|Bulldozers at Chavez Ravine|
I sent the article to Millard, a true blue angeleno and Dodger lover and got this terse response:
This is pure horseshit. Chavez Ravine was a total dump, a hell-hole nobody missed except the squatters who lost their free ride. Nobody wanted to go there, always avoided it. Except for people like Millard Sheets who painted the 'local flavor'.
Maybe it was a dump, Millard, it was a poor community. Poor people don't have a lot of expendable money to live in palatial estates like you rich folks did up in the valley. They usually ended up in barrios. Chavez had a long standing community and tradition that got literally steamrolled. I don't blame these guys for still being pissed. One man's dump is another hombre's palacio. Dig?
Faithful blog reader and surf impressario Allan Seymour sent me this letter:
Tomorrow is the double-double. The Cubs Season Opener on WGN at 11:00 AM, and the Padres Season Opener with the great Vin Scully on L.A. television at 4:00 PM.
Petco's pastoral surrounding frames the hopeless Padres. Let's just go-a-head and call them the Cubs of the NL Western Division.
I would like to take you to a Padre game this year.
Check out an interview I did with thaliasurf.com For a brief moment I felt Sommersesk recalling my youth, and sharing my opinions.
Yesterday was an epic day at San Onofre. In your travels try to stop by my home/gallery in Capistrano Beach.
I would love to catch a game. I have refrained from saying I told you so about recently departed Padres CEO Jeff Moorad but he turned out to be the pompous pretender I said he was. All hat and no cattle. Wonder if Moores will let them flounder? Now I can go back to being a Padres fan again. Hope they come to their senses and bring in the fences. Long right field turns our hitters into eunuchs and they are never the same again.
Also Allan, I know it sounds like heresy but I am not a Scully fan. Puts me to sleep. Would much rather listen to Jerry Coleman.