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, […]

Garcetti’s LAND Double-Whammy (Part 1): Echo Park & Historic Filipinotown Summit

About 50 community members attended the Council District 13 Los Angeles Neighborhood Dreams Initiative (LAND) Summit for the Echo Park and Historic Filipinotown neighborhoods on Saturday morning at Echo Park’s Angelus Temple (Previous posts for the Hollywood and Atwater Village summits here). The three-hour community visioning workshop, which took place in a youth center […]

A True Soldier’s Final Salute

On Saturday, I attended the funeral of Faustino “Peping” Baclig, a beloved figure in our local Filipino community best known for spearheading efforts to lobby for recognition and equity for Filipino World War II veterans. He died on February 27 at age 89.

Many people in the Filipino community in Southern California have some […]

Garcetti Hosts Planning Town Hall in Silver Lake

After being bombarded for weeks by my friends who work at the Council District 13 office (as well as friends who have no direct connection with Garcetti or the district), the day has finally come: The CD13 Planning Town Hall at Mayberry Elementary School in Silver Lake. The purpose was to meet the new […]