* Re "Unflagging Controversy in Heart of Westminster," April 15:
When my wife and I moved to Orange County from Fresno in 1977, Westminster was about the best and most affordable community near the coast where we wanted to live. What we found was a city on the skids.
Westminster was a city forced to fire its experienced teachers because it could no longer afford to pay them; a city with little or no employment, rising crime, declining property values and zero community pride; a city we abandoned in less than two years for one with better schools.
The reason Westminster attracted so many of the new Vietnamese immigrants was that they could afford to live there. Now that the city has been revitalized, some of the same idiots that let their community rot want to reclaim its "American" past.