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Re: “Janet Napolitano's Statement

Red Star, When someone mentions the word HANDOUT, I think of greyhound racing and how that industry gets a big state hardship tax credit among other things. I thought Janet would've been a better choice for Department of Education or even Attorney General.

Posted by Karyn Zoldan on 12/02/2008 at 4:27 PM

Re: “New Airline: Reduces Carbon Footprint

Don, I knew that which is why I posted the message in the first place. It's an online media company trying to stand out in a crowded field. Obviously they succeeded.

Posted by Karyn Zoldan on 06/08/2008 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Weird Story of the Week

Stu died from a brain aneurism. He spent a few days in the hospital in a coma surrounded by friends (from the homeless to the well employed) prior to dying. Drug addict? Unlikely. Recreational user, probably. How do you live homeless in Humboldt County? I don't know. I was cold the entire time I was there and it was misting or raining. There was a dampness that wouldn't go away. At least I had a winter jacket and could go into a warm motel room. Is it schizophrenia? Probably. Depression? Probably. About 10 years ago, Lucy and her mother had gone to Arcata trying to get services for Stu who would have nothing to do with it because with services came rules and Stu always wanted to be his own man.

Posted by Karyn Zoldan on 11/19/2007 at 5:00 PM

Re: “What a Difference Four Years Make

Red Star, Chris Limberis passed away two years ago. Check it out -

Posted by Karyn Zoldan on 11/08/2007 at 4:04 PM

Re: “What a Difference Four Years Make

Wanda, You have a good memory but of course that was before I moved to Tucson. I googled triano + La Paloma + Tucson and came up with and another one written by Chris Limberis

Posted by Karyn Zoldan on 11/08/2007 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Coffee Shops + No 'Weekly' = ???

Wanda, Everyone eats and food usually brings people together so I can see how the topic of food would have the most comments. Food is also a safer topic than politics or other topics. On that note, I write a food blog (shameless self promotion) and the posts need comments. The blog is not Tucson specific. Check it out at

Posted by Karyn Zoldan on 04/27/2007 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Hey, Writers!

My comment is not as dramatic but my first writing gig was writing restaurant reviews for the Downtown News, which was and probably still the weekly newspaper that served downtown Los Angeles. I was never allowed to write anything negative because the editor said that a restaurant was either an existing advertiser or a potential advertiser. My articles appeared every other week and I wrote about lunch. I worked in civil service at the time and going out to lunch on someone else's dime was the highlight of our boring routine while at work anyway. If I went to a Chinese restaurant and said the broccoli was limp, I had to say something positive in the same sentence like for instance but the egg roll was crispy. It was hard because not every restaurant was a WOW. What also made it hard was that I was a minor celebrity in my office building of 5,000 people and I became very well known and people believed what I wrote and wanted to experience the same thing. Once I went to a new place and the food was bad as was the service. There was absolutely nothing good to say about the place except that it was conveniently located on the tram stop. I called the editor and told him what happened and he said he would review it. He gave it a glowing review. I did the reviewing for about 2.5 years and then my department moved to the San Fernando Valley and there was no way I could get downtown for lunch any more so that was the end of writing for many years. While it was often fun, it was also deceitful. I'm glad the Weekly doesn't have that policy.

Posted by Karyn Zoldan on 02/16/2007 at 6:56 PM

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