Thursday, February 19, 2004
Add It Up
Contained in your last six editions are Nick Patella’s Street Talk interviews with five women and 13 men. Nuff said.
Nancy Tuckwab | Monterey
Get Kim a Shrink
Until Kimberly Jones has therapy for anti-father, anti-men bias, she should be barred from reviewing Jack Nicholson. My audience survey says three generations love him. The girl ain’t got no humor.
Newell Cutter | Carmel
Send the Iceplant Back to Iceland
Your article “Rest in Peace” [Feb. 12-18] left me with a question. Why is the City of Pacific Grove planting an invasive, non-native weed on city property? Iceplant has spread over much of coastal Monterey County, crowding out native plants and creating poor habitat for native creatures.
To see how beautiful a restoration using plants native to this area can be, one need only take a short walk to the dune restoration at Asilomar State Beach. In addition there are many landscaping plants available which, while not native to this area, have not spread and caused ecological damage. Obviously ice plant is abundant and removing it all may not be practical at this time. But eliminating the planting of more would be a first step.
Susan Hubbard | Marina
Tell Peace Man Thanks
I was so happy to see the article in the Feb. 12 Weekly about Kashta Taylor [“Rest in Peace,” Feb. 12-18]. Last year, as I was cycling in front of Hopkins Marine Station, a pedestrian stepped in to the bike path and delivered me an aggressive and vigorous body check, sending me and my bike careening into a stout and angular post. The pedestrian took off promptly with some incendiary language, leaving me to pick up and collect myself. A few moments later a cyclist stopped to see that I was okay, and with some thoughtful and perceptive words totally defused my distress, anger, and hurt. From the photo in your story, I recognize Kashta Taylor to be that cyclist.
We are lucky to have such a kind, caring, and generous soul among us. He is a true bringer of peace.
Nancy Howden | Pacific Grove
Vote For Dave
We are fortunate to live in a place blessed with incomparable beauty and incredible natural diversity.
It is imperative that we elect leaders that understand the geographic and cultural differences within our county but also demonstrate an ability to bring people together to work out solutions to our challenges. Dave Potter has ably represented the 5th District by being vigilant in protecting our natural resources without sacrificing our cultural and economic viability.
The 5th District is primarily an environmentally sensitive coastal area that is largely supported by the hospitality industry. Understanding the interdependence of the environment and the constituents that make their homes and livelihood here is the key component in choosing a leader for the 5th District.
Janet Lesniak | Big Sur
The news story “Playing the Green Card” (2/12) contained an error about supervisorial candidate Susan Goldbeck’s fight to obtain overtime records from the city of Pacific Grove. All the records Goldbeck requested were, in fact, produced by the city.
The Weekly regrets the error.