Right mayor for SLO
I’m voting for Paul Brown for mayor. I am a single mother, going to school, working full time and have lived in San Luis Obispo since I was 3. I know what type of person Brown is, and I want him to lead my city.
I met Brown at the age of 16 while attending the Grizzly Youth Academy. Paul, who I know best as Sgt. Brown, was in charge of the female platoon. His motivation, persistence, patience and guidance allowed me to leave with new respect for myself. That was important since I didn’t have a father around while growing up.
Brown took the time to get to know us cadets as individuals and put in effort above and beyond what was asked of him. He taught us how to gain control of our lives and to get through tough times.
Since the Grizzly Youth Academy, I’ve run into him every once in a while. He always makes time to talk with me and see how my life is, even when I know he is in a hurry.
We need a mayor who is willing to actually listen to us and consider what we say. His dedication and determination is exactly what San Luis Obispo needs.
San Luis Obispo
Follies goes global
High praise goes to the performers of the Central Coast Follies who donate their time and talent to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Over the past seven years, they have raised $159,000 at their annual Clark Center performances.
The 24 dancing women, all from 60 to over 80 years old, practice innumerable hours weekly for 10 months to learn the routines they dance at the four-day show in October. This year’s theme is “Follies World Tour,” with songs and dances from around the globe.
Local singers, children and guest talents will contribute to a very enjoyable experience. The audience leaves with songs and rhythms filling their hearts.
Kudos to musician
Thank you for printing the incredibly uplifting story titled, “Young man brings harmony to seniors” (Sept. 13). When I opened my newspaper on a dreary, cold, foggy Monday morning and read this front-page article, I was absolutely blown away by this incredibly selfless young man’s story.
I am the mother of two 20-somethings myself, and when I think about all the things that 24-year-old Dylan Horst could be doing with his free time, such as hanging with friends or playing his music in the local club scene, the fact that he prefers to hang with the seniors in nursing homes and play his music for free is almost unbelievable!
This story has restored my faith in humanity. All I can say is kudos to Horst. Your parents must be so proud to have raised such a caring and compassionate young man. You are awesome! I would choose you over bingo any day!
Stood a little taller
We in Cambria were honored to have the 1st Marine Division Band playing in our Pinedorado parade.
I stood a little taller as I watched the 1st Marine Division Band march by. I stood a little taller as I watched everyone move away from the American Legion bar to allow the Marine band to have a drink.
I stood a little taller as a man played the Marine Corps Hymn on his bagpipes and 38 Marines stopped and came to attention.
I stood a little taller when I saw the red carpet laid out before the band as they entered their bus to return home.
I silently salute our military as they defend our country. I saw no red or blue, but rather I saw red, white and blue.
Math on Whitman
Meg Whitman, who is running for governor, is reported to be spending $100 million of her own money on the campaign. That’s a lot of money, but it’s hard to get a handle on it. Here’s one way:
If you make $100,000 a year, it would take you 1,000 years to make $100 million.
If you make $50,000 a year, it would take you 2,000 years to make $100 million.
What started out as a democracy has turned into a yard-sale for multi-millionaires.