I find it inexplicable that the administration of Dos Pueblos High School would allow Katy Perry to give the performance that she did at the school last week. Have we honestly sunk to the point where we need to debate the wisdom of having a celebrity sing “I wanna see your peacock, cock, cock” to a group of 15-, 16-, and 17-year-old students over and over again in a school setting?—Andrew Norris, S.B.
Thank you for the artistic Katy Perry cover. I have seen Katy in various TV interviews being so proud of her hometown, Santa Barbara, which she loves. She is now one of the top two recognizable names in pop music in the Americas and Europe (along with Lady Gaga) and is such a Santa Barbara fan and promoter! I’m sure if the local tourism board asked, she’d be glad to do, for free, some tourist promos. A connection with popular culture is what brings interest and business. Look at all the Russian tourists who descended on town after the Santa Barbara soap opera started playing in Russia!—William Noack, S.B.