Letters to the Editor for Feb 04, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Whale, Ho(“Monterey Maritime Museum is reeling between present and past controversies,” Jan. 28-Feb.3) - Posted Jan. 30
First the Monterey Herald with their cheeky “Monterey Maritime Museum navigates troubled waters” article, and now the Weekly couldn’t resist the veritable pun universe offered by the Museum-Formerly-Known-as-the-Monterey-Maritime-Museum. Please keep the puns to a minimum; by the time I got to “buried treasure” I was already clutching my cutlass, ready to force your copy editors to walk the plank… wait, now you have me doing it! Avast! --Kevin Miller
Museum Musings(“Mayor, City Council members face challenges after a year of controversy,” Jan. 14-20) - Posted Jan. 24
I fail to see how increasing museum staffing, operating hours and an important collection is “screwing up” the museum; seems like practical public/private partnership that our community should be grateful for. It might be just that proven expertise that gets Carmel through this tough financial climate. --Peterson Conway
Roof Is On Fire(“Mayor, City Council members face challenges after a year of controversy,” Jan. 14-20) - Posted Jan. 26
What “important collection” are you referring to? What accomplishment did Jason Burnett make in relationship to this mysterious collection?
This is empty rhetoric.
Jason has no idea how to run a museum. Last council meeting the city attorney had to pull an item about the bid process for the museum’s roof because it was done without going out to bid in accordance to the city’s rules. If the museum he supposedly saved can’t figure out the procedure to do something that simple according to municipal rules, he’s going to be out of his depth with a whole city! --Carmel Observer
Feeling Grove-y(“Mayor, City Council members face challenges after a year of controversy,” Jan. 14-20) - Posted Jan. 28
From what I understand, the Pacific Grove Public Works department is responsible for maintaining the museum facility. It was P.G.’s Public Works department that did not correctly bid the roof project – this has nothing to do with the 501(c)(3) nonprofit group that is operating the Museum. Please check your “facts” before asserting (or inserting) yourself. Bad “information” can only lead to unfortunate consequences. Let’s try to focus on accuracy so that we can honestly discuss the museum. Then let’s employ honesty and accuracy to open the discussion about improving Carmel. --P.G. Museum Enthusiast
Bank Holiday(“Foreclosure 101 – Local homeowners are learning how to fight back against predatory lenders,” Jan. 28-Feb. 3) - Posted Jan. 29
What is wrong with this picture? The banks cause our economic downturn, and they get the benefit… typical. They don’t care if they foreclose on a home; they just write it off. Why should someone who lost their job and would like to work with the bank lose it, and then realtors make out and sell it to low income? This is just wrong! It makes property values go down and then we all suffer that. This is certainly not the answer. Shame on you banks, shame on your realtors. --Jane
Stimulus Package(“Monterey County comes together to support local nonprofits in the Weekly’s Community Fund drive,” Jan. 28-Feb. 3) - Posted Jan. 27
Thank you Monterey County Weekly and staff for the opportunity to put our name out there and for the awesome job with the community fundraiser. God bless all of you for making things happen.Haydon Peneueta
Insurance Fraud(“Maverick local doctors and therapists prescribe a wellness coup,” Jan. 21-27) - Posted Jan. 22
Blue Cross is terrible, they raise premiums every spring and then slash benefits later in the year. Why must Anthem’s CEO make $11.2 million per year? How can you be insured by Anthem and still end up bankrupt because your insurance didn’t cover all your bills? --Joe
Slick Operators(“Regulations put the brakes on local biodiesel projects,” Jan. 28-Feb. 3) - Posted Jan. 28
BIG OIL still controls the renewable energy source shots for our government!?
Time for a wake-up call, people! Boycott BIG OIL! --Roy Jordan
CORRECTION: Under the burden of keeping up with our rigorous training, CrossFit founder Greg Glassman was misidentified in our recent story about the growing fitness phenomenon (“Fit for Change,” Jan. 21-27). The Weekly regrets the error, and promises to pump it up in the future.