Role model’s simple act of strength Sat, Mar 11 2017 12:00 PM

Barbara came by the office Wednesday. That she came in bearing baked goods is nothing extraordinary. My friend has been visiting and dropping off desserts (and contributing to my expanding waistline) for years. She is to baking what Michelangelo is t [..]

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You never know who you will meet among those seeking shelter

At South Bay Community Center Interfaith Shelter, it’s common to meet single mothers, drifters, or young families. The homeless shelter hosts an assortment of people plagued by bad luck, poor choices, or both. Victor Ogunniyi is not someone [..]

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Knowing he thinks Muslims explode

In the same way I appreciate the muscle-headed 20-something men who openly refer to Mexicans as “beaners” and the neo-nazi white supremacists with SS or Celtic crosses visibly tattooed on their bodies, I appreciate Hector Gastelum. Gas [..]

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Equal opportunity mocking of all

When a few years ago stories emerged about former Sweetwater Union High School District superintendent Jesus Gandara inviting district contractors to his daughter’s wedding, the man was mocked, ridiculed and ultimately found guilty in an [..]

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What to wear, what to wear?

Unfortunately the president of the United States has recently and in the past said so many ridiculous, inarticulate and nonsensical things in person and via Twitter (“As far as the cyber, I agree to parts of what Secretary Clinton said. We shou [..]

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