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
BARS & SCARS
Herman Atkins Sr., I’m glad the system finally worked for you [Charlotte Hsu’s “Forever Scared,” Aug. 27]. Those who caused your arrest with lies and wrongful intentions need to pay by spending some time where you have spent your adult life. I am one person who would like to help those who are in jail wrongfully.
Bob, Upland, via ocweekly.com
A NEW LEASH ON LIFE
Seriously [Hey, You! “To Call You a Dog Would Be an Insult to Dogs,” Aug. 27]? Why is this person responsible when it is the owners who are at fault. Have your dog on a leash. If you do have your dog on a leash and it breaks, buy a better leash. If the dog is too strong for you and you let go of the leash, buy a teacup poodle that won’t rip your arm out of the socket. Hey, you are the moron who chastised someone for something that was no fault of theirs. Douche!
Larry, Huntington Beach, via ocweekly.com
Why was this dog not on a leash? It’s not the driver’s responsibility to pay for a dog that runs out in the middle of the street. It’s not even their duty to stop.
Not Anybody Special, via ocweekly.com
To the author of this post: That was very kind of you to do this. Don’t let this person’s insensitivity take away from the great thing you did. What I took from your post was that you were the hero, not that this person was a jackball. I know it may sound like a cliché, but feel good about yourself for helping and less angry at this person, and it will be better for your health in the long run. I, too, used to vent at idiots but as my blood-pressure pills attest, I found it’s better to focus on the positive. So, let me again say as a total stranger to you, “Thank you for being a decent person.”
Good for You, via ocweekly.com
To say the Five Guys burger is not even close to In-N-Out is absurd [Gustavo Arellano’s Hole In the Wall, “The Real Double-Double Deal,” Aug. 27]. It speaks volumes about the palate of someone supposed to be a culinary critic.
John, via ocweekly.com
They even have that new and classy (for a Mexican) soda dispenser.
Joe, Garden Grove, via ocweekly.com
Gustavo, you are right, but you should have tried it when the Greek Guys had it on Harbor Boulevard back in the ’70s and ’80s. I think they never changed the oil for the fries, and they were the best in SoCal, hands down. The burgers were better, too, but that’s changed. I still drive miles out of my way for Apollo.
Rick, Orange, via ocweekly.com
THE WIZARD OF IRVINE
Another welcomed Larry Agran story [R. Scott Moxley’s “Hot Air,” Aug. 27]. I am not jaded when I say that unless Larry is convicted of something, he will always be pulling the strings in Irvine and at the Great Park. Honestly, most people in Irvine do not care about local politics. Look at the number of presidential votes cast in the last election, and then see how few voted for mayor/city council in Irvine. It proves most don’t care. Now that there have been so many high-density-housing units built in Irvine since the last election, I am sure he will be able to increase his base. He will keep plodding along, filling his pockets and making his friends richer. It will be after the money is gone that people outside of Irvine will care about what has happened.
Brent Lettington, Irvine, via ocweekly.com
Art Pedroza, Santa Ana, via ocweekly.com
I do not know if Irvine voters will ever wake up and toss these bums out. But until the Agranistas and their enablers are removed from office, the assault on our pocketbooks will continue.
Defeat Agran’s Enablers, Pandora, via ocweekly.com
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