Marquez Response I
This is a response to 12/3 Letter to the Editor: We have similar problem in our neighborhood on a stretch of Corona del Mar between Chautauqua and Toyopa Drive, which is a Gateway to the Huntington. It’s a well-traveled section due to construction and hikers. But the trash was really bothering me so I bought rubber gloves and large black trash bags and do a monthly clean up. It’s great exercise. I figured since it was really bothering me, and presumably not bothering anyone else, I’d just have to clean it up myself.
Marquez Response II
The Marquez Avenue business block is not the shiny new Palisades Village. It is a local treasure of amazing, hardworking “Mom & Pop” services, offering family owned restaurants, a cleaners, notary public, hair and nail salon, pet grooming, veterinary care and pharmacy. Add in all the wonderful services on the Marquez Alley and the adjoining Sunset shops. All we need is a bank for one stop shopping! As a 43 year Marquez Knolls resident, our old fashioned business block is a gift. The trash cans do need to be emptied more often, as the crows search for food and create litter on the sidewalk. The name Marquez represents a proud family that settled this area, and it is so special that we still have family owned businesses serving our community.
I was horrified to learn that my wonderful and hard-working housekeeper was verbally abused by one of my El Medio Bluffs neighbors who screamed obscenities and racist rants at her while she removed plastic bottles from the woman’s recycling bin on the street. Please people, have some compassion for those who may not be as privileged as we are and who are suffering during this pandemic. My housekeeper is gainfully employed yet does not earn enough to support her family.
Hey, am I losing it or do the answers not appear in this weeks Palipost???
(Editor’s note: We inadvertently left out the answers to the crossword and Sudoku puzzles in our December 3 edition. We apologize for this mistake and have placed the solutions on this page.)
In response to last week’s question about where to shop in the Palisades: One of my favorite stores to shop is The Little Market. I love the meaning behind each gift, and everything I have picked out there has been a hit when received.
One gift we can consider giving this year is the gift of local dining. Please consider purchasing a gift card from one of our many restaurants, like Kayndaves or Cinque Terre, to support their efforts to stay open through the pandemic. Plus, those who you give to will love the food!
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