Finding Those He Thought Were Lost

Finding Those He Thought Were Lost

  It is a sad story, but it has a happy ending. Paul Gross was born and raised in New York in the 1960’s and 70’s.  It’s his story now to tell, but it is actually his father’s story.  One of survival, fighting back, keeping others safe, saving the life of a small... Read more
Where Else Can They Go?

Where Else Can They Go?

With Judge Carter’s ruling this week that the nearly 5,000 residents of Skid Row must be relocated from the area by October, tensions are running high among anti-homeless  advocates who fear that they will flood their neighborhood, though the skid row clearance should... Read more
Is Street Racing Out of Control?

Is Street Racing Out of Control?

A woman driver in a Prius – last Friday.  Two children in a cross walk – 2020.  Truck driver killed by 17-year-old – 2019.  Fatal crash, Ventura at Del Moreno – 2017. Three dead at Ventura and Desoto – 2016. Those are just the ones we’ve... Read more
Urban Coyote Attacks Valley Homeowner

Urban Coyote Attacks Valley Homeowner

It was Sparky’s nighttime  constitutional. My friend Sandra Mariscal carried him out the front door to the walkway, being extra cautious as there had been coyote attacks on her other dog in the last few months. Just 10 feet from the  front door of her Vista de Oro... Read more
Going Hungry in the Valley

Going Hungry in the Valley

Call it rationing.  Call it money management. Call it food insecurity.  I don’t know who put the fancy label on it, but trust me, when you’re hungry you don’t say you’re “food insecure.” You’re just hungry. How is it that in such a prosperous country, we have... Read more