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ALL WRITEY!!! A SAMPLING OF YOUR COMMENTS / CRITICISMS / LOVE NOTES / WITTICISMS

MAY 27, DAVE WIELENGA’S “TONIA REYES URANGA’S ‘ONCE-IN-A-CHANCE LIFETIME’ AND THE BALANCE OF POWER IN LONG BEACH”

Well written; you manage to tell the story with HER words, putting shape to someone who is, to say the least, multifaceted. I admire Tonia’s candor and chutzpah; sadly this kind of elected official is the exception and not the rule. I think she will win because she shows up and does her job. / CHRIS FUENTES

Tonia is a strong legislator who makes good decisions for all of Long Beach and is very loyal to the residents of her district. Four more years of her service is a true benefit to all of Long Beach. She is her own decision maker; no puppet person here, folks! / JUDY CRUMPTON

No one on the council is perfect. Standing up to the Foster Machine is incredibly important for any politician in the LBC. James [Johnson] is young, smart, and I really like him as a person, but he is already compromised. Tonia gets stuff done, sticks up for the little guy, and with very disarming questions, she fakes ‘em out and usually scores! Excellent article. I miss The District. / DR. B

May 25, GREGGORY MOORE’S “LYSISTRATA: ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA ABOUT A GROIN SENSE OF PACIFICISM STILL HITS HOME”

“Giving WE moderns” (article’s second paragraph, first sentence)? Hey, is THAT why “ancient Greek theatre is primitive?” / JOE WEINSTEIN

MAY 25, ERIC PIERCE’S “ELON MUSK WRITES THAT ‘DOWNEY IS AWESOME’—AND, PRESUMABLY, HOPES IT HAS A BITCHEN SUMMER”

Although Tesla’s decision was not popular, it has no accountability to the residents of Downey, Fremont or Long Beach. It is a private-sector business and makes decisions based upon what will best serve its shareholders. Building its vehicles at the former NUMMI plant makes sense. The costs to retool the factory will be much less than building a factory from scratch. / JUAN PARDELL

Elon is a predator! All successful entrepreneurs are! “From Predators to Icons” study tells it all: http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/cup_detail.taf?ti_id=5465

Here’s a review from Pulitzer Prize winner, Malcolm Gladwell: “In From Predators to Icons, Michel Villette and Catherine Vuillermot set out to discover what successful entrepreneurs have in common. They present case histories of businessmen who built their own empires and chart what they consider the typical course of a successful entrepreneur’s career. . . . The truly successful businessman, in Villette and Vuillermot’s telling, is anything but a risk-taker. He is a predator, and predators seek to incur the least risk possible while hunting.”—Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker, January 18, 2010 / BILL GRISOLIA

If Downey is “awesome,” pray tell how does he describe the Grand Canyon? I’d like to see that darn word banned. Hey, even tho’ I never really got to know you, stay as sweet as you are and see you in 10th. / ANONYMOUS

MAY 23, REBECCA SCHOENKOPF’S “COMMIE GIRL AND THE TIMESHARE HARD-SELL: THE JOY OF LOVING THINGS YOU HATE”

I know that chaos extends beyond tolerable limits, what with Obama soaking in oil spills and our troops in Afghanistan killing the wrong people, and all. But you (well, by pointing us to the way to Commie Girl) have restored to my world a small but significant measure of common sense. Commie Girl blogs. Wielenga blogs. I have hope. / REX

MAY 22, ELIZABETH BRIGNONI’S “WHY IS ONE LITTLE SHOP OWNER BEING MOURNED SO DEEPLY? ONE WOMAN EXPLAINS WHAT SHE LOST WHEN PETE TOULIOS DIED”

About this time a week ago, I was looking forward to hearing back from this great man. We were setting up his first ad for Lil’ Devils and were really excited. Pete gave so much to our family and we looked forward to having just the smallest chance to do something nice for him. It still is very unreal that he won’t be down there when we need a quick lift from his huge hugs and even bigger laugh. Thank you for posting this. / 562MATT

MAY 21, SUSAN L. JACOBS’ “THE FASHION PUH-LEEZE: BACK AT MY ROOTS, NO HAIR MEANS NO BAD HAIR DAYS”

Go, girl!! I love the natural you, and I sincerely think the African Masai women’s hair (head?) style shows off your beautiful face and neck so much more effectively, truly highlighting how feminine you are. It’s ironic that societal pressures define “femininity” as processed long locks (no matter your ethnicity) when the natural is already so beautiful! / IRIS

When it comes to Women’s fashion I prefer the un-natural look. / JOE MACK

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