Writing East Hollywood History

Santa Monica Blvd, east of Vermont, circa 1954. The Cahuenga Branch Library can be seen right of center (From USC Digital Archives)

I’ve never thought of myself as a historian. I’ve always been interested in history, particularly local history, and I’ve always been an active writer…but never a historian.

But oftentimes, you grow […]

A Brush With History

I’d have to say that my musical exploits has lead me to interesting places. Playing music and singing at funerals might be depressing or morbid to some but they can be inspiring events, especially when you get to know about the deceased’s impact on not only their family and friends, but the world. And […]

15 Years Ago Today: My Article In The L.A. Times

When I was an awkward teenager in junior high school, I developed a love for writing and decided that I wanted to be a journalist when I grew up. My dream was to one day be a reporter for the L.A. Times.  I even had the prescience back then to believe that “news will […]