Letters From OC Weekly Readers

Why bother giving Dan Chmielewski any credence at all [R.
Scott Moxley’s “Death and Taxes,” Aug. 6]? The boys over at TheLiberalOC have mostly abandoned any pretense of standing up for progressivism in favor of toadying to unions and OC’s Dem establishment—which is why the contents of OC’s “top local political blog” often consist of nothing more than warmed-over Loretta Sanchez press releases and too-mundane-to-care posts about Chmielewski’s “blog war” with Art Pedroza. Rocking the boat might mean that Dan and Chris Prevatt would start getting the cold shoulder at next year’s Truman Dinner, and we can’t have that.

Biff, via ocweekly.com


Perhaps Supervisor John Moorlach could explain why he’s so against pensions for union employees while taking advantage of the pension system for his own benefit.

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Dan Chmielewski, via ocweekly.com


Finally, an objective and thoughtful view of the situation and both perspectives for the rest of us. Thank you, R. Scott Moxley and OC Weekly.

Well Said, via ocweekly.com


Steve Greenhut has been spouting this vitriol for years. He was on the verge of getting canned from The Orange CountyRegister, so he decided to hightail it to Sacramento for a startup company on . . . politics. Trouble is, he can’t get off the whack-a-public-employee shtick, and if he is truly gone from the Register, why do they keep running his articles? Sounds like a contractor to me. The entire public-pension debacle has been brought about by cheap accounting tricks known as the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. Why? To take the heat off why governments, local and state, are in trouble; too many far-right and far-left ultra-politicos. When will politicians realize that most of California (and the nation) is MODERATE? They will give money to social programs, but they want to make their own decisions on abortion, motorcycle helmets and holding cell phones too close to their heads.

Keep da Peace, via ocweekly.com


R. Scott Moxley’s note: Dan Chmielewski objected to my use of the word “infuriates” to describe his view of Greenhut’s book. He told me a more accurate word is “annoys.”


The food at Raya sounds out of this world [Edwin Goei’s “Buena Vista,” Aug. 6]. Too bad I’m not used to forking over upward of $150 for dinner for two. I have never paid more than $30 for dinner for two that comes with huitlacoche. The ocean view must account for at least $100 of the total tab. Sigh.

Cesar, via ocweekly.com


Shhhhhhhhhh [Gustavo Arellano’s Hole In the Wall, “Glazed to Perfection,” Aug. 6]! Not so loud! Oh Those Donuts is one of the best-kept secrets in Costa Mesa. You touched on the sandwiches, but you must not have tried one. One of the best, if not the best sandwich shop in OC. And the onion rings (they’re not even on the menu) are the best I’ve ever had ANYWHERE. Not bad for a doughnut shop.

Jdonhue, via ocweekly.com


Rock on, old guy [Hey, You! “Elder Abuser,” Aug. 6]! There comes a time when giving (or receiving) an ass-whipping barehanded has passed, so it’s good to know you were aware there is no shame in using what is available to protect yourself from vermin. Here’s to many more years!

Marlon, 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 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 tkissell@ocweekly.com or 2975 Red Hill Ave., Ste. 150, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. No phone calls, please.


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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