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
‘It’s Not an Exaggeration to Say That Without You, Mike Carona Would Still be Sheriff. God, He Must Hate You’
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BABY GOT BACK
Another well-done, informative article by R. Scott Moxley [“Cry-Baby,” Jan. 23]. You cut through the Mike Carona B.S. better than anyone else in the media. The sleeper-guy juror part is priceless!
A. Dawson, Newport Beach, via ocweekly.com
Shame on Carona’s attorneys for confusing and obstructing the jury to benefit a corrupt former sheriff who failed every Orange County child, adult and family.
After watching Carona—a laughing, smiling felon who violated the oath of office as an elected public official—and listening to the arrogance of his attorneys, Jeff Rawitz and Brian Sun, it is difficult to open the newspaper.
Those guys should start saying their prayers daily in the hopes that Carona does not continue to destroy the trust of others, while placing unsuspecting individuals at serious risk of danger because of his corruption and dishonesty. After all, how many former sheriffs hang out with known professional criminals? Criminals that were given badges by Carona, free and clear? Rawitz and Sun’s generous donation of a $2 million defense to Carona, who collects approximately $200,000 per year in pension money from the citizens of Orange County, will most likely prove to be their best marketing tool. Enjoy representing the criminals and the slime of the earth. You are a disgrace to the integrity of the legal profession.
Disgusted, Los Angeles, via ocweekly.com
For those of us who have followed Moxley’s coverage from the beginning, it’s not an exaggeration to say that without you, Mike Carona would still be sheriff. God, he must hate you.
DS, Laguna Beach, via ocweekly.com
MORE COOKIN’, LESS WAITIN’
I agree with Edwin Goei’s review [of Andrea] 110 percent [“Color Me Beige,” Jan. 23]. I was greatly looking forward to the experience, as my expectations have been building since the Resort at Pelican Hill opened. Like many places, though, I feel you are paying for the environment you are dining in rather then the quality of the food. The environment is to die for, and the staff is amazing and friendly, but when it comes to the actual meat of it, it seems as if they are almost trying too hard to wow me, instead of just letting the quality speak for itself. Rightfully so, as I feel they are overcompensating for something.
Greg, Newport Beach, via ocweekly.com
“Their dishwasher is one unlucky son of a bitch.” “My bouche was more confused than amused.” “The turbot was as dense as a Real Housewife and just as dull.”
. . . Aaand this is why I read you. Great review.
Melissa, Tustin, via ocweekly.com
I’ve been to Andrea once to impress my girlfriend, and it was the best money I spent (even though it was a little pricey). The service was great, and the food was good—simple and not fussy.
Loused, Newport Beach, via ocweekly.com
I have to say this was the best and funniest writing I have ever read [Hey, You! “It’s Whiteytown,” Jan. 23]. Thank God for little girls who have the courage to say the things the rest of us can only think. If I had the courage this 16-year-old has, I would wear my own shirt that depicts Barack Obama wearing a monkey mask.
Yes, we live in our Orange County security blanket for a reason, and if you don’t want to hear the opinions of Huntington Beach’s pit-bull-havin’, wallet-chain-hanging, pickup-truck-driving residents, than I suggest you mind your own business. Maybe next time you will think twice when you try to talk to a 16-year-old in a parking lot, perv!
Karl Marx, via e-mail
H.B. is Orange County’s own private “Alabama.” What a shithole.
Ack!, Anaheim, via ocweekly.com
SOUNDING OFF ON SOUND GUY
You have made a very good point [Albert Ching’s Sound Guy, “Same Difference,” Jan. 23], but Orange County does produce a lot of great rock music. It’s not all indie rock at the OC Music Awards showcases. Last week was more diverse, with Faded Paper Figures (electronic indie pop), Oliver Jane (folk), Matt Kollar and the Angry Mob (folk), and the Vessel Tongue (more grunge-sounding).
Ashley Eliot, via ocweekly.com
As the board meetings deteriorate into total bedlam and rumors of pay cuts fly, the teachers of Capistrano Unified School District continue to pursue “Excellence in Education” by giving their best to their students every day [Spencer Kornhaber’s “Political Animals,” Jan. 23]. Too bad the competence, professionalism, dedication and dignity evident in the classrooms isn’t mirrored by the trustees and their tormentors.
OCteacher, via ocweekly.com
Superintendent A. Woodrow Carter is definitely pro-union. We had a budget-deficit town-hall meeting at our school, and his first suggestion was that we contact the governor. What’s that supposed to do? Why don’t we contact the Assembly politicians who support the union dons who prevent the removal of the worst teachers and cause the best teachers to be let go?
Ima Kanaka, Aliso Viejo, via ocweekly.com