Letters to the Editor, March 26, 2014

Smash Mouth guy writes in, Carrillo-Bosco text messages bad, medical marijuana good, more

Smash Mouth Speaks

If I had to guess, I’d say [L38] are trying to be versatile for the sake of getting a whole big range of generations (“Bodacious Bottlerock,” March 19). A little something for everyone, know what I mean?

Have you ever seen us play? It’s a fun show, and we have fun with the crowd—well these days, anyway. Keep it real.

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Thank You, Readers

Thanks a ton to the Bohemian for the recognition (“Best Of,” March 19). And congrats to the others noted here doing great work in the community in the area of food and drink.

The CropMobster team and our entire community appreciates this a great deal. The award sparks the next level of momentum for us, and we’ll keep working our tails off to do you proud.


Thank you, everyone, for giving us our fifth win for best bookstore in Marin! We are honored and thrilled to serve our community.

San Rafael

Textual Transgressions

Kudos to the Bohemian for the excellent article exposing the texts between Mr. Bosco and Mr. Carrillo, and for finally providing justification for what many of us have suspected all along—that there is, indeed, a cozy political relationship between the two (“The Telltale Text,” March 19). Personally, I found the text messages between them very disturbing, as they seem to call into question the very reason why the PD provided so much coverage on several aspects of the Andy Lopez story, and that is, in and of itself, quite sad.

There is no question that the Andy Lopez story overshadowed the sordid tale of Captain Underpants’ nocturnal transgressions and subsequent arrest emanating therefrom, if only for a relatively short time. But the text message that really turned my stomach was when Mr. Bosco congratulated Effie on his appointment to the board of Sonoma Clean Power. No one—and I mean no one—with whom I have spoken has voiced anything but criticism and derision for this terribly misguided appointment, which was made by chairman of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors David Rabbitt, and now Mr. Bosco is congratulating Effie for this? Puh-lease!

I suppose we must look on the bright side, for if we have learned anything from this text-message thread it is that we now have been provided with unmistakable proof as to just exactly where the allegiances of some of our county’s movers and shakers lie. That is food for thought that I am having a hard time swallowing.

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Support Medical Marijuana

When a loved one is in pain, wasting away unable to eat, and needs this marvelous herb in order to increase their appetite, reduce the overwhelming pain and live as healthy and happily as they can with the time they have left, let’s have the compassion to allow them to have it (“Pass the Dutchie,” March 19). Stop treating medical-marijuana patients like second-rate citizens and common criminals by forcing them to the dangerous black market for their medicine. Risking incarceration to obtain the medicine you need is no way to be forced to live. Support medical marijuana now!

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Best Dept. of Corrections

Napa County’s winner for “Best Nonprofit,” Feast It Forward, listed in last week’s Best Of issue, is an organization connecting food lovers with charitable causes, though is not itself a nonprofit. Also, Sonoma County Honorable Mention winner for “Best Birthday Party Place,” Scandia Family Fun Center, contained an error in the contact information. Scandia’s phone number is 707.584.1398. We apologize for the errors.

Putting at the windmill

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