Cerritos For Pulido

On Wednesday evening I headed down to the city of Cerritos to see my friend Mark Pulido get sworn in as member of their city council. He was elected in the March 8 election, where he was one of seven candidates vying for three seats in the at-large council. Not only did he […]

A Bass-ive Outpouring Of Love For The New Congresswoman

In between work on Sunday I was able to attend the swearing-in ceremony of freshman Congresswoman Karen Bass at Robert F. Kennedy Community School in Wilshire Center.  Attended by over 600 dignitaries, community activists, friends and constituents alike, it was a massive outpouring of love and a celebration of one woman with a long-standing […]

‘Save The Library’ Saves Itself

I recently got an email from a Ben Fuller-Googins  from the Librarians’ Guild, the union representing workers of the Los Angeles Public Library system, which, as you know, has undergone severe service cuts the past year. Ben emailed me asking how he can speak at the January 24 East Hollywood Neighborhood Council meeting regarding […]

A Call for Responsible Banking

On Monday night I attended an action rally meeting in support of a proposed Responsible Banking Ordinance for the city of Los Angeles, organized by LA Voice PICO, a multidenominational, faith-based group advocating social justice issues. Over 800 people representing various churches, synagogues, temples and mosques from across Los Angeles gathered at Church of […]

I Voted

I voted today. No, that's not me voting, but you get the picture.

Unlike some candidates, I actually vote in all of the elections (okay, so I probably missed some obscure special election for the State Board of Equalization several years ago) and have obligated my duty to do so as […]

Virtual Sanity – The Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear L.A.

Saturday was the big day for Comedy Central TV hosts John Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s “The Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear” on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Though a few friends of mine made the trip over to the big event, a few folks here in town organized a satellite event, “The […]

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 […]

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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Ain't No Party Like A Karen Bass Party!

U.S. Congress Candidate Karen Bass speaks at her Victory Party in Mid-Wilshire.

My band, Elson and the Soul Barkada, was hired to play at the election night party of California Assembly Speaker Emeritus and U.S. Congress Candidate Karen Bass on Tuesday night at the UTLA headquarters in Mid-Wilshire. We not only wowed the […]

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 […]