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El Mosco

May 06, 1990

I should like to clear up once and for all an error committed by your newspaper and perpetuated by your magazine. The Topanga Canyon Town Council Board never voted to snitch on employers of day laborers. No general meeting of the Topanga Canyon Town Council ever voted to snitch on employers of day laborers.

What the Topanga Canyon Town Council has done is appropriate money for and establish twice-a-week English classes, provide dictionaries for every student and collect and distribute informational materials. We are also trying to set up a hiring site, but in this rural area, locations are limited. In addition to these efforts, a group known as PATCH (People Aiding Topanga Canyon Homeless), which grew out of discussions at the Town Council, is now feeding 40 to 60 day laborers every weekday morning.

I wish your reporters would check a little more thoroughly before recycling quotes. I did say that I'm not a racist and that I'm a member of the ACLU, but that was after The Times printed the erroneous statement that the Town Council had voted to rat on employers and had set up a hot line to do so.

JAN MOORE, Topanga

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