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Fourth of July

I hope, by now, that you’ve had a chance to read my story in the latest issue of San Pedro Today. If not, you can read the online version here. I hadn’t planned on writing another memorial so soon after the one I did for Anne Hansford, the historical society archivist…but life always has other […]



Six years ago today, I was sitting on the patio down at Acapulco celebrating my Mom’s 50th birthday. Turning 50 is enough of a reason to celebrate but for your 50th birthday to fall on your favorite weekly holiday, Margarita Monday, it was an EXTRA special occasion. Anyone who has been following me since my […]


PODCAST: Kari Burgos

Ten years ago Kari Burgos filled in for her mentor and friend at Inner Harmony Yoga on 9th Street. Little did she know that she would have to take over the entire business in just two short months. Kari shares the story of how her life was forever changed when she inherited a yoga studio […]


Announcing Waterfront Wednesdays

Today I’m officially kicking off Waterfront Wednesdays, a year long project to discover our portion of the L.A. Waterfront. The plan is to cover a segment of the waterfront every Wednesday, starting with the Vincent Thomas Bridge and working my way south, ending with the federal breakwater. In 2009, I embarked on a similar journey […]


IN MEMORIAM: Jay Adams 1961-2014

In a skate town, like San Pedro, the news of Jay Adams’ passing hits a little harder. Jay Adams was a skateboarding legend and an idol to many a kid on four wheels. No one embodied the spirit of skateboarding culture more than Jay- he was a thrill seeking, freedom chasing bad ass who lived […]