He was the first person I saw as I entered the Rite Aid on K Street His long dark blonde hair tied up in pony tail, skin dark from the sun. I couldn’t tell how old he was, somewhere between mid twenties to mid thirties. He was wearing a Jean jacket and held on to … More homeless? Sub-Human?
Eighty seven miles northeast of Sacramento is the City of Paradise. Last night around 6:45 pm “The Camp Fire” Jump a line and destroyed this eighteen square mile city, population 27,000. As of 4am today more than 35,000 people have been evacuated in the area as the fire has not been contained. Six people have … More Fresh Not Frozen: “Paradise Gone”
An Iraqi refugee remembers the day when 12 of his relatives, including a six-month-old, died in the Battle for Mosul. Mohamed fled Mosul after a US attack, apparently targeting an ISIL sniper, killed 12 relatives including his mother, father and six siblings [Jawahir Hassan Al-Naimi/Al Jazeera] By: Richard Hardigan/Al Jazerra Lesbos, Greece – At 5am … More From Mosul to Moria: ‘A US air strike killed all of my family’
Sub-Saharans in Tangier pray to be ‘lucky ones’ who reach Spain The popular Morocco-Spain route comes with danger, as authorities carry out raids and the navy fires on migrant boats. Migrants and refugees often ask Father Martinez of the Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral for assistance and prayers [Joe Wallen/Al Jazeera] By: Joe Wallen/Al … More Why are Africans in Morocco Praying to Reach Europe?
Sacramento is the fastest growing big city in the State of California. The capital city has seen a 9.4 increase in rent, three times higher than the national average and double the states average. With rents averaging $1700, the Capital city has become an attractive and lower cost alternative to renters in the San Francisco … More Rent Control Sacramento: The City offers a Bandaid to slow the bleeding
Hard times can happen in a second to anyone. In 2008, millions of Americans who believed they where on a solid ground financially found themselves out of work. Millions lost their homes and cars. As a result, I’m one of those people who do not take life for granted. I’m always worried about money and … More Hard Times and Selective Palate’s in Downtown Oakland