Throw Back Thursday "One of the Good Guys"

For the first ten years of my life I had the good fortune of living on California Avenue in Baldwin Park. The street itself was nothing more than a narrow, quarter mile stretch of asphalt, lined with homes on both sides, that abruptly dead ended. I remember it looking as though someone had cut off the street …

Dave Morales: "Spirit in the Sky Remembered"

This past Saturday marked the one year anniversary of the death of my best friend and cousin David Morales. A very melancholy day for me. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already. Saturday evening we met Dave’s wife Wallie, son Jake, daughter Jen and her family at the Wood Ranch Grill in Corona in …

TBT: "Flash Mobs: Entertainment or Organized Anarchy?" 8/2011

I always thought a ‘flashmob’ was a form of performance art. A large group of people assembled together at a particular public place and particular time, who take part in and become a part of some grand event. Someone, a person, group or organization, puts out the word by way of a text, email, tweet …

TBT: Recollections of a H.S. Counselor – Love Hurts 6/2012

Most days I consider myself very fortunate to do what I do for a living. My job is quite fulfilling and working in my old hometown as I do, it feels good to be able to give something back to the community I was raised in. Yeah most days I really love my job but …

TBT: On the Road Again: Distracted Drivers 11/13

  Driving the freeway system, toll roads, highways, byways and back roads of America can be quite exhilarating and adventurous but it can also prove to be tedious and at times extremely dangerous. Every day, for any number of reasons, tens of millions of drivers are out there taking their lives in their own hands and …