Director for Communications @CalStateLA. Ex-L.A. Times investigative reporter who was part of team that won 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. I also surf.

Rare summer rainfall sets a record in downtown L.A. — Downtown Los Angeles was sprinkled with a trace of rain on Thursday, forecasters said, but it was enough to set a record for the date. By Thursday evening, 0.04 inches of rain had fallen downtown, breaking the previous record of 0.03 inches set in 1969, according to the National Weather Service....

Cognistx to open office in Winston-Salem’s Innovation Quarter

LAFD hiring controversy — The first new Los Angeles Fire Department recruit class in five years is nearly all male and mostly white despite repeated promises by the agency to diversify its ranks, according to figures released Monday evening by Mayor Eric Garcetti's office. The class of 70 firefighters, which is scheduled...

Sound Medicine - Winston-Salem Journal: Winston-Salem Monthly — The Triad Area Medical Orchestra, which started rehearsing in August, is made up of doctors, nurses, medical students, and others in the medical profession. The group is a collaboration between UNC School of the Arts and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Review: Hilarious 'Avenue Q' signals new direction for Berkeley Playhouse — Posted: 09/21/2015 09:48:40 AM PDT Since its founding eight years ago, Berkeley Playhouse has been devoted to producing family-friendly musicals as well as offering a variety of theater programs for young performers. Now the company is performing its very first adult show, and amusingly enough, it's one that has the appearance of a children's show.

Adjunctivitis: Colleges Would Implode Without Freelance Professors — Not long ago I saw the film Temple Grandin. In it, the titular character developed a somewhat humane and more efficient method of transporting cattle to the slaughterhouse. The object was to keep the cattle moving along while causing the animals the least stress. Now, this isn't quite what institutions of higher learning do, of course.

Protecting human rights for all — Many religious people see their faith as exceptional - they believe they have the one truth and others are misguided. Hence they need "exceptions" to the ideological compromises that others - for instance, people who object to gay marriage for nonreligious reasons - would ostensibly have to accept.

Kobe Bryant And Lakers Players Wear "I Can't Breathe" Shirts — Following in the footsteps of Derrick Rose over the weekend and players yesterday in the Cleveland Cavaliers versus Brooklyn Nets game, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers sport their "I Can't Breathe" shirts in support of Eric Garner and his family. .@Lakers players wearing their "I Can't Breathe" shirts.

Cavs And Nets Players Wear "I Can't Breathe" Shirts; Fans Protest In Brooklyn — A game in Brooklyn between the Cavs and Nets may not have gotten a lot of attention a few months ago but immediately became the center of all basketball eyes tonight.

Beyonce - 'Ring Off' (Snippet) — After getting the " 7/11" snippet, we also get the chance to hear a preview of the other new song "Ring Off". Beyonce is going to release the platinum version of her self-titled surprise album from December 2013 in a couple of days.
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