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
OH, AND THE BOMBING BEGINS IN FIVE MINUTES
Please tell me this is an April Fool's joke [Matt Coker's "The Great Communicator Park," April 1].
James Denton, via ocweekly.com
Nice try on the Larry Agran slam. I somehow don't think there are many "Deep Throats" left at Irvine City Hall. You guys need to keep Agran in the spotlight until the U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles wakes up, smells the coffee and does an investigation leading to an indictment.
Ltpar, via ocweekly.com
It will enable them to cut down on improvement costs. Ronald Reagan said if you have seen one tree, you have seen them all, so they will only have to plant one tree this way.
Briansays, via ocweekly.com
A masterpiece, Mr. Coker!
Gina, via ocweekly.com
Nice April Fool's joke, but it has so much truth in it that it's really not a joke. Besides, Ronald Reagan would never want his good name sullied by a project like the Great Pork.
Anonymous, via ocweekly.com
A CASE BEST SERVED COLD?
Umm, a phone call from a pay phone sounds suspect [R. Scott Moxley's Moxley Confidential, "Illegal Procedure?" April 1]. It's like, "Look at me, I was in Tustin at this time and nowhere near the murder scene that's only 15 to 20 minutes away via the 55 freeway." Let it play out in court and see what the jury thinks.
OC Black, via ocweekly.com
So let's see: more than a decade later, no new evidence and less exonerating evidence? Sounds like Orange County.
OC makes it's own laws, via ocweekly.com
IT WAS ACTUALLY CARLOS MENCIA IN A TOM TANCREDO SUIT. APRIL FOOL'S!
Thanks for giving us a break from the usual racist crap you always post on your blog, Gustabo [Gustavo Arellano's ¡Ask a Mexican! April 1].
Deportgustabo, via ocweekly.com
Thats it! Tom Tancredo got your job. He actually addressed the issues rather than "Gustavo" them (read: give a flippant one-sentence answer with a gratuitous anti-white slur thrown in). Arell-anus, please hand over your keys on the way out. The Korean taco trucks are hiring—or you can get back your old job as towel boy in the gay bathhouse.
Lucha Libre, via ocweekly.com
Thanks for leaving SanTana for the beach [Gustavo Arellano's Hole In the Wall, "Beach Burger Bingo," April 1]! This sounds like it made it worth your while!
Hbgrrl, via ocweekly.com
NO, THEY CAN'T
One sign of the apocalypse would be a Susana Martinez-versus-Hilda Solis presidential election [Gustavo Arellano's ¡Ask a Mexican! March 25].
Urbanleftbehind, via ocweekly.com
A PRETTY FAIR JOB
I just got around to reading the article on the Orange County Fairgrounds [Chasen Marshall's "Fair Games," March 18]. Congratulations to the author. Most of this information was available to the public, but no one is aware of what's going on until the Weekly puts it all together for us. Good job. This is like the OC Weekly we used to know.
Bill Bennett, Newport Beach, via email
THAT'S SO SOKA!
As a student from the Class of 2012, I was shocked to read this article, particularly because of all the inaccurate information [Michelle Woo's "The School On a Hill," March 11]. However, I felt more than reassured to see the responses from students, professors and alumni alike—all making efforts toward setting the record straight.
For me, that in itself speaks volumes about Soka University of America (SUA). But what makes me even happier is knowing that this article has led to more of exactly what it is dubious of—dialogue. Regardless of how clichéd it might sound, I'm glad to see that SUA seems to be using this article as a springboard for further growth into the next 10, 20, 100 years and beyond. That's value-creation (which is what the "Soka" of Soka education means) in practice for me: using a seemingly negative situation as an impetus for positive growth.
Nandini Choudhury, via ocweekly.com