SF Weekly Letters January 22-28, 2014

Faux Reality

The Real World isn't dead yet: Confidence is sexy, along with a quick wit and intellect ["Playing Against Archetype," Arts & Culture, 1/15]. It seems I might just tune in after browsing through her bios.

Nia N.

Blog Comments of the Week

No need for elaborate stunts, there are simple ways to reduce pedestrian fatalities: A pie-in-the-sky article if ever there was one ["Here's How We Can Really Achieve Zero Pedestrian Deaths in San Francisco," Leif Haven, the Snitch, 1/17]. What can the public really do? Perhaps one-way streets — I cannot count how many times I could not see pedestrians crossing the street because they were obscured on account of headlights from oncoming traffic. More traffic lights — people usually stop for those. And better street lighting! S.F. is dark at night in most places. This city is the worst traffic-engineered city I have ever lived in. It practically forces you to make illegal turns just to get where you're going, and everyone does it.

Steven P.

It's the individual's fault, not the mayor's: It's very simple, people have become zombies, they've become so ingrained in their own personal world that they've literally fallen off the face of the Earth ["S.F. Calls on Mayor Ed Lee to Do Something About These Pedestrian Accidents — Now," Erin Sherbert, the Snitch, 1/15]. They walk/bike staring at or listening to their phones, with complete and total disregard with life around them. Why does our mayor have to do anything?

Brandan P.

Support local businesses over chains: Boo, no, shop local businesses ["Dunkin Donuts is Coming!" Pete Kane, SFoodie, 1/15]. I don't eat doughnuts, but there are definitely some local shops that sell doughnuts around San Francisco!

Deva O.

Spoiled brats: I don't know what this show is, but I'd still argue that it has nothing to do with being rich and everything to do with how their parents raised them ["#RichKids is Descending on San Francisco for a Game of Finders Keepers," Mollie McWilliams, the Exhibitionist, 1/14]. Money does not equate with class.

Meredith O.


In last week's feature ["The Wireless," Rachel Swan, feature, 1/15] we had two errors: We misidentified the date of a courtroom appearance by five of Joseph Ortiz's alleged associates; it happened on Dec. 20, 2013. We also misidentified the place where peace activist Drew Hendricks is from, he is from Washington state. SF Weekly regrets these errors.

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