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
WHO'LL POLICE THE POLICE?
I hope this becomes a trend with other police departments in Orange County [Marisa Gerber's "Minding the Community," Aug. 19]. As I've always believed, most law-enforcement officers are top-notch good guys/gals working for the public safety. But with programs such as this, as well as video cams, voice recorders, etc., it keeps the honest cops safe and possibly will catch the rogue ones and bring more understanding between the department and the citizenry.
Titus Aurelius, via ocweekly.com
Why not ditch the authoritative tone in most situations and use it only when absolutely necessary. Being an aggressive jerk (which using an authoritative tone when not needed really is) rarely makes a situation better. Most John Q. Publics are not threats and deserve to be with treated with initial respect. The real bad guys (such as those in gangs) are not intimidated by the tough-guy act. In fact, the macho posturing is part of their culture. I agree with the late Hunter S. Thompson, who wrote Hells Angels: (paraphrasing here) police and gang culture have more in common with each other than with the population at large.
Rocket J, via ocweekly.com
CALLING ALL BEANERSCHNITZELS!
I generally prefer Leprecano, but I can live with McSpic [¡Ask a Mexican! Aug. 19].
Walter Hackett, via ocweekly.com
MORE ON KELLY THOMAS' DEATH-BY-SIX-COPS
What is disgusting is that people in media and law enforcement were willing to cover this up [R. Scott Moxley's Moxley Confedential, "Kelly's Heroes," Aug 5]. Shameful, and once again, it just goes to show that the people are worthless, yet they continue to display those stupid bumper stickers with "I support law enforcement." Gullible people: The cops don't give a damn about the average citizen, yet the average citizen is willing to support them. How can one do that?
Old School GOP, via ocweekly.com
CAN BACON-ON-BACON BURGERS EVER BE BAD?
I'm really hoping Slater's 50/50's new Huntington Beach location will take away some of the large crowds from the original Anaheim spot [Edwin Goei's "Belly Up!" Aug 19]. I work right by there, and for a couple of years, it was my go-to place for a really great, laidback lunch/early dinner. Its growing popularity was sort of a double-edged sword, as I was stoked for its success, but each successive time I went, it just got more and more crowded and took longer to get a seat, even at the bar. This meant fewer visits there, which, health-wise, may have been a blessing in disguise.
MayhemInTheHood, via ocweekly.com
HOLD THE STRIPS AND CHEESE, PLEASE
This is pretty spot-on stuff. Almost every Huntington Beach native I know loves strips and cheese, and almost every non-native retches at the mere thought [Gustavo Arellano's This Hole In the Wall Life, "The Vilest, Most Loved Dish In OC," July 29]. I've been to Sammy's for many years and remain puzzled that anyone wouldn't adore them, but that's life in the strips-and-cheese bubble.
Jeff Overley, reporter, The Orange County Register, via ocweekly.com
I woulda thought the vilest and most-loved OC dish is/was the massive pastrami sandwiches at the Hat.
qdpsteve, via ocweekly.com
WHERE'S SCARY SPICE WHEN YOU NEED HER?
You are way off base. Posch has done major changes and improvements to what it was before [Edwin Goei's "Pish Posch," July 29]. Clearly, marketing is not something you specialize in, so leave that to the people who run the joint and get it filled. While your reviews of the food were positive to a nice degree, you clearly missed what Posch is doing. The labyrinth of rooms is for a purpose, and each portion of the location serves its own purpose. I must reiterate: Keep the focus on the food in your writing, as your concept of marketing is surely exposing itself.
Anon, via ocweekly.com
In Taylor Hamby's "Make Me One With Everything" [Locals Only, Aug. 19], it said that Trevor Hall came off in the interview as "rather dreamy-sounding (or stoned)." As it turns out, he wasn't stoned. Keep sounding dreamy, Trevor!