There was a time when I was actually reluctant to eat my mother's home cooking, preferring the artificial hospitality taste of restaurant foods. Now, I cancel on restaurant events without a single qualm.
Fish tacos are synonymous with Angeleno eating culture, with our hankering for lighter, fresher renditions of time-honored classics. I'm happy to say the fish taco has never been more irresistible in Los Angeles than it is now.
Just because there are no cameras in the courtroom doesn't mean I want this trial to go quietly. The public needs to pay attention to the case. An incident like this can easily happen anywhere, not just Oakland.
At 19 years old, James Berk is the youngest of seven owners of Mandela Foods Cooperative in West Oakland, California. It's a remarkable achievement for someone who dropped out of school in fifth grade.
When I was in high school, the encouragement I got was "You can go anywhere. Money shouldn't be an issue." When I started working as a college advisor, I imparted the same advice to motivate my students. But lately, I feel like I'm lying.