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Lisa was not with the Xterminators

Bring back Duncan Shepherd

Leona: The Rabbi cautions Ariela (Naian González Norvind), "Ixnay on the oygay.”
  • Leona: The Rabbi cautions Ariela (Naian González Norvind), "Ixnay on the oygay.”

Rocker recall

Hello this is D. T. Black of the Xterminators. I’m calling in regards to a column called Live Five by Jay Allen Sanford. It was in your May 16 issue on the Dinettes. In the writing, it’s alleged that Lisa Aston played with the Xterminators. As the vocalist leader of the Xterminators, [I can say] she never played with the Xterminators, never. However, I did form two different bands with Lisa Aston, D.T. and the Black & Deckers and the other name I cannot remember at this time. So please make that correction.

  • D. T. Black
  • San Diego

Bring back Duncan

I was very dismayed by Scott Marks movie review in the May 23 issue (Isaac Cherem’s Leona: Circumscribed hearts). It’s a rambling review and it made no sense. It was very unprofessional, and very confusing to read that review. It’s almost as bad as your former movie reviewer Duncan Shepard, who is no longer there. I suggest you replace Mr. Scott Marks with these strange reviews of his. Couldn’t make head nor tail out of that review.

  • Paul Lang
  • San Diego

Hanif Mohebi at July 25, 2017 Board of Education meeting.

Hanif Mohebi at July 25, 2017 Board of Education meeting.

Phobic shame

Islamophobia is very real, racist and hateful, just read the article by Eric Bartl (“San Diego Unified dumps anti-Islamophobia initiative,” City Lights, May 22). Shameful.

  • Enrique Morones
  • Downtown

Facts and an opinion

Kudos to the Reader for unapologetically publishing honest fact and sincere opinion in its editorial pages. As a matter of course the Reader published a Letter to the Editor written by concerned IB resident Dane Crosby (“Tidal Tidings”, Letters, April 24). Possibly because this letter was critical of sitting IB mayor Serge Dedina by highlighting the numerous potential conflicts of interest of this elected official, the weekly Coronado/IB Eagle Times refused to do the same. After advising that it had consulted with “legal”, the Eagle Times told Mr. Crosby that the only way such a piece would appear in its pages is as a paid advertisement at a cost of $675.00! Calling the bluff, Mr. Crosby promptly produced $675 of his own money so that the Eagle Times would agree to print substantially the same letter that the Reader printed gratis. Well done, San Diego Reader.

  • Tim Keeton
  • Imperial Beach

“Eliminating parking doesn’t change the need for individuals to own a vehicle,” says Theresa Smith of Dreams for Change.

“Eliminating parking doesn’t change the need for individuals to own a vehicle,” says Theresa Smith of Dreams for Change.

Photograph by Matthew Suárez

Homeless wheelies

First: The new homeless/vehicle habitation ordinance in San Diego California (“San Diego’s cut in parking spaces hurts homeless,” City Lights, May 9) is: 1. Draconian 2. A hate Crime in and by itself 3. Unconstitutional 4. Treason (& terrorism). A survey by the U.S. Conference of Mayors has documented their top five causes of homelessness to be [A failing society]: a. Lack of a living wage, b. Lack of affordable housing, c. Medical and other expenses, d. Mental illness, e. Domestic violence, f. Trauma also plays a large role. (Trauma created through unrelated prejudice, and the constant hunt and evade torture practices of the city agents.)

  • David
  • Point Loma

A terminal by any other name

It’s “Grand Station Terminal” (“The Sun Is Also A Star,” Movie Review, May 23). It is not and never has been “Grand Station Station”. I’m a Connecticut native, and we East Coast natives take our history seriously. Thanks for your fine work. Even with an occasional error.

  • David Lundin
  • Pacific Beach

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Hey, Paul. Go back and read what I wrote. You can't say that I didn't warn you about the peculiarities of this particular review from the get-go. My problem isn't so much with you, Paul, although anyone who uses the word "review" 5 times in one paragraph isn't exactly the right person to be criticizing another's writing skills. What I want to know is, what's with this "Bring back Duncan Shepherd" headline that my editors went with? Of my critique, dear Paul wrote, "It's almost as bad as your former movie reviewer... " With all due respect to my predecessor, why would Paul welcome the return of a critic who, in his estimation, is even worse than I? If anything, the headline should read, "Keep Lickona, can Marks!"

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