Santa Clara Family Performs Mexican Music At Cycle Of Hope

(The following excerpt is from an article that was published on the Silicon Valley Voice website.) On a quiet, November night, neighbors gathered at the Beltran residence in Santa Clara and listened attentively as the family played traditional Mexican music in their garage. The monthly gathering — or “Fandango,” as the Beltran family likes to … Continue reading Santa Clara Family Performs Mexican Music At Cycle Of Hope

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Viviana Paredes’ “Alimentos” Nourishes The Triton Museum With Glass Sculptures

(The excerpt below is from an article that was published on the Silicon Valley Voice website.) As visitors approach the Alimentos exhibit inside the Triton Museum, intricate glass sculptures fill one’s line of sight and, in an otherwise quiet environment, visitors can hear sounds of bustling people and music? “I traveled to Oaxaca and recorded over 60 hours … Continue reading Viviana Paredes’ “Alimentos” Nourishes The Triton Museum With Glass Sculptures

Kona Kai Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary With A Luau

(The excerpt below was published in the Silicon Valley Voice website.) It may be the end of summer, but the Kona Kai Swim and Racquet Club still had one more celebration up its sleeve. On Sept. 8, members were invited to celebrate the club’s 60th anniversary with a Luau-themed party. Upon entering Kona Kai, guests … Continue reading Kona Kai Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary With A Luau

Cars And Croissants Go Hand In Hand On Santana Row

(The excerpt below is from an article that was published on the Silicon Valley Voice website.) Sundays are for brunching and on Santana Row, the perfect pairing to your breakfast is a luxury vehicle. The monthly Cars and Croissants on The Row event took place on Aug. 19. Visitors gathered on Santana Row for breakfast … Continue reading Cars And Croissants Go Hand In Hand On Santana Row

La Raza’s Fiesta Hispana Thrills Great America Visitors

(The excerpt below is from an article that was originally published on the Silicon Valley Voice website.) While many screamed at the various twists and turns atop Great America’s roller coasters, others screamed at the sight of one of their favorite artists during the 21st Annual Fiesta Hispana. The event took place on Aug. 12 … Continue reading La Raza’s Fiesta Hispana Thrills Great America Visitors

Going from dark to pink hair

Last year, I wrote a blog post titled, “You can’t go from dark to blonde in one day.” (Okay, I guess technically you can, but your hair will be all sorts of f*cked up.) When I wrote that, I was starting to lighten my hair so that I could eventually dye it pink. I get … Continue reading Going from dark to pink hair

From Assisted-Therapy Drug to Party Drug and Back Again

(This article was published in the November 2017 issue of VIP Club Scene Magazine.) One of the many things that makes us human is our ability to empathize. With so much going on in our everyday lives, what we all ultimately seek are connections and pleasures. Sometimes, to relieve stress, we like to have a … Continue reading From Assisted-Therapy Drug to Party Drug and Back Again

What will happen to the DREAMERS after DACA?

*This article was published in October 2017 on the EPA Today newspaper website.* Speaking the words “undocumented immigrant” is enough to spark a heated debate. Undocumented immigrants are called “illegal immigrants” by many because they entered the United States without legal documents or overstayed after their visas expired. What many have been arguing about for … Continue reading What will happen to the DREAMERS after DACA?

President Trump rescinds DACA – What does this mean?

*This article was published on the EPA Today website.* On Tuesday September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions formally announced that the Obama policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), is officially rescinded. The program protects some 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children by their parents. For those who qualified, … Continue reading President Trump rescinds DACA – What does this mean?

Paving the Way for Luxury Cannabis

(This article was published in the October 2017 issue of VIP Club Scene Magazine.) For years, recreational use of marijuana has had a negative stigma, but the days of buying weed from a sketchy drug dealer behind an alley are long gone. Following the 2017 election, the United States now has 8 states that have … Continue reading Paving the Way for Luxury Cannabis