For over one year now I have had the wonderful opportunity of working with some wonderful and dedicated people at our SCV Signal newspaper and in our Veterans community. So, I’d like to pause here for a moment and express my deep gratitude to Mr. Chuck Champion for reaching out to meet me and enticing me to join his fine team at The Signal. Clearly, Chuck Champion is a major supporter of our Veterans and our military.
Welcome to Part II of this amazing American’s story of survival and perseverance going from a life of poverty and violence living in a jungle to becoming a prominent Santa Clarita business owner and family man. America needs more great patriots such as Tchicaya. Once in Sacramento, a cabbie took him to the cheapest hotel at $20 per night which normally accommodated pimps and prostitutes. For Tchicaya, however, it was a four-star hotel.
Jack London's forward-thinking novel, published 104 years ago, touted the value of rural life and sustainable farming. Note: This begins an occasional series in the Out West blog on classic books on the American West and its many characters. They may be new, old or out of print, but are certainly worthy of your time and a place on your bunkhouse bookshelf.
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Selecting a term
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