Monthly Archives: July 2013

Zimmerman: Too Hispanic to be white; too white to be Hispanic!

The inspiration for the title of my article was a chance posting by the Editor/Publisher of this newspaper(El Conquistador), Victor Huyke, on Facebook. Reading it struck a nerve with me, not only because of the main stream media and many African-American community leaders ignoring of the facts of George Zimmerman’s background in order to use […]

What’s with all the Fences and Gates?

Contrary to what some of you may be thinking based on the title, I am not channeling my inner Jerry Seinfeld as I write this article. I come from a community back in Wisconsin where next door neighbors, even ones who may not really like each other , don’t normally have their entire properties separated […]

The Gauntlet is laid down; Time for Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

UNPUBLISHED LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF THE SACRAMENTO NEWS & REVIEW which led to an email exchange with the author of the article commented on.  (P.S.  Stay tuned to see the article I am working on to submit to Mr. Kempa and the SN&R next week based on my exchange with Mr. Kempa.  It hopefully […]

Zimmerman: Too Hispanic to be white; too white to be Hispanic!

The inspiration for the title of my article was a chance posting by the Editor/Publisher of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin newspaper, El Conquistador, Victor Huyke, on Facebook. Reading it struck a nerve with me, not only because of the main stream media and many African-American community leaders ignoring of the facts of George Zimmerman’s background in […]

A New Beginning in a ‘Cute Cottage’

Even in a Mexican city well-known for its American expatriate population like San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, there is much of the same poverty and poor housing which is rampant through Mexico and much of Latin America. Bad weather can mean a harsh time or even death. A dozen years ago in 2001, the […]

Celebrating the Fourth—Sac-style!

My first Fourth of July celebration since moving from Kenosha, Wisconsin to North Sac was very different from what I was used to experiencing. In Kenosha, we would walk or drive down to the Lake Michigan shoreline for a 30-minute extravaganza put on by the city after enjoying the two hour long parade the previous […]

Why Only Public Employees?

JULY 18, 2013 edition of the Sacramento News and Review    Letter to the Editor Re “This is your American Dream ” by Sasha Abramsky(SN&R Feature Story, July 11): I find it fascinating that the author of the story decided to highlight the certainly hard plights of two individuals who lost jobs in the government and […]

Innocent Until Proven Guilty(unless…)

When George Zimmerman was found ‘Not Guilty’ of murdering Trayvon Martin, many Americans were shocked and outraged by the verdict. They could not understand how the Florida jury of six(6) women could NOT find Zimmerman guilty of either 2nddegree murder or manslaughter. Most immediately chalked it up to a white Southern jury not being able […]

Too Fast, Too Furious: The Death of a Jalisco Police Chief

The killing of police officers and police chiefs in Mexico is unfortunately not an uncommon occurrence in that country over the past few years. Drug cartels wage war on each other and law enforcement on a daily basis there. What is special about the deathof a police chief, Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga in Jalisco earlier […]

A Tale of Kings and Paupers in Sacramento!

When schools open again this fall across the Sacramento Catholic Archdiocese, one of them will be as silent as it has been this summer-St. Joseph Catholic School on El Monte Avenue in North Sac. The reason given initially by the Archdiocese was a mold problem, but the real motivation for the closing is the rampant […]