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SF Weekly Letters July 9-15, 2014 


Smoke Out

New fire pit rules extinguish all the fun: Geez, I can't remember how many times we would get the "free" wood pallets from behind Safeway and drag them down to the beach, light them up and hang out until 4 a.m. ["Doused," Joe Eskenazi, Sucka Free City, 7/2]. It's the perfect place to have late-night fun with your friends and not bother anyone else, why take that away?

Alex G.

Another reader points out neighbors may appreciate new curfew rule: I think it blows, but people who live on Great Highway [may be] thankful that they no longer have to smell burning-tire smoke all night.

Eric J.

Blog Comments of the Week

Keep San Francisco weird: San Francisco was the main reason I moved [to the Bay Area] from L.A. ["San Francisco Ranks Fourth Best City in U.S., Still Number One to Us," Mollie McWilliams, the Exhibitionist, 7/2]. Here's to hoping it thrives with culture, art, and diversity — and not exploited by rich techie/yippies. Keep San Francisco weird!

Theresa A.

From felon to model: Good for him ["Jeremy Meeks: NorCal's Hottest Felon to Get Modeling Contract," Erin Sherbert, the Snitch, 7/2]. It's hard for someone with a felony to get good work. This might be his opportunity.

Honey K.

Another reader feels differently about felon's new opportunity: What a joke. Gratifying a convicted felon. This is such BS. That guy broke into people's houses and ruined people's lives. There are people out there who can't sleep at night [because of fear of someone breaking in] and he is getting positive reactions from the ladies out there — just like the women who send Scott Peterson money. What is wrong with people?

Justin S.

Just put an age restriction on marijuana and be done with it already: [The government needs to] do what has been done with tobacco and alcohol and let the grownups use it ["Tobacco Is Healthier Than Marijuana, Says Obama's Drug Doctor," Chris Roberts, the Snitch, 7/1]. Adults are old enough to make decisions for themselves, and informed enough. America is not a bunch of children running around. Oh, and it gets rid of black-market sellers to have it legal, which, people know, includes those willing to sell it to children. The reason marijuana use and other drugs go hand-in-hand is because the people willing to take the risk to sell it are willing to take all kinds of other risks too, like pushing crack. Make it legal for adults, and stop the whining. [The government is] making the situation worse, not better.



In last week's dining review ["4505 Burgers & BBQ and Smokestack: Style of Barbecue Continue to Mingle in San Francisco, Anna Roth, 6/25] we printed the wrong first name for Magnolia Brewing's owner Dave McLean. SF Weekly regrets the error.


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