Category Archives: Torrance

When Kirsten Met Carson: Socio-Political Commentary From An Unbiased Observer

politicianBy definition, this blog focuses on socio-political commentary in the City of Carson. However,  today I want to celebrate the sense of love, family, and commitment to growth that are not only cornerstones of this great city, but richly embodied in two of its citizens: Rudy and Tessa Mageo.

For the majority of the 18 years that Rudy and Tessa have been a couple, they have lived and loved in Carson, CA, recently purchasing their first home here. A self-proclaimed “Carson Girl,” Tessa, along with Rudy, have been a dedicated team providing encouragement and support to the children at Scott Park- where their children, Isaiah, Elia, and Rudi, participate in activities. Continue reading

Carson Mayor Urges Participation in Carson’s First “4th of July”

Carson Mayor Urges Participation In Carson’s First “4th of July” Celebration at the Home Depot Center Following the LA Galaxy vs. Seatle Sounders FC Match on Sunday.

In the year or so that I had the pleasure of being in and around Carson, observing and particpating in the special election and other activities, it amazed me to see the less than professional behavior of the city council of the City of Carson. From what I gathered back then, this phenomena is not new to this city nor to the the existing and/or prior City Councilmembers. All members are voted in, by the citizens of the City of Carson, with the hope they will guide this wonderful City to bigger and better things. It is a shame that the members seem to forget this and appear to take pride in their personal gains and silly power struggles. Why not have a fancy fair or carnival acts next time rather than an election. Continue reading

Spaces Still Available – MRC Collaborative – BLS & CPR/First Aid Training: June 26, 2010

Spots are still available for the LA County Medical Reserve Corps Units Collaborative Training on Saturday, June 26, 2010. This is a FREE and unique opportunity for volunteers from MRC Los Angeles, Beach Cities Health District MRC, and Long Beach MRC to train and network together.

This training will be held at the Carson Community Center (801 East Carson Street, Carson, CA 90745).

There are two sessions being offered:

Session 1: Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Continue reading

Laurence Donoghue: A Lion Among Lawyers

Attorney Laurence Donoghue is a man on a mission. Born in New York City to a father in the Aerospace industry, he moved around the United States frequently before eventually calling California home.

After receiving his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of California at Davis, Attorney Donoghue decided to pursue his Juris Doctorate degree at Golden Gate School of Law in San Francisco, CA. While there, he was awarded the National Computers in Law Fellowship- which is only awarded nationally to one deserving student per year- for excelling in both his legal studies and computer sciences. Continue reading

Juneteenth: A Time to Reflect

In the midst of tumultuous negotiations with the Confederate States of America, President Abraham Lincoln made a bold decision. On January 1st, 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which was not at all the miraculous dissolution of slavery in America that history would have us believe. It proclaimed that all slaves in the Confederate states were “forever free” because these states refused to rejoin the Union and were in “rebellion” against the United States of America.

Ironically, the Union states were allowed to maintain their slaves because President Lincoln did not want to risk friction among them. Subsequently, freedmen fled to the North to join the Union Army, and slavery became the pivotal focus of the Civil War. The initial conflict began over various other reasons regarding states’ individual rights- such as taxation, the South demanding control over their own political and socio-economic infrastructure, as well as states’ resources. Continue reading