Sacramento’s Recipe for Disaster: Homeless Teenagers in Trailers?


Really Really Bad Idea! The Mayor and the City Council rubber stamped a very bad idea Tuesday night.  Perhaps they should have polled a group of parents with 18-24 year old adult children before voting. Perhaps, I’m missing a few details in the plan for the trailers.  Perhaps they have included 24/7 on site security/police. Continue reading “Sacramento’s Recipe for Disaster: Homeless Teenagers in Trailers?”

Fresh Not Frozen: “Paradise Gone”


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 haveContinue reading “Fresh Not Frozen: “Paradise Gone””

From Mosul to Moria: ‘A US air strike killed all of my family’


  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 5amContinue reading “From Mosul to Moria: ‘A US air strike killed all of my family’”

Why are Africans in Morocco Praying to Reach Europe?


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/AlContinue reading “Why are Africans in Morocco Praying to Reach Europe?”

Rent Control Sacramento: The City offers a Bandaid to slow the bleeding


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 FranciscoContinue reading “Rent Control Sacramento: The City offers a Bandaid to slow the bleeding”

Hard Times and Selective Palate’s in Downtown Oakland


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 andContinue reading “Hard Times and Selective Palate’s in Downtown Oakland”