Infinitely More (To Write About) – My New KCET Column!

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I’m proud to announce my debut as a contributing weekly SoCal Focus columnist for KCET television’s website!

This all transpired in the past few weeks when, one Friday, I received a rejection letter from a job I had recently applied and interviewed for. I though I would land the job, […]

Dodger Stadium Beating Suspect Arrested — A Little Too Close To Home

The apartment complex at 822 N. Mariposa Ave, where Dodger Stadium beating suspect Giovanni Ramirez was arrested on Sunday morning.

I heard the Big News Story Of The Week on Sunday morning while driving. So went the radio:

“There’s been a breaking development in the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow. The LAPD […]

The PreSCidential Visit: Obama Speaks at USC

Yeah, I’ve met the President, and seen Barack Obama and Bill Clinton do speeches (as candidates only), but I’ve never seen any sitting President of the United States – do a speech. And how often does the POTUS get to speak at my alma mater? I had to go down to USC on Friday […]

L.A. Times Article Highlights Cahuenga Library, Branch Cuts

Got an email from Julia Griswold from the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council who shared a link to this article in today’s Los Angeles Times that talks about the recent cuts in service to the L.A. Public Library system affecting youth patrons, while their lives face other distractions, such as midnight video game launch events.

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Thai CDC Helps To Bust Human Traffickers

I serve as a board member of the local nonprofit, Thai Community Development Center which has recently garnered headlines for helping the federal government indict Mordechai Orian of the labor recruiting company Global Horizons, Inc. and five other individuals with conspiracy to commit forced labor and servitude. If found guilty, they could face […]

Motorcadin' With The President

On Monday and Tuesday I had the unique opportunity to be one of the drivers in President Barack Obama‘s motorcade during his 18-hour visit to Los Angeles this week.

Wait, WHAT?!

That’s right, I was one of nine people chosen (and vetted) to drive the vehicles in the President of the United States’ motorcade.

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Hangin’ With Obama [Archived]

Note: This blog entry was originally posted on a MySpace.com blog and archived here on 8/23/2010.

Presidential Candidate Barack Obama spoke in Los Angeles today to roughly about 2,000 people at Rancho Cienega Sports Complex in Mid-City L.A. Preceded by a performance by John Densmore and Tribal Jazz (yes, that’s THE John Densmore, drummer […]