Our Back to School Party is Coming Together Los Angeles,

TO every supporter: Thank you for your support and for sharing this fundraiser to spread the word! Just to keep you all in the loop, I’m happy to highlight the “first half” of the workshops we’ve now secured for our event. Workshops now written into our itinerary include Women’s Self-Defense with Peace Over Violence, Renters’ Rights […]

Education in Los Angeles: A Look at the Numbers

In 2008 the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) was reported to have graduated only 48% of its class for the 2007-2008 school year. In 2017, a study tracking the college enrollment rate of that same 2008 class found that within twelve months of their graduation, 58% of LAUSD’s high school graduates enrolled in a […]

In It to Win Los Angeles

I pedal my way down Wilshire Boulevard on my bicycle and think of the day that the Olympics return to Los Angeles. In 2028, I will be 37 going on 38 years of age. Then I find my bus stop, wait for the one that goes up Vermont, and once it arrives board my bicycle […]

L.A. Metro’s Buses Are for Writers

I can still remember riding Metro’s 780 bus –from Los Feliz and Vermont–all the way to Pasadena City College–with my notebooks in hand, as I mused about the world I viewed through the windows. Still a teenager at the time, in true L.A. fashion I’d always take the seat all the way in the back-corner, […]