Douglas Sadownick’s most glaring omission, or oversight, in the article was the failure to note that Michael Yates was an employee of CSW. He merely carried out the decisions of the board of directors. He did, however, hold the whole operation together for years, working long hours at an impossible task, and was never paid very much for his efforts. We owe Michael Yates a debt of gratitude. The Weekly owes him an apology. Your readers deserve a clear picture of what happened and who was in charge when it happened. Together, we need to focus on solving the problem, not on making new ones and causing further confusion. Perhaps that’s just too easy for you to do.
I just want to thank Christine Pelisek and Gale Holland’s OffBeat for the gem of a paragraph in the Weekly for September 1–7 on Homeboy Industries [“Homegirl Hors D’Oeuvres”]. Somehow, Pelisek, by focusing on one 19-year-old, managed to give a clear, concise picture of a radically effective, struggling organization. I enjoyed reading it and won’t forget it.
About this chain story [“‘N’ Is for Nowhere,” September 1–7]: Far as I can say, I’m about the loyalest reader your rag has here in the Southland, but if you pull this crap again I’m outta here. Is that clear?
Due to a vaguely worded press release, last week’s Rock and Pop listing for the Comatones, Mau-Maus, Toilet Boys and others at CIA failed to make it clear that these were merely video screenings, not live performances.