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
Go and make up your own mind [Nick Schou’s “Don’t Start a Riot,” July 30].
Brandi Cruz, Long Beach, via ocweekly.com
I miss Bradley Nowell.
Clawy the lobster, via ocweekly.com
TO PROTECT AND COVER UP
There is at least one Scott McManus in nearly every police department [Nick Schou’s “Crash First, Ask Questions Later,” July 30]. Most are to a lesser degree, yet some are worse. We admittedly know that no profession polices itself. A responsible civilian review board is an important part of policing the police. Police legal defense and unions have done more damage to police departments and the community by protecting outlaw cops. Accountability and fairness must be restored in order to correct this problem.
Ol salty, Northern California, via ocweekly.com
CA SB 1070?
Gustavo, I don’t see how any of the shit I read in your column could inspire anyone, Mexican or white, to become better educated and self-improved [Gustavo Arellano’s ¡Ask a Mexican! July 30]. In fact, the more I look at the depraved conditions created or left behind by Mexicans—from the graffiti-laden walls (even on brand-new construction meant to improve an area) to the rats’-nest homes that Mexicans have turned OC houses into—the more I side with those who would do everything in their power to implement the same immigration law here that Arizona has. Your columns and article inspire not much more than a flea’s mentality, truly parasitic.
George D. Armstrong, Anaheim, via ocweekly.com
Roosterhead are an incredibly talented group of musicians [Nate Jackson’s Locals Only, “Sounds Like Chicken,” July 30]. I have seen them live a few times. They are not at all your typical Orange County band. Their music is the perfect blend of fun and quirky mixed with intricate sonic guitar leads and rhythms, pounding drums and well-thought-out vocals. They hit the sweet spot that so many bands miss these days. Also, these guys are just as nice offstage as their music is cool, new and refreshing onstage. Do yourselves a favor and check them out.
Jeremy, Orange, via ocweekly.com
NO GOLDEN FIDDLE
The devil went down to Santa Ana [R. Scott Moxley’s “Boss Harrah,” July 23]. He was looking for a soul to steal. But we’re not Johnny, and it’s still a sin. The City Clowncil needs to just say no.
Charlie Daniels, Santa Ana, via ocweekly.com
I disagree with author Edwin Goei [“Exploding Crabs,” July 16]. Panvimarn is the best Thai we have found, and believe me, we have looked. The dishes are delicious, and it’s our go-to place. I don’t know how Edwin came to this conclusion, but it sounds like he was smoking crack!
Ricardo, Long Beach, via ocweekly.com
Edwin, You make up the 1 percent of people who don’t enjoy the food. Get a life and give the owners of Panvimarn credit for what they have accomplished with their lives and the future they have to look forward to. I think they should be the ones laughing at you and your occupation.
Robert Burnquist, St. Louis, via ocweekly.com
MANAGING EDITOR WANTED
OC Weekly has an opening for a managing editor. We’re looking for an editor with exceptional writing, editing and management skills. The ideal candidate will have experience in all areas: news, culture, web. The managing editor supervises the day-to-day operations of the editorial department and helps staff writers produce quality work, from magazine-style feature stories to daily blog posts. The interview process will include an editing test. We offer competitive salaries and benefits. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, a résumé and clips to: OCemail@example.com.
CLUBS EDITOR WANTED
OC Weekly has an opening for a Clubs Editor. The Clubs Editor is responsible for creating and maintaining the most comprehensive clubs directory in Orange County. We’re looking for someone who is detail-oriented, deadline-conscious, adept at problem-solving, proactive and resourceful, knowledgeable about the local scene and willing and able to go to new and different clubs every week. Strong writing skills are essential. This is a part-time position. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and résumé to Ted B. Kissell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 2975 Red Hill Ave., Ste. 150, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. No phone calls, please.
PHOTO INTERN WANTED
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