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Change is Inevitable
24th Street will continue to evolve: Neighborhoods change over time ["The Continuing Evolution of 24th Street," Cameron Scott, feature, 3/6]. Just as Latinos moved into the Irish/Italian neighborhood and built 24th Street as city residents know it now, others will move into the Latino neighborhood and establish their cultures.


Scout's Honor
Doesn't matter what the Boy Scouts say: Who cares? A person can just throw away anything that reminds him of the Eagle Scouts and forget about it ["Ties That Bind," Joe Eskenazi, News, 3/6]. If they think he's still a member that's completely irrelevant.


California's Spin on BBQ
BBQ in Texas is no frills and no sauce: Terms that do not go with BBQ: cocktail programs, chefs, elegant plating, and gouda ["To Barbecue Is to Argue," Anna Roth, Eat, 3/6]. I'm betting this place has cloth napkins. No thanks, I'll take my BBQ at the curb. Interesting that he's from Texas and provides something called "Texas red sauce." In most parts of Texas a person would be shot for even suggesting sauce goes with BBQ.


Blog Comments of the Week
A look at racism in alternative communities: This article has some useful points about how racism should be called out in all communities ["Sex-Positive Racism: Holding Alt Communities Accountable," Chris Hall, the Exhibitionist, 3/1]. However, I'm not sure I'm really convinced that the alternative communities it's targeting are particularly more racist. If anything the article points out exactly how the communities responded to these acts ... The events were shut down. And that's good! All communities need to be aware of their internal racism, but it's ridiculous to try to pretend that sex-positive/alternative communities hold a significantly large portion of responsibility.


Lock-picking classes aren't just for criminals: Fear! Uncertainty! Doubt! Panic! Sensationalist media is at it again ["Mayor Jean Quan Promotes Lock-Picking Classes, Gives Young Burglars a Chance to Succeed," Erin Sherbert, the Snitch, 2/28]. Does the writer really think that burglars don't already have these skills? Or that picking a lock is, in any way, easier than just breaking a window and opening the door? If she thinks this is a terrible idea, then she should attend the workshop and see how much fun it can be to finally open a lock that's been eluding her.


In a story in the Drink 2013 special issue ["Pucker Up," Jason Henry, 3/6] we wrote that Drake's Barrel House is in San Francisco. It's actually in San Leandro. In the Cocktails Listings section of the same issue we misidentified the current owners of 15 Romolo. They are Aaron Gregory Smith, Jon Gasparini, and Greg Lindgren. SF Weekly regrets the errors.


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