquarius." What the F does that even mean? Or how about "amenable Venus ruler leaves the tried-and-true pecking order governed by earthly Capricorn for the lofty, egalitarian principles of Aquarius." Give me an F'ing break. Nobody cares. Just tell me if I'm going to meet some hot dude who's great in the sack. I mean, that's the important stuff, right? Rockie Horoscope has gotta go. Trade it in for something with less substance.
WHOLE LOTTA HAIDL
The following letter was sent in response to R. Scott Moxley's Haidl Gang Rape Archives.
When I worked as a correctional counselor with the California Department of Corrections prior to my retirement, one of my colleagues was chosen to write the court-ordered diagnostic referral on Greg Haidl. He found him to be defiant, not remorseful, and arrogant. As such, he recommended prison, which, thankfully, Haidl received. In fact, that whole circle including the "victim" were lowlifes. As fate would have it, Sheriff Mike Corona and his politically appointed "crew" have been dismantled. OC is far better without any of them.