Letters From OC Weekly Readers
IN THE RUNNING
You forgot about a different kind of extreme [Matt Coker’s “Going to Extremes,” April 16]: How many of these guys could run 75 marathons in 75 days? Terry Hitchcock did it, and it’s documented in My Run, also showing at the fest. Very inspiring movie and definitely extreme!
Jessica, via ocweekly.com
MORE ON THE TRIPLE-H SHERIFF’S RACE
I get most of you don’t like one or the other [R. Scott Moxley’s Moxley Confidential, “Who Is Craig Hunter?” April 16]. But what is Sheriff Sandra Hutchens doing right now? Probably far out-fundraising both groups and well on her way to a majority. She’s going to hit 2 million voters, and the other guys are nowhere near that. Don’t give me a bunch of hyperbole back; elections are about money and voter contact. Nothing else. Sheriff Mike Carona in the midst of controversy still blocked a run-off in 2006. Hutchens has nowhere near that much controversy and is the incumbent.
Dan G., via ocweekly.com
I’m not sure how you were able to draw the conclusion that Anaheim is a “major” city in the nation. That’s a substantial overstatement and lends undue credence to Craig Hunter’s “qualifications” to take over the department.
Ray, via ocweekly.com
The Oath Keepers are not a militant group; they simply believe in respecting the Constitution and standing down if given unlawful orders. That is simply the oath all political candidates take. I was on the fence, but Bill Hunt has my support now 100 percent.
Oath Keeper, via ocweekly.com
The deputies have spoken, and they want the leader that they would follow and are proud to follow. That’s Bill Hunt. They already lack morale with the current sheriff and said they don’t want Craig Hunter. Let’s listen to the people who know best, the deputies!
Cotysevan, via ocweekly.com
Hunter touts only two complaints in a 32-year career of being a cop. That tells me he didn’t do much pro-active street police work. You can’t escape complaints if you’re pro-active.
Really?, via ocweekly.com
Really, you should check Hunter’s bio and decide for yourself if he was an active cop—gang detail, street narcotics, major narcotics, career-criminal detail, robbery detail, SWAT—not the assignments of any slugs I know. Maybe he just knows how to communicate!
Yes really, via ocweekly.com
I can’t say I’m a big fan of Hunter. He’s got a dry, boring way about him that doesn’t resonate well with voters—but he’s right: Hunt is scary. Hunt comes across as an arrogant, bullheaded prick who will do whatever he wants, the rest be dammed. Orange County is a metropolitan community with solid, level-headed law-enforcement leaders, and we don’t need Hunt’s in-your-face, obnoxious, “It’s my way or the highway” leadership style. Best of luck to the other two candidates.
D. Dante, via ocweekly.com
ON THE ROAD (KILL) AGAIN
The Road Kill Kings are genuine, hardcore musicians and always put on a good show [Danielle Bacher’s Locals Only, “They Ain’t Playin’ Possum,” April 16]. I lost count of how many times I’ve seen them play . . . partly because by the end of every show, I’m usually stumbling drunk! I highly recommend them!
James, via ocweekly.com
Holy crap, these boys have gotten me in a heap load of trouble on more than one occasion. Super-fun drinkin’ band. Great musicians and great people. Always a fun time.
Stan, via ocweekly.com
HAIDL IN PLAIN SIGHT
Ya know, it would be so easy to put the past behind, but the trio keep trying to get out of their punishments [R. Scott Moxley’s Moxley Confidential, “Nowhere to Haidl,” April 9]. Notice the article was not about the trial or events leading up to the trial; it was about the three idiots who tried every scheme to get out and used the teary-eyed “I’m so sorry” to get their sentence minimized. Then came back using the same defense they tried at first: “She raped US!” Also, it is apparent many of the commentators did not read the article, as they seem to believe the three idiots are still in jail.
Dweezle, via ocweekly.com
I want you to know how much I appreciated your column [Vickie Chang’s Trendzilla, “Little Indulgences, Big Values,” March 5] on the services you received at Beauty Quest on 17th Street in Newport Beach. I was a longtime customer of a couple of different hotel spas until I experienced Beauty Quest. Mai, Simon and the rest of the friendly staff are wonderful. Please continue sharing your hidden treasures with us!
Patrice Reynolds, via e-mail
After Issue 33 [Matt Coker’s “Going to Extremes,” April 16] went to press, the Newport Beach Film Festival changed the time and venue for the Cancer to Capricorn: The Path of the Modern Gypsy screening. It now plays at Regency Lido Theatre, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach. Sat., 8 p.m.
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