Just Another Day In The Neighborhood: Thai CDC Retreat, Library Gardening

Not as frenetic as last Saturday, but this Saturday was a day of much community activity (So what’s new?)…

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Thai CDC Strategic Board/Staff Planning Retreat

Saturday morning was spent at the Hollywest Apartments’ multipurpose room as Thai CDC had the first part of its board and staff retreat. As […]

Songkran, Songkran, Gonna Get Down On Songkran…

Sunday afternoon was spent at a great community tradition for the past eight years on the first Sunday of April: the big Songkran Thai New Year Festival on Hollywood Blvd, between Western and Normandie avenues, in Thai Town.

“Songkran” translated does not mean “New Year,” but refers to the first month of the […]

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 […]

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 […]