None of this changes the fact that there are too many Americans, whether misinformed, xenophobic or just plain racist, who do spout the sort of anti-immigrant nonsense Lopez is mocking. One could debate whether Lopez's parody helps educate your readers about this problem or simply perpetuates some ugly stereotypes. Either way, connecting the Sierra Club to blatant racism, even as a parody, is not fair to us, nor does it give your readers an accurate impression of the club's work, our position on immigration or our campaign to stop the global population problem.
--Carl PopeExecutive Director, Sierra Club--Armando Soto MayorChair, Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Council
I've been a fan of Lalo Alcaraz's L.A. Cucaracha for a long time. His cartoon "Finally! The Monica Interview" [March 511] took the cake, or should I say it blew me away?
--Robby MorrisLos Angeles
SO KRISPY, SO KREMEY
Just a few quick words on Jonathan Gold's not-exactly-enthusiastic review of the new Krispy Kremes in La Habra ("Automatic Rounds," February 26March 4). Mr. Gold is obviously not a true doughnut epicure. Otherwise he might have realized that comparing a delicious Krispy Kreme to a hot Winchell's glazed is like comparing a classic '68 Mustang to a souped-up Geo Metro. The lines around the outside of the building aren't because we like the fluorescent lights, buddy. Krispy Kremes just happen to be the best doughnuts on the planet.
--Molly RysmanLos Angeles
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Until then, I wish Kateri Butler a happy retirement from the daily grind I couldn't wait to read about.
--Sean CarrilloLos Angeles
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