How to Thank A Vet
Anyone who is a veteran of the armed services has seen the bumper sticker reading “Thank a vet” or had that awkward moment when a friend, co-worker or drunken barfly says, “Thank you for your service.” Don’t get me wrong; I appreciate these gestures. I am very proud of my service in the U.S. Army. However, it would be very nice if, instead of paying lip service to soldiers, these same people would write their congressmen, senators and president and demand better care for our wounded and families of our fallen heroes.
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[RE: “Home Economics of Walnut Avenue Commons,” July 10] I was very interested in this when it was first proposed. It's a wonderful idea, especially since it is located downtown where no car is necessary—and sadly, Walnut Commons is not affordable for those of us who could use a co-housing community the most: an aging population, often without families or big budgets. These are very small apartments for above market price, high HOA fees and lacking in amenities that comparable condos offer in our area.
Lavender Sofa in Good Hands
[RE: “Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore,” Aug. 14]: Paul, you will be happy to know that the purple leather sectional was sold and delivered on Grand Opening day, at a special reduced price, to the Diversity Center. We had a great first day and look forward to becoming a reliable resource for the community. Thanks to all for all of the great support.
[RE: “Escaping Queens at Cabrillo Stage,” Aug. 14]: The review said it well. We have now seen all the productions featuring Joe Ortiz, Greg Fritsch and Lori Rivera, local treasure each. This production was especially compelling because of the bittersweet biographical depictions and the incredible range of musical styles.
The photo in last week’s calendar listing about the Storytelling Festival (Stage/Arts/Events, Aug. 15) was listed with an incorrect credit. The photo was taken by Susan Hillyard. We regret the error.