Letters From OC Weekly Readers

Man, I knew I loved this country for many reasons (other than its white women) [Gustavo Arellano, Edwin Goei and Dave Lieberman’s “Feast Days of Summer,” Aug.
13]. But to have the blessing of tasting our country’s melting pot (in a non-carnal-knowledge way) is a dream. Starting with Ramadan, I am following your script, Gustavo et al., so expect my expanding waistline to expand further. Bon appetit.

Cesar, via ocweekly.com


I think you said it right [Hey, You! “Dipshit Dentist,” Aug. 13]. But what I would do is send him a letter stating I will be moving to a new dentist since he has no bedside manner or courtesy for his patients. Maybe you could rate him in some online dentist-reporting blog, and who knows? Maybe he’d get the message to shape up. There are quite a few good dentists out there; keep looking.

Vote with your feet, via ocweekly.com


I just explained the cleverly turned “Once you pick your poisson” to my Taiwanese girlfriend after laughing out loud upon reading it [Edwin Goei’s “Thar She Blows,” Aug.13]. Edwin, you’re a freakin’ genius.

Mr. Rosewater, Taipei, Taiwan, via ocweekly.com


“Piloncillo, unrefined brown sugar usually formed into a cylindrical triangle from which Mexis smash off pieces.” So that’s what that shit is for [Gustavo Arellano’s ¡Ask a Mexican! Special Comida Edition, Aug. 13]. Fuck, I learned something from the Mexican—I’m getting dizzy. The room is spinning. . . .

CB, via ocweekly.com


I thought Mexicans loved Nescafé???

Pulpito, Chulajuana, via ocweekly.com


There are 3.1 million people living in Orange County [R. Scott Moxley’s “Death and Taxes,” Aug. 6]. Why does it take eight city managers (of the eight largest cities) to manage service delivery for 1.6 million residents and 24 others to manage the rest? If we were to start with a clean sheet, would we choose to organize Orange County into 34 separate cities, 28 school districts and dozens of special districts? These are the types of questions that need to be asked if we are going to move our community forward.

Fred Smoller, Orange, via ocweekly.com


Holy Heckle and Jeckyll [Edwin Goei’s “Buena Vista,” Aug. 6]! Is Raya hiring? Will work for food!

Kelly von Hemert, Santa Ana, via ocweekly.com


I’ve been there and had the best culinary experience of my life. I travel quite a lot for business and have never been to a hotel with such a great menu. I have to agree with Edwin: Richard Sandoval has got some cojones and deserves credit for such outstanding art expression of food. I have visited his restaurants in New York and am his biggest fan! Thanks for coming to Orange County and now Santa Monica!

Al Bubion, Newport Beach, via ocweekly.com


You NEVER fail to show us what a true racist you are [Gustavo Arellano’s ¡Ask a Mexican! Aug. 6]. Thanks again, Gaystavhoe, for showing your true colores: doo-doo brown.

Tired, Texas, 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 Kristin Bjornsen at kristin.bjornsen@villagevoicemedia.com or c/o Miami New Times, 2800 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 100, Miami, FL 33137.


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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