Category Archives: Entertainment

What about Sid?

This year’s Emmy Awards show expectedly (and rightfully) commemorated the life and career Robin Williams. Williams’ passing was so unexpected–and his career still so fresh, so recent–that it’s no surprise his passing occupied the largest slice of the “In Memoriam” … Continue reading

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It’s time for Dodgers’ baseball!

Well, sort of. Even though most teams don’t get going until a week from now, the Dodgers’ 2014 baseball season gets underway in just a few hours. The boys in blue go head-to-head against the Arizona Diamondbacks in a pair … Continue reading

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Latino SF @ USF (3-18-14)

I’ll be visiting the University of San Francisco this Tuesday to share a from my book, Latinos at the Golden Gate. If you’re interested in learning more about the history of Latinos in the city, I hope to see you … Continue reading

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Latino SF @ SF State (3-19-14)

I’ll be giving a book talk at San Francisco State University this week! Details are on the below digital flier. If you want to learn more about the history of Latinos in San Francisco, then come on by!

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October 15, 1988

Today is the 25th anniversary of Kirk Gibson’s game-winning home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. Gibson’s dinger is one of the most memorable home runs in baseball history, and certainly the greatest in Dodgers’ history. It … Continue reading

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Friday Five: Sam Cooke

If you don’t know who Sam Cooke is, I almost don’t want to tell you. Or maybe it’s more like I can’t. Whatever I would try to say wouldn’t be enough. I can say this: Music is, in many ways, … Continue reading

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Elvis: 36 years later

Elvis Aaron Presley died 36 years ago today. I remember August 16, 1977, even though I was only five. It was a rainy day in Los Angeles, as a summertime monsoon turned the summer sun into grey wetness. I remember … Continue reading

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