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

JUNE 9, RACHEL POWERS’ “ELECTION DAY FOR PERENNIAL CANDIDATE PETER MATHEWS: MANY UNHAPPY RETURNS”

Probably time [for Mathews] to give it up; Richardson was eminently beatable. The “lost” campaign mailers story sounds a little fishy to these ears. / HOWARD X

Rachel, time to put your incredible talent to work on a fact-based novel about the Eternal Candidate. Or a film. Maybe you could get the Mathewsmobile to get in and promise its owner royalties to go toward the next campaign. Plenty of material. / KATE K.

I hope this means Mathews will stop parking that eyesore of a people mover—covered in half-assed “detailing” extolling his virtues—in the most inconvenient places in town. The worst was when he was parking it on Bellflower Blvd., right at where it bottlenecks near the YMCA. The second really bad spot creaed a major traffic hazard on 7th Street near Park. Good riddance! / LB CITY GIRL

 JUNE 13, GREGGORY MOORE’S REVIEW “IF YOU SEE ONLY ONE PLAY EVER AT THE INTERNATIONAL CITY THEATER, MAKE IT ‘A SHAYNA MAIDEL’”

Citizen Journalist Quote of the Day—Pretty Girls and the Holocaust: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that’s why they call it the present.” (Source: Eleanor Roosevelt 1884 — 1962) That quote is included in a solicitation letter from the Neptune Society regarding their pre-need cremation plans. I opened the letter minutes before reading Mr. Moore’s post. / DWIGHT K. SNIDER

 ICT’s venue, formerly called The Center Theater, is now referred to by the same as the company: International City Theatre. The Terrace Theater is a 3,000-seat hall that houses ICT along its back side, with ICT wedged between the Terrace and the main hall of the Long Beach Convention Center. Same address (300 E. Ocean Blvd.) but two entirely different, and separate, venues. / ERIC MARCHESE

 JUNE 10, DAVE WIELENGA’S “‘RIDING BIKES WITH THE DUTCH’ AT THE ART THEATRE: IS IT BETTER THAN KOBE-HATING?”

I know it is hard to believe, but not everybody cares about the Lakers. / JVIALE

 I have happy memories of going to the Art Theatre in the 70′s. We used to sneak in booze, read sub-titles of French films and make out in the dark. It was fun being in existential despair. Now, no longer young, I’m still in existential despair, but it’s no longer fun. / JOE MACK

 JUNE 6, DAVE WIELENGA’S “ONE WOMAN’S RESPONSE TO THE SECOND+PCH ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT”

Lisa Rinaldi isn’t alone in questioning why the city is allowing these challenges to SEADIP. And if folks are arguing that SEADIP needs to be updated or “modernized” to reflect the community’s vision for South East Long Beach, well then, get busy. Until we get an open, community-driven and meaningful re-evaluation for SEADIP the only redevelopment that will be allowed on that corner is defined by SEADIP right now. And that’s commercial use, low-rise (35′ maximum) and low-density (30%+ open space). Thanks to Ms. Rinaldi and others for reading that dreadful DEIR, doing the math, and holding City Hall accountable / GORDANA

 Nature has her own ‘Sea-Dip’ plan for disposing of all these projects, no matter how law-conforming the would-be investors claim to be or how economically clever they think they are. Within decades, projected permanently risen sea levels will SEA-DIP the entire project area (and much else of LB’s Lower East Side besides) under tidal waters. Traffic impacts will shift largely from land-cars to boats. Nature’s own Sea-Dip plan reflects the overwhelming economic commitment and power of past-years’ and today’s governments and big corporations (including entities like the Port of Long Beach) to more and more world-wide industry and commerce and resulting greenhouse gas emissions and climate-change effects. / JOE WEINSTEIN

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  1. LBCityGirl
    June 13, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I remember fond late nights at the Art Theatre watching “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” They showed that on an ongoing basis throughout the 80’s. Those were some darn fun nights!

  2. oscarwildefan
    June 14, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I remember fond late nights at the Art Theatre watching “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” They showed that on an ongoing basis throughout the 80′s. Those were some darn fun nights!

    Hey, LBcitygirl,

    You watched the Rocky Horror Show! Did you show up in costume-garterbelt and stockings. If so, would you mind posting a pic?

    Joe Mack

    • LBCityGirl
      June 14, 2010 at 2:10 pm

      I was, in fact, known to occasionally dress as need for RHPS, however all evidence has been destroyed as it was quite implicating. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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