Give a little and clutch your pearls less, Arcadia California

I am still on the city of Arcadia’s Facebook page for residents and people who have been old school residents of that little city, 19 miles east of Los Angeles. I loved growing up there. It was a perfect place to be a kid. I did little league, dance classes through the community, I volunteeredContinue reading “Give a little and clutch your pearls less, Arcadia California”

Sometimes a social worker is the right person for the police’s job

Today, June 17th, I took a sick day. That lasted until about 5:00 when I was informed that a homeless person I knew had barricaded themselves in a public bathroom inside a building that was closing. Shortly after I was called the first time somebody dialed 911 and asked for the police. I was calledContinue reading “Sometimes a social worker is the right person for the police’s job”

Meet the Skid Row Police Leadership, Captain Marc Reina

You may remember that I started this blog when I worked on Skid Row. I have a love and hate relationship with the police. My absolute adoration changed when I began working in Skid Row. It was hard for me to tell the difference between “the Purple Shirts” and other area community forces. I learned to sayContinue reading “Meet the Skid Row Police Leadership, Captain Marc Reina”

A Letter to My Very White Daughter, From Your Mildly Racist Mother

Dear Darla, I like this photo. You are so stinking cute in a hoodie. Every time you put on a hoodie and go walking through our gated community – I immediately think of Trevon Martin and experience a flash of thankfulness that you are not black in America today. To be sure, there have beenContinue reading “A Letter to My Very White Daughter, From Your Mildly Racist Mother”

O.M.G. Guns, Infants, and Domestic Violence

“He put a gun in the baby’s mouth. I drove to North Hollywood Police but they say the don’t do nothing and I can’t keep him out of my home. It my home. I live here by myself and take care of the babies. He no live here!” Hi. Welcome to my Wednesday.

Would You Call the Cops on Jesus

Do you call the police when you see a homeless person sleeping on a bench. One lady did , only to find she had reported Jesus to the Popo. Well a statue of Jesus. And for the record, Jesus wandering around gathering followers and starting in the dessert…Jesus was homeless. Read more ♡♡♡ http://www.npr.org/2014/04/13/302019921/statue-of-a-homeless-jesus-startles-a-wealthy-community?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=npr&utm_campaign=nprnews&utm_content=04132014

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