Thursday, June 11, 2009
South County Sustainability
I wanted to compliment you on the article about Gonzales and G3. It could not have turned out better and I enjoyed reading it very much. I also really enjoyed the front cover concept and artwork.
It is only Tuesday and the responses, inquiries and opportunities presented from non-profits, businesses, groups and organizations has kept the whole of the city’s staff busy. Please know that, in a significant way, your decision to inquire into the G3 program and report on it has done much to strengthen that program and support the community in moving forward toward its sustainability goals.Maury Treleven | Consultant, City of Gonzales
Elements of Style Debated
“Bodies and Souls: The Queer Community in Monterey County Finds Common Cause and New Common Meeting Grounds,” is a great article. However, I have one best friend and one relative who are gay. I object to the term “queer” but am informed that many of their “community” do accept, useand even like that term.
With at least 5 percent and possibly 10 percent of world population in their “community,” there’s nothingqueer about it.
Use of the term implies something is wrong, and that’s not right !aDave Zaches | Monterey
Bigotry Not Dead
I am distressed by the signs placed around Salinas promoting a “Homosexual Presentation” on June 12th. Though they have no other information but a phone number, a quick call identified the event as sponsored by the International Healing Foundation, a disturbing group whose motive is to try to ‘FIX’ gay men and women. Shame on the Petra Bible Church for hosting a bigoted group of evangelicals trying to force heterosexuality on others.Andrew Bann | Salinas
Face Time for LGBT Image
Wow, I am blown away! The story is fabulous, and it is just what is needed in this county right now. (We) started getting calls at 8 in the morning from people who didn’t even know there was an active LGBT community in Monterey County. And putting a face on that LGBT community is so important, I am super-honored to be one of those faces! I have to admit, it was shocking and mind-blowing to see myself on the cover. So Nic, thanks for making me look OK!
I can’t even tell you how much we ALL appreciate the attention you’ve given to this story. You totally rock!Sara Meuse | Aromas
In last week’s Updates, we erred on the time of Don Bowen’s “Around Town” radio show on KNRY. It’s Saturday mornings from 10-11am.
And in last week’s Squid column, the photograph censored by the Monterey County Herald was taken by Kim Weston, not Edward. The Weekly regrets the error, and the censorship.