March 6 2013 02:25 PM

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In the lead photo on Page 23 of last week's issue, we misidentified three of the five sound artists whom Alex Zaragoza wrote about in her Art & Culture feature, ‘The mad scientists." The SNAFU was a result of Zaragoza getting "clockwise" confused with "counter-clockwise." Zaragoza claims to be from Mexico; we now suspect she's really from Australia (h/t Adam Vieyra).

At any rate, counter-clockwise from bottom left, they were: Scott Nielsen, Demetrius Antuna, Sam Lopez, Bart Stull and Clint Davis. Sorry, guys.

Too soon

Wow. I'm compelled to comment on the recent restaurant review by Jenny Montgomery ["North Fork," Feb. 20]: I found it in very poor taste that she joked around about "pervs in the suburbs" and the "swingers" reference, due to the fact that the area/community was traumatized about 10 years ago: the Danielle Van Dam murder. I think CityBeat might have done a better job of editing this piece. Just sayin'.

Barbara Radford, Escondido

Check your facts

Since Craig Thompson seems to take everything that and Roger Hedgecock say at face value [Letters," Feb. 13], I doubt he's interested in facts, but I'll try.

First, yes, there is security staff at Sidwell Friends, where the Obama children go, but they are not armed. There's also no evidence at all that any of the shooters he mentioned are registered Democrats; as a matter of fact, there doesn't seem to be any evidence at all to figure out which party any of them may have been associated with.

I was able to find out all of this very quickly with a simple web search. Mr. Thompson might want to try that before he writes his next letter to the editor.

Lenora Dody, Hillcrest

The fallacy of need

I don't always pick up CityBeat, but I'll make more of a habit of it after reading Edwin Decker's piece on the pro-gun control argument that "no one needs an assault rifle" ["Sordid Tales," Feb. 20]. He did a fantastic job of pointing out its fallacy: In a free country, the rationale for banning or regulating something should not be perceived "need." It's not that some things shouldn't be banned or regulated, but that vacuous argument is a dangerous slippery slope.

John Nienstedt, Sr., Bankers Hill


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