My family and I had just moved to Los Angeles and we were eager to discover the city’s diversity.
One Saturday, we took our children to lunch in Japantown. When we began to place our order, a man with a familiar voice approached our table to suggest we order his favorite items. We did and they were delicious.
When we asked for our check, we learned that he had already paid it, before quietly departing. Now’s our chance to offer a belated “thank you” to you, Bill Cosby.
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You can see Cosby perform Sept. 26 at the Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo.
Kudos to Klumpp
Gayle Cuddy’s article praises the fundraising efforts and resulting accomplishments of Millie Klumpp, who continues to help the Kenyan community from which she came (“A.G. woman stays true to her school back in Kenya,” Sept. 8). It also gives an account of how Klumpp attended St. Francis Nyangajo Girls Boarding School in Kendu Bay.
I would like to correct a misconception that appears in the second paragraph about the inability of Klumpp’s parents to pay her school fees. At the time, Klumpp’s mum, who I am proud to say is my wife of 11 years, was raising three younger sons in addition to Klumpp, while working full time to support her family.
The cost of a private school in Nairobi city was beyond her mother’s means, but the cost in the countryside was significantly less and affordable. Thus, Klumpp lived with her grandmother and attended the school she is now helping.
This clarification does not in any way diminish the commendable accomplishments of my step-daughter. We are proud of what she is doing and we will continue to support her in every way.
Klumpp is what she is today, following the family tradition of helping others, in no small part due to the upbringing by her mother who taught all of her children the proper values in life.
San Luis Obispo
‘Lipstick on a pig’
The San Luis Obispo City Council found $640,000 to paint light poles and buy newspaper racks, was able to afford $319,000 for the city manager and keeps approving mega-projects like Chinatown and the Garden Street behemoth.
Meanwhile, have you noticed the lipstick-on-a-pig coating on Marsh Street, put there instead of fixing this deplorable street?
I’m sure Jan Marx and Andrew Carter are nice people, but what about their judgment? Let’s oust these two and try two new people. Could we do any worse?
W. Henry Powers
San Luis Obispo
Recession or not?
Let me see if I can understand this. I keep reading everyday that we are still in a recession, yet all of a sudden, President Barack Obama and his cronies say that the recession actually ended last June.
This is an election year. Should I believe them? I don’t think I will.
I hope everyone keeps in mind that “truth in advertising” does not apply to politicians. They are below that.
David T. Manion