Monthly Archives: October 2013

Becoming A Man Righteously!

“I am who I say I am. This is no gimmick! There are those who set out to kill steal and destroy, and there are those who set out to prevent that, or to cleanup the damage that was caused. I’m no gangster, so you figure out which of these categories I fall into. Then […]

The sky(and beyond) is the limit for “Captain Mama”

“Literature can open up limitless opportunities for Latino children especially for young girls.” —Graciela Tiscareño-Sato The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word, “hero”, as a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities; a person who is greatly admired. Graciela Tiscareño-Sato fits this definition in every respect. The daughter of Mexican immigrants […]

Putting the “BOO!” in Halloween—North Sac-style

One of the best things about moving to a new city is experiencing the major holidays in the new location for the first time. I have already written about my first Fourth of July in my North Sacramento neighborhood. Now I have the opportunity to share the fun that is Halloween. I am lucky to […]

Hold the Mayo(and save a life—mine)!

I have lived in Sacramento, California for about five months now after moving here from my hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin. The differences which I encountered are legion and would take tens of thousands of words to document. Since I moved to Sac in Cali(don’t I sound all California-cool), I have started writing articles for a […]

Life on the No. 15 Bus Number 1

(Author’s note: Though I have only been riding the No. 15 Rio Linda Boulevard-O Street Regional Transit bus for a few weeks now as part of my daily commute to and from work, I find it a great source of stories and unusual characters to write about. I plan on sharing these stories and characters […]

Young Latinos shouldn’t comply with the Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), known in the media and among the public as “Obamacare”, went into effect as scheduled on October 1, 2013. It is being touted as a way for everyone in the country to be provided with health care insurance at a reasonable price. The campaign by the Obama […]

Opinion: What is the real story behind opposition to proposed acute care psychiatric hospital?

Residents of South Hagginwood and surrounding neighborhoods in North Sacramento have been coming forward with many suggestions for articles since I joined Next Door’s South Hagginwood private social network. Stories which would not normally be seen on television news or written about in the local hard-copy newspaper but are being talked about by the residents […]

Opinion: Mayonnaise as California’s official state condiment

“Miracle Whip is (the) gateway condiment(to mayonnaise).” –George Young on Facebook 10-3-2013 Coming from Wisconsin, I grew up having mayonnaise in many different food items which I came to enjoy eating over the years: egg salad, potato salad(about 8 or 9 different variations), tuna salad, etc. I know that a certain percentage of the female […]

“The Birds” of Sacramento

If you stand near the corner of 7th and K Street in the early morning hours as the sun starts to rise and the downtown area comes back to a full roaring existence after mellowing for a few hours during the darkness, you can be witness to a scene straight out of a Hollywood classic […]

Defining citizenship!

In a much anticipated ruling today, the US Supreme Court on a vote of 5-4 decided that the children of undocumented immigrants born in this country do NOT qualify under the terms of the 14th Amendment as US citizens. Further, the Court majority ruled that they, along with their parents, are eligible for deportation and […]