Sounds like the writer of "Welcome to Oakdale, Mexico" (July 27, Letters) has lived behind closed doors for the last four years. She needs to educate herself on changes in America. Be careful on what you say about languages — who knows what type of language your ancestors spoke! Maybe it's a blessing to California that you moved to another state.
By the way, I am a Mexican-American born and raised in Oakdale, and I have no accent.