My Life

How Bilingualism Helped My Students Get Along

My experience using communication to heal wounds while teaching in South Central L.A. Read story.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

My Life: Happily Back to Working Minimum Wage

After being the boss most of her career, the author is happy to have a boss at 60. Read story.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment Works a Miracle

New life-saving measures now available in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Veteran's Day: My Father's Rosebud

The author learns of a hidden war story as his dad approaches death. Read story.

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Importance of Día de los Muertos

The Day of the Dead is the perfect time to keep memories of lost loved ones vibrant and to be reminded of our mortality and how we wish to be remembered.  Read story.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Discovering New Species on the Nautilus

The San Marcos High teacher reports from her time aboard Bob Ballard’s exploration vessel. Read story.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Confessions of a Late-Blooming Cook

This is what happens when the cooking bug bites after decades of barely even doing the basics. Read story.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

My Life: Flying Is Freedom

With new scholarship available, the veteran captain encourages more women to become pilots. Read story.

Monday, May 23, 2016

My Life: Finding Hope When Kidneys Fail

Become your own donor advocate and raise money with Karaoke for a Cause on May 13. Read story.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

My Life: Finding a Calling in Mental Health

Inspiring a generation to stand up and step forward for mental wellness. Read story.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

My Life: Musings on Our Metropolis

Pondering modern life against the backdrop of hippiedom. Read story.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

My Life: Our Beautiful Transgender Child

Learn to love unconditionally when your baby boy is really a girl. Read story.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

My Life: Zen Golf & the Art of Coming in Last

Here are the real winners of our regional golf tournaments. Read story.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

My Life: Baby-to-Be Rumors Denied

Mom of a toddler writes on the not-so-joyous occasion of being mistaken for pregnant. Read story.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

My Life: God Found Me on the Corner of Figueroa & Olive

Here’s how I became one of the only white members of Greater Hope Baptist Church. Read story.

Thursday, December 17, 2015
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