He became largely associated with Brooklyn, the city where he rounded the bases with his team, the Dodgers. However, long before he was launched into immortality on Ebbets Fields, Jackie Robinson was a hailed hero of Southern California.
There is no surer way to turn two siblings against each other than to tell both of them they are in charge. That truism is the best explanation for the epidemic of dysfunction at community colleges in California, where conflicting laws mean any disagreement can ignite a war.
Veterans Day is flanked this year by the Election on one side and Thanksgiving on the other, both occasions that suck a lot of oxygen out of the air. But that can't alter what this day means to Veterans, nor what it means to their families.
For 99% of Americans, this Fourth of July marks yet another annual tradition of barbecues, block parties and fireworks. It's the halfway point of a long hot summer. A day to celebrate freedom, 'Merica, and being born in the U.S.A. But for the other one percent? The war still rages on.
Stephen rarely does public talks anymore. When he does, he draws an impressive crowd. And most of the people sitting in those seats are unaware of the effort that goes into composing the script he will follow over the course of the evening.
Running is its own end. It's a sentence and an exclamation mark. Running definitely brings out one's spirit, and also it shows people that anything is possible. If you'll be in Pasadena this weekend check out the 4th Annual Pasadena Marathon.
"Have you had anything to drink, Madam?" asked the patrolman. I wasn't drunk and I wasn't worried. I was a middle-aged woman in possession of a driver's license, conservatively dressed, honest to a fault and I assumed all that worked in my favor.
My mother gave birth to me at 30 but not really that many years separated us. And yet, between the objects that defined her, and those that characterize me? Well, there seems to be an intergalactic-sized caesura.
Ulysses Jenkins' Black Gold Fever, a multi-media performance ritual utilizing video projections, dance, music and spoken word, is a reinvention of Columbus Day: a doggerel, which was originally performed at LACE in 1980.