public hearing: save sundays at the thai temple

A couple of months ago, I wrote about Wat Mongkolratanaram, the 27-year-old Thai Buddhist temple in Berkeley that's recently come under attack from neighbors objecting to its Sunday Food Offering, a weekly Bay Area cultural tradition for the last twenty-five years.

Basically, a small group of opposing neighbors started a campaign to shut down the Sunday Food Offering, complaining that it generates traffic, noise, trash and the "offensive odors" the Temple food apparently emits. Yeah. Like I said before, why do I get the feeling nobody would be complaining about the smell of spaghetti and meatballs?

The public hearing about the situation, which was previously scheduled for last December, was rescheduled for this week, February 12, at Berkeley City Hall. If you're in the area, and want to support and help save Sundays at the Thai Temple, come out to the hearing. For more information, go to SavetheThaiTemple.com.

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