Letters From OC Weekly Readers

Gustavo, you are a racist [Gustavo Arellano’s “Make a Run for the Altar,” July 9].
Pull your girly emotions from your bleeding heart and realize that breaking a law is a slippery slope, and when you condone breaking one, you condone lawlessness. A society with lawlessness is Santa Ana, a.k.a. a shithole.

Sweetpea, via ocweekly.com


Sweetpea, Santa Ana is not a shithole. Don’t disrespect a city that is one of OC’s foundations. It may have some cracks, but it’s tough and sturdy, and without the hardworking people who live there polishing and picking up after the more affluent, pristine communities, Orange County would just be “filler” between Los Angeles and San Diego.

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Melissa, Santa Ana, via ocweekly.com


Sweetpea, a society with lawlessness is a country that invades other countries and slaughters their citizens by the thousands. The U.S. is in no position to get all pissy about law.

OldDunc, Bloomington, Indiana, via ocweekly.com


Interesting story about some felons. Note to the editor: Your “Editor’s Note” shown with this story gets something very confused. Many in this nation are against illegal immigration, but you say there is anti-immigrant fervor throughout our nation. You, as a journalist and editor, should know the difference between anti-immigrant fervor and anti-illegal-immigration fervor. I, for one, don’t care what country you come from, just so long as you come here while obeying our laws. Just like my grandparents did. So, everyone has to wait in line just like the rest of us.

American, via ocweekly.com


Is it really that easy?!?! I mean, REALLY?! I was in a REAL marriage and had a child with my hubby. But it was made very difficult for us, and he still hasn’t been able to obtain his full residency/citizenship!

Chipera, via ocweekly.com


Gustavo, I see right through you using the name Jose to cover for yourself, but why wasn’t I invited to the wedding? I thought we were lovers!

Anonymous commenter pretending to be Frank Mickadeit, via ocweekly.com


Oh, you poor baby [Hey, You! “These Tenants Have Had Their Fill,” July 9]. You have a roof over your head, at least. You whiny bitch. Last time I looked, there is a ocean not too far away. I see people starving on the streets, something I never thought I would see in the USA, and you’re complaining about a pool. Get a grip, and be thankful for what you have. I do agree with one thing, though: Your landlord should never enter your place without consent; that’s bullshit.

P.S.: A slum that has a pool must be nice.

David, Long Beach, via ocweekly.com


Why doesn’t your friend go stand in Home Depot’s parking lot? They hire laborers there every day for cash. If he is a citizen, there is no penalty for the employer. Get a lawnmower and go door to door. Get off your ass and do something instead of waiting for big brother to fix your problem.

Who’s your daddy, Pacoima, via ocweekly.com


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: OC-managing-editor@villagevoicemedia.com.


OC Weekly has an opening for an experienced editorial art director who would be responsible for the overall design quality and integrity of the publication. He/she must be able to conceptualize and produce modern, sophisticated, vibrant design for covers, features and editorial pages. This individual must be a creative designer who has experience commissioning high-quality photography and illustration, negotiating fees, clearing rights, and managing a budget. The art director will balance strong leadership with strong collaboration in order to thrive in a team environment. Applicants must have a superior understanding of typography and expert-level skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat. Five years of editorial design experience is required. This is a full-time position. Applicants should submit résumé, samples, salary requirements and cover letter to Michael Shavalier, Design Director, Village Voice Media, 2800 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137 or artjobs@villagevoicemedia.com.


OC Weekly has an opening for a photo intern to shoot quality photography for our online listings, blogs, slideshows and other interactive media. Candidates should have photo equipment, a vehicle and Photoshop experience. Send a résumé and cover letter to Kelly Lewis at kelewis@ocweekly.com or c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Ave., Ste. 150, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.


Letters may be edited for clarity and length. E-mail to letters@ocweekly.com, or mail to Letters to the Editor, c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Ave., Ste. 150, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Or fax to (714) 550-5908.


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