As we have weathered another challenging year, the S.B. Independent was there to highlight members of our resilient community in 2021’s Local Heroes issue and proved that gratitude can heal in one of my favorite issues of the year.
I also appreciated the vital coverage by our own Ryan Cruz of our Latinx community with pieces that put a spotlight on citizens standing together to protect the vibrant public murals of Ortega Park as well as featuring the entrepreneurial young people creating a makers market and kids finding fun and acceptance through bike riding.
Thank you for letting me assist you in finding a safe way back into events in the community. Let’s continue to stay engaged and safe in 2022. Happy New Year!
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