Photo by Flavia Potenza
Somebody drove to the library and the Starbucks drive-in wasnâ€™t there yet.
Starbucks and the Topanga Library! What fool endorsed this one? Who is getting paid off? I hope we Topangans get to vote on this crap!!!
I LOVED the April Fools issue. A classic! Canâ€™t wait for that new Starbucks!
I wasnâ€™t sure if this was part of the April Fools Day theme in a couple of other places in this issue, but personally, any time people try to reduce our beautifully interesting community into stereotypes, it really rubs me the wrong way. Iâ€™m genuinely not impressed with Miles Ericksonâ€™s version of â€śhumorâ€ť (â€ś18 Types of Topangansâ€ť) But, the drive-through Starbucks was quite over-the-top, and funny. If folks only read the headline or first sentence, they might flip out. It was obviously a joke by about sentence three. Thanks for the willingness to be playful. Iâ€™m an avid reader and not going anywhere. I genuinely adore the work that you do as a newspaper.
â€śOver the weekend a very upset constituent contacted me to share her feelings about the Topanga library being converted to a Starbucks. I am reading the article now and got quite the chuckle!â€ť
I looked in the paper here, and I see that they want to tear down the library and put in a Starbucks. Nobody needs a coffee shop there. I mean, itâ€™s the library. I donâ€™t get it. Thatâ€™s where the kids go after school. And they just built that a few years ago. What in the hellâ€™s the story? Iâ€™ll have a hundred people, or hundreds, saying, â€śThis ainâ€™t cool! We donâ€™t need to have that!â€ť This is the most ridiculous thing ever. I donâ€™t get how this even became a thing. Starbucks? Driving in, driving out, on the worst curve in the Canyon? Oh, man! Terrible, terrible, terrible.
To those who â€śgot itâ€ť and those who didnâ€™t, thank you all!
We just couldnâ€™t help ourselves! How could The Canyon Chronicle not publish a few jokes when our pub date was April 1?! So we seized the talent and the day and went for it. I hope by now, everyone is reading it again in the context that was intended and having a good laugh! Itâ€™s good for the soul and a reminder not to take ourselves too seriously.