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Anderson responds: The portion of Commissioner Kelly’s statement you refer to occurred during Q&A at his initial press conference, according to an NYPD spokesman. At press time for our story, the commissioner’s office, when reached for comment, did not repeat his statement.L.A. Weekly’s story makes no reference to the race or ethnicity of either Timothy Stansbury Jr. or Officer Richard Neri.‰
WHERE ARE YOUR MANNERS?
I read your reply to the disgruntled woman who was offended by the waiter at Valentino’s, and I just want to say I thought it was really good [“Ask Mr. Gold,” January 30–February 5]. You were diplomatic, but addressed her issue. I remember when people started calling me ma’am, and I was surprised, but hey, we all grow up! Personally, I think her reaction to the situation was a little too precious, and she just may be married to herself.
Also, I grew up here in L.A. in the ’60s and ’70s and have watched the amazing transformation that this city has been through. I remember when the Valley was basically white-bread. You do such a great job describing all the different ethnic foods and cultures that spring from this huge melting pot. I always enjoy your reviews!
The Canterbury Tale
I just want to write a quick note to say thanks for printing “Old Rottenhat” [January 23–29]. It’s great to see the “Canterbury scene” getting a positive reappraisal after decades of guilt by association. (Can’t blame these guys for ELP, can we?) Especially nice that most of them are still around to enjoy the resurgence, and they’re still making great music on their own terms. Good job as always by John Payne!
What the hell? In Ron Stringer’s article “Fire and Tarnation” [January 23–29], he refers to filmmaker Jonathan Caouette’s “rather too early exposure to Colored Girls Who Have Committed Suicide.” The fact that such an inaccurate title reference made it to print exposes the writer’s laziness or ignorance of the significance of Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. Sometimes too-early exposure is better than no exposure at all. Tighten it up, yo.
Due to production errors, passages from two articles were missing in last week’s paper. Howard Blume’s article on the South Carolina primary was missing a large section in the middle. To read the complete story, go to www.laweekly.com/ink/04/11/news-blume.php. In addition, the bottom of last week’s “Triple Echo” column, by John Payne, got cut off. The complete text is available at www.laweekly.com/ink/04/11/triple-payne.php.
In the article “Cracking the Clubbing Code: K-town After Dark” [February 6-12], the L.A. Weekly reported, “Asian party promoters like ON Productions and Limelight are hosting parties at Gotham Hall in Santa Monica, at Cinespace or the Key Club, so the scene is getting more dispersed.” Limelight has held events at Cinespace as well as such clubs as the Ivar, and ON Productions has hosted events at Garden of Eden, Pig ’n Whistle and other venues. A third company, Visionshock Entertainment, has hosted parties at the Key Club, Gotham Hall and Cinespace, among other night spots.
In the same article, Le Privé was identified as the biggest club in Los Angeles. It actually ranks second, behind Circus Disco Nightclub.