What in the world makes anyone think the destruction of headstones in a cemetery is funny or just a prank?
My heart was in my throat thinking of how the families must feel. While some might be old and the families are either far away or no longer alive, well, there are others buried there who do have families close — who visit the grave sites to feel closer to their loved ones — and whether or not that is something that anyone else does, certainly just a basic respect for the rights of others and private property would make one think that such pranks are not acceptable.
Seems to me that’s one of the things we are seeing more and more these days — a lack of respect for the rights of others: to put up a headstone in a cemetery (and expect it to be left alone), to walk unassaulted down a street, to not have to worry that our communities are going to be filled with trash.
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A different Brown
I am not certain how many answer to the name Russ Brown in San Luis Obispo, but apparently at least two. For the record, I am not the one to critique the architectural design of the Garden Street Terraces at the City Council meeting of Tuesday, Nov. 1. I know because I was celebrating Mass for the Feast of All Saints at the time.
Rev. Russell Brown
Pastor, Old Mission Church
Bravo, Opera SLO
Bravo to our very own opera company Opera SLO for the delightful and lively performance of “The Yeomen of the Guard.”
Our local chorus was so beautiful it gave me goosebumps.
We are so fortunate to have a professional company of such high quality in our community.
For those of you who have regrets missing this performance, I encourage you to experience the great beauty of opera by attending “Don Pasquale” on March 31 and April 1 at the Performing Arts Center.
Regarding the headline “Opponents of Terraces out in force” (Nov. 2): As one of the “opponents,” I found that headline quite misleading.
In fact, the vast majority of those commenting during the Nov. 1 council meeting was not opposed to the Garden Street Terraces project — virtually all of the commenters supported the overall development. Most see the “Terraces” as a positive addition to the downtown, providing mixed-use facilities, a much more attractive Garden Alley, improved pedestrian flow and downtown hotel space.
The “opponents” were not calling for stopping the project but instead calling for specific changes to make particular aspects more consistent with the existing downtown, its history, small-town feel and pedestrian-friendly appeal.
The changes were not intended to duplicate but to complement existing structures. Most speakers hoped the project would be approved with needed changes.
San Luis Obispo
My hat is off to Joe Tarica (“Joetopia,” Oct. 30). First time in recent memory I have read a writer (especially headline writers) who distinguishes between founder and flounder, the latter being a fish.