A place where everybody knows your name


Jenny Konkin and brother Josh Konkin unload items for the Whole Way House fundraising picnic at the Prospect picnic area, Stanley Park on Saturday, July 20 2013. Photograph by: Gerry Kahrmann , Vancouver Sun When Jenny Konkin and her brother took over running the Avalon hotel in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside from their grandmother three years ago,Continue reading “A place where everybody knows your name”

Be Heard: Community Forum Today (530 to 730 @ Robertson Center at 3525 Norwood Ave) Topic: Tax Dollars to save Sacramento Kings?


How do you feel about tax dollars being used to keep the Sacramento Kings and building an Arena at Downtown Plaza? Here is an opportunity to be heard…. This is a bellwether before the March 26th Council meeting where the council may vote to authorize a public subsidy to help finance an arena. The next meeting will be held onContinue reading “Be Heard: Community Forum Today (530 to 730 @ Robertson Center at 3525 Norwood Ave) Topic: Tax Dollars to save Sacramento Kings?”

Roller Derby is hot in Australia


How old are you? A billion years ago, I followed the careers of the blonde bombshell  Joan Weston and Charlie O’ Conner of the San Francisco Bay Bombers.  I was fan one.  Some of the players recognized me as I always arrived early and stayed late to get autographs from my favorite players.  Where everContinue reading “Roller Derby is hot in Australia”

She was once, twice, three times a speeder and they took Lynne Cahill-Gomez’s Hyundai


Before they took her to the big house on Saturday.  She told the police , she was worried about her 79 year old mother in Hayward, who had fallen on her bad knee (ouch) ! It wasn’t planned, but Lynne Cahill-Gomez, was meeting quite a few members of Law Enforcement. She was stopped in Yuba countyContinue reading “She was once, twice, three times a speeder and they took Lynne Cahill-Gomez’s Hyundai”