Sunday, December 20, 2015

Oakland’s Amazing World Champion Golden State Warriors Feed 20,000 Hungry People

Personally I’m so sick of the news, all you hear about is the bad things people do. You rarely hear of the good people do. Well this is one news worthy event that really makes me proud to live in the Bay Area. Oakland’s World NBA Champion Golden State Warriors are one amazing team and organization. They threw a party for their ticket season holders. The party consist of the ticket holder’s helping with bagging 20,000 lunches to feed the hungry, taking pictures with the players, questions and answer session. The Warriors are one great team. No team in history of the NBA has ever won 24 straight games to start their season. Their only loss was to the Milwaukee Bucks, I think they lost that game because the night before they played Boston and that game went into double overtime with the Warriors win. Plus they did not have two key players Thompson or Barnes. If they were playing it would have been a different story. We are fortunate to live in the Bay Area to have a World Championship NBA Team that is an remarkable class act. GO DUBS!

San Francisco Police Officer’s Shoot Mario Woods 15 Times

San Francisco police surround Mario Woods before fatally shooting him, seen in a video screengrab shot on a mobile phone. Photo: Supplied

It has been an ongoing occurrence for decades that the African American males have to put up with racism. The racial profiling has gotten to be an everyday event. The police are killing them off at an alarming rate. It seems that once a week you hear about some police officers shooting to death an unarmed or an armed with a knife an African American male. It’s like a turkey shoot! This has to stop. U.S. police killings headed for 1,100 this year, with black Americans twice as likely to die.
On December 2, 2015 around 4:30p.m., on the same day as the massacre in San Bernardino. Mario Woods was standing up against the wall supposedly holding a 15- to 20-centimetre knife, surrounded by 6 racist police officers pointing their guns at him. Mario Woods tries to walk down the path, away from four officers but towards one officer who steps towards him, the camera turns away and at least 15 gunshots were heard. Now this was a prejudiced shooting and you can’t say that it wasn’t. These six San Francisco racist police wanted to shoot someone after what happened in San Bernardino. Watch these six S.O.B.’s will probably get away with it like they always do. It is a shame!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

San Bernardino California Will Be Forever Changed After The Shooting Of 35 Innocent People


Police and fire personnel secure the scene of a mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Gina Ferazzi TNS

When I wake up in the morning, I always say thank you God for waking me up. I thought it was going to be a nice kick back day. Then I turned on the news and was saddened at what I was hearing. On Wednesday December 2, 2015 at 11a.m. in San Bernardino, California Syed Rizwan Farook 28 and Tashfeen Malik 27 a married couple armed with .223-caliber assault rifles, semiautomatic handguns, and explosives opened fire at the Inland Regional Center. A Social Services center that helps the disabled. They killed 14 people and injured 21. Authorities are now coming out and calling it what it is Terrorist! I believe Syed Farook went to his jobs holiday festivity for the Public Health Department determined to get into an altercation, for a weak excuse to go back. For him to go home and get his wife put on body armor, bring assault weapons, explosives shoot 35 people in cold blood was planned. After the two terrorist were shot and killed hours later in a shootout with police. Authorities went to these two sick individuals home in Redlands California and found a dozen pipe bombs, 2,000 9-millimeter handgun rounds, 2,500 .223-caliber assault rifle rounds and hundreds of tools. I think this shooting was a preview of what they had planned. Thank God they were killed before they caused any more bloodshed. I know that in the days to come we will find out more and who else was involved with this horrific act. This was the nation’s deadliest mass shooting since the assault on an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., nearly three years ago. Now will congress and the NRA going to do something about gun control? Probably not, because it is always about money. It should not be easy to get your hands on assault weapons. San Bernardino California will be forever changed after the shooting of 35 innocent people. My prayers go out to all the families that lost loved ones the injured and the City of San Bernardino.

David Bauman/Press-Enterprise via ZUMA

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

San Francisco So Called Hot Cop Chris Kohrs’ Faces Felony Hit And Run Charges

Sitting here in San Jose California on a Sunny 45 degree morning listening to the news of this crazy world. One story that caught my ear, was the hot cop of the Castro in San Francisco arrested for a hit and run of two men. I thought what the heck, was this moron thinking. On November 30, 2015, 38 year old off duty police officer Christopher Kohrs was driving a Dodge Charger according police he struck two pedestrians, both were men in their 40s. This happened around 2 a.m. as the men crossed Broadway Street near Montgomery Street. What really got me was he had the never to flee the scene on foot. I know he didn’t think he was going to get away with it. Did all this fame go to his head and turn him into a complete idiot for him to forget all his police training. This moron is supposed to be a veteran. Authorities are investigating if he was in intoxicated. Da! Why else would police officer leave the scene, when he knows better? Hey, everyone wants their police to represent their communities. I guess you reap what you sow?

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Shooting Video of Laquan McDonald Is Appalling

As a mother of a thirty year old son I worry every day that he is safe out there in the mean streets of San Jose California. Being an African American male or a person of color in this country is like being a turkey, at a turkey shoot. The definition of a Turkey Shoot is (a situation, typically in a war, in which one side has an overwhelming advantage). The reason I feel this way is, that some police officers who put on a badge think that it gives them a license to do whatever they want. Even to kill and hide behind the good ole statement “I feared for my life”.
This was the case of Police Officer Jason Van Dyke for a whole 13 months he tried to justify the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. On October 20, 2014 Laquan McDonald was running and then walking down the middle of a street in Chicago carrying a 3 inch knife. Police officers supposed to have been following him because he was suspected of breaking into cars. I’m not calling Jason Van Dyke police officer anymore, he proceeded to get out of his police car and within seconds started shooting. Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald the first time while he was walking away and then proceeded to walk over to him while he was lying on the ground and shot him 15 more times. I don’t know what Jason Van Dyke was thinking at the time he killed Laquan McDonald but I think it is fair to say he had hatred in his heart. To shoot someone 16 times you have to have hate in you. I’m so glad that the video was shown it tells the whole story it is appalling. Some police officers have gotten away with the murder of so many people for hundreds of years. Enough Is Enough!


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Turner Construction Fired from The Santa Clara Valley Medical Hospital Expansion Project

I live around the corner from Valley Medical Santa Clara Hospital in San Jose California. The company I work for Streetwise Special Delivery Courier Service in Gilroy, California has done business with some doctors there. One of the services we provide is medical courier, so we picked up blood and tissue samples and delivered for them. I remember when they broke ground on this expansion project in 2009. It has been almost 7 years now and it’s still not finished, it was supposed to be finished in September 2015. Santa Clara County officials were fighting Turner Construction Company in San Jose California, who was working on the expansion project. Turner Construction is the biggest construction company in the Santa Clara County they are accused of delays and costing Santa Clara County and its taxpayers $100,000 a day or some $36 million a year. I personally don’t care who’s at fault, they just need to get it done. Well, Santa Clara County fired Turner Construction. Santa Clara County officials have brought in the Bolt Company out of Wisconsin for $440,000. They are a general contractor reported by Santa Clara County staff to, “conduct a comprehensive assessment of the status of the project prior to engaging a replacement contractor, which will include an estimated cost to finish the job.” Santa Clara County officials haven’t hired the Bolt Company, but they have a good chance to get the project. They finished a project in 2009 which was the Sutter Health project in Sacramento. After Turner and Sutter parted ways. What I don’t understand is why Santa Clara County officials did not due their due diligence and find the right contractor in the first place. They were probably thinking Turner Construction because they are from San Jose and from Santa Clara County. Well that came back to bite them. This project has increased steadily since construction started in 2009. The original $290 million bid Turner was charging, jumped to $350 million. There were about $31 million in change orders incurred over the years and brought the budget to $380 million according to the county. It is unfortunate for us the tax payers but Santa Clara County officials were trying to do this project on the cheap. Like my mother used to say you get what you pay for. Just maybe sometime in 2016 this expansion project will get done. I guess we have to wait and see.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Is ISIS Bombing Of Paris The Beginning Of World War III?

Friday November 13, 2015 was a wretched night in Paris history that shocked the world. The terrorist group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the six attacks in Paris. These three groups of cowards set off bombs, went on a shooting rampage and took hostages. These places were, The Stade de France near entrance D & H, restaurants Le Carillon and Le Petit Cambodge, outside the bar A La Bonne Biere,  the restaurant La Belle Equipe, the restaurant Comptoir Voltaire and concert venue Bataclan. At the Bataclan Eagles of Death Metal an U.S. band from Palm Desert, California was playing. The gun men took some of the concert goer’s hostage. When the police raided the Bataclan three terrorist were killed and one of the terrorists was a 30-year-old French national from the Paris suburb of Courcouronnes. He had a criminal history and was identified as having been radicalized in 2010. Someone forgot to keep an eye on this individual and look what happened. He helped ISIS carry out their plans five years later. When these very repulsive people finished their carnage, over a 100 innocent people were dead. 

Is ISIS bombing of Paris the beginning of World War III? I sure hope not but it could be. ISIS terrorist cells are everywhere. You have ISIS sympathizers all over the world. Maybe all the countries that are fighting with each other, will band together to eliminate ISIS. I don’t think sending drones to bomb ISIS strong holds is going to be enough. Unfortunately every country that has had enough of ISIS, is going to have to put troops on the ground as well. By that I mean not only military but be more diligent in towns, cities and countries. If there is any suspicion of someone being affiliated with terrorist groups, keep a close eye on them. Do whatever needs to be done to stop them, so an attack like the one in Paris could have been avoided. ISIS is recruiting every day and their numbers are growing. The nations of the world should come together get rid of this cancer on the world. 


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Beginning of El Niño Is In Northern California

Well it’s about time the rain is here! As I sit here looking out at the rain. It reminded me of the Dramatics song “I Wanna Go Outside In The Rain”. This is some good sleeping weather. San Jose is getting thunder and lightning with a steady down pour of rain, we so desperately need. Yes, the start of El Niño is here in Northern California. I have heard of El Niño over the years but I did not really know how came about. Well forensic meteorologist Jan Null is the founder of the Saratoga-based Golden Gate Weather Services consulting firm. He first encountered El Niño in 1982 and again in 1997. Null says, "El Niño, very simply, is a periodic warming of the tropical waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean," he explained. "That warming water influences some global weather patterns, and with the exception of the seasons. El Niño is probably the single most influential weather factor that happens on the planet." He also goes on to say, "The bottom line is it's a very strong El Niño. The stronger it is, the more it tilts to a wet winter in California in general," Null said. "The signal is less confident in Northern California, but as El Niño gets stronger the odds increase because a stronger El Niño pushes the boundary between at normal and above normal rainfall farther north." What does this mean for Northern and Southern California it could defiantly help with the drought situation? It is going to be mudslides and flooding in some areas in California because of all of the wild fires. Everyone get ready for a wet winter. For all you commuters slow down and take your time the streets and highways are slick.


Monday, October 19, 2015

Homeless Encampment Was Run Over By San Jose Sleepy Driver

After “The Jungle” largest homeless encampment was closed down by the City of San Jose on December 4, 2014, San Jose’s homeless population had to find anywhere they could to live. I have seen people living on sidewalks, in parks and highway off ramps. Early Monday morning October 12, 2015, a sleepy driver runs into a homeless encampment off ramp near Highway 87 and Capitol Expressway. Three people were hurt with minor injuries. It is a shame that the City of San Jose or the State of California allows the homeless to live in such a dangerous place. I was wondering when something like this was going to happen. Thank God no was killed. Next time it could be fatal consequences if the City of San Jose or State of California keeps allowing the homeless to live like this.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

How Do You Fill About The End of Life Option Act?

The “Right to Die Bill” is something in my opinion is long overdue. I have always felt that if I’m lying there suffering with a terminal illness, I have the right to end my own life. I watched my mother suffer and I know how hard it was on her as well as the family.

Governor Jerry Brown of California signed the End of Life Option Act. This Bill grants terminally ill patients the right to end their lives with a doctor's help. California Governor Brown said, "In the end, I was left to reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death." "I do not know what I would do if I were dying in prolonged and excruciating pain. I am certain, however, that it would be a comfort to be able to consider the options afforded by this bill." "And I wouldn't deny that right to others." My sentiments exactly, we as a people have more compassion for animals. We put them down when they are suffering. How come we can’t do that for human beings? If they are lying there suffering or they know it is no hope and they are going to get sicker. Like in the case of Brittany Maynard, she had to leave California and move to Oregon in order to get help to die on her own terms. There are only five states in the whole United States that have legalized physicians-suicide, Washington, Montana, Oregon, Vermont and now California. I know a lot of people are saying the End of Life Option Act is condoning suicide. I fell this is different, because what we call suicide is an act of someone that is depressed or hurt by someone or something and they fell they can’t go on and the intentionally take their life. This is something that will have supporters and non-supporters. It is what it is!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Artist Antonio Ramos Murdered

Antonio Ramos working on the West Street Mural in Oakland (Courtesy: Attitudinal Healing Connection of Oakland)

It really makes me sad as well as mad, to hear about something that is very positive that people are doing and some nut case ruins it. What the heck is this world coming to? On Tuesday September 29, 2015 just after 10:30am, the Oakland Police were called to the underpass of 580 freeway at West Street and 35th Street that someone had been shot. When the police arrived, artist Antonio Ramos was lying there bleeding to death. The other artists that had been working alongside Antonio, said he got into an argument with a man who shot him and ran away. Police have not arrested any one at this time. They are interviewing witnesses, including artists who were with the victim and will review footage from surveillance cameras in the area. Antonio Ramos was working with the Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project, which is being organized by ArtEsteem, the art and literacy arm of Attitudinal Healing Connection, a West Oakland Group that seeks to stop violence by inspiring people with art and education. ArtEsteem is raising funds to complete the remaining murals through an Indiegogo campaign at,   R.I.P. Antonio Ramos you will be missed, but your art will live on.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Amnesty Program For Traffic Ticket Started October 1, 2015

Driving is one thing most of us love to do. When you come of age and get your permit, then your license. It is one big accomplishment. As time goes by you might get a few traffic tickets for speeding, that’s ok. On the other hand, if you keep get the traffic tickets for moving violations, it adds up. Then you put yourself in a situation where you can’t pay the fines. The unthinkable happens your license is suspended. You’re driving around on suspended license, hoping you don’t get pulled over. With your license being suspended, let say you’re looking for a job and the potential employer ask, do you have a driver’s license? What are going to say? It was suspended for excessive traffic fines. Or you can lie and say you don’t drive? Either way you are more than likely, not getting the job.
For all the people driving illegally there is a Traffic Tickets and Infractions Amnesty Program that started on October 1, 2015 and ends on March 31, 2017. Who can participate in the amnesty program? Persons with unpaid tickets whose fines were originally due to be paid date on or before January 1, 2013, who have not made a payment after September 30, 2015, may be eligible to have both their debt reduced by 50 or 80 percent depending on income/ The driver's license could be reinstated, unless an exclusion discussed below applies. Persons who made a payment after September 30, 2015 on a ticket are not eligible for a reduction for that ticket, but may be eligible to have their driver’s license reinstated if they are in good standing on a payment plan with a comprehensive collection program. Persons with more than one ticket may not be eligible for a reduction on an individual ticket if the eligibility criteria are not satisfied for the ticket. Please check with your court for additional information. Any persons eligible to have a driver's license, (including undocumented individuals who are eligible for a driver's license under AB 60) are entitled to participate in the traffic amnesty program if they meet the eligibility requirements. In the two links below you can find out about your eligibility and what to do. Check this out you never know until you try.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Three Santa Clara County Jail Guards Face Murder Charges for the Beating Death of Mentally Ill Inmate Michael Tyree

 From left: Jereh Lubrin, Rafael Rodriguez, and Matthew Farris
Going to jail is one of the scariest things I could image. I have had family members go to jail for murder as well as being mentally unstable. I guess you have a 50/50 chance of get getting killed by another inmate, as well as a guard. Personally, if I was in jail, I would be more afraid of the guards as opposed to anyone else.
On Wednesday August 26, 2015 Michael Tyree a mentally ill inmate of the Santa Clara County Jail system, was beaten to death by three rookie guards. All because he refused to take his medication and not following the guards orders to get up when they were making their nightly rounds searching inmate’s cells. My question is why, did they allow three young rookies in charge of a whole floor? Given the mentality of most police officers. I would think they would have an older experienced person ones always overseeing the rookie’s. So many rookies get that authority and take it to a new level. A lot of them are more violent than the criminals. It seems they should be monitored at all times. Officers Jereh Lubrin, Rafael Rodriguez and Matthew Farris are charged with the beating death of Michael Tyree and the assault Juan Villa. Now there is going to be three more criminals, possible added to the already overcrowding prison system. Yes, the system failed Michael Tyree. There is no telling how many other inmates have died at the hands of guards. Santa Clara County Jail system needs to do better and someone has to answer for this tragedy.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Officer Ray Tensing Lied and Tried To Get Away With the Murder of Samuel DuBose x

Many police officer get away with murder by lying and cover ups in the police departments all over this nation. Well Officer Ray Tensing is a liar and dumb one at that. On Sunday July 19, 2015 around 6:25 p.m. Officer Ray Tensing killed unarmed Samuel DuBose. After a traffic stop of a missing front license. In his statement after the murder he said to dispatch, “I am not injured. I almost got run over by the car. He took off on me. I discharged one round struck the male in the head." Tensing's attorney told reporters that his client feared for his life. He also said he said that the victim, "Turns the car on, jams it in the drive and mashes the accelerator. He wasn't slowly pulling away. (Tensing) feared for his life. He thought he was going to be sucked under the car that was pulling away from him. He thought he was going to get sucked under and killed." I’m not calling Ray Tensing a police officer from this point on. He should not have been a police officer in the first place. He did not know how to handle himself, with a basic traffic stop. He was wearing a body camera and he must have forgot that when he decided to lie. The video told another story all together. Ray Tensing was indicted for the murder of Samuel DuBose. Now a man has lost his life and for what? It doesn’t make sense, but this is nothing new. The number of unarmed African Americans killed by police officers, has been going on for decades. In the month of January 2015 there were 91 unarmed African Americans killed by police. What about the countless others that didn’t get the news coverage. The police lie and cover up, but this one can’t be covered up. Ray Tensing flat out lied and it was caught on video. Unlike the Oscar Grant case it was on video, but the officer in that case got away with it. Police departments and city officials across this country have to stop trying to protect officer’s bad behavior. I give props to the City of Cincinnati and there officials for getting this one right.


15 year old Adrian Jerry Gonzalez Murdered 8 year old Madyson Middleton

On Sunday July 26, 2015 Madyson Middleton was playing outside of her Tannery Arts Center apartments in Santa Cruz, California, like a normal 8 year old does in the summer. Little did she know, that someone she knew was plotting to end her life? Fifteen year old Adrian Jerry Gonzalez was that person. He lured her in his apartment and murdered her. What makes a 15 year old boy have such an urge to rape and strangle a small child? What has he been exposed to in his childhood? What is wrong with our youth? Where are the parents of these children? Parent your children! Teach them when they are babies. This is terrible all the way around! This little girl suffered at the hand of a child! Madyson should have graduated, become a mother and did things she dreamed of. She had a right to live! Her life was not Adrian Jerry Gonzalez to take. He STOLE from Madyson, her parents, siblings and her future children. He robbed an entire generation! May God have mercy? God Bless you Madyson Middleton.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Shooting At San Francisco’s Famous Tourist Destinations Pier 14

I was born in San Francisco and lived there until I was two years old. I asked my mother when I was older, why she moved us to San Jose. Her answer was “San Francisco was not a place, she wanted to raise her children.” She told me that when she was growing up there it was hard and that the people there were very strange. Even though I did not grow up in San Francisco, I always enjoyed going back when I was older. Especially going to the famous Fisherman’s Wharf, China Town, Golden Gate Bridge and walking the piers. San Francisco is one of the world’s famous tourist destination. Millions of people visit San Francisco in a year. Is this going to hurt San Francisco’s tourist trade? I say no, because people are becoming so emotionless about events like this.
On July 1, 2015 Kathryn Steinle was walking along one of San Francisco tourist destinations, Pier 14 with her father. When she was shot to death by Francisco Sanchez, an illegal alien from Mexico. He had been deported five times. I know San Francisco is supposed to be a sanctuary city, but come on. Five times deported, that should have told somebody that this man should not be in this country. All of the city officials from the Mayor to law enforcement are blaming each other. I think their all of them are to blame. Especially I.C.E. for not coming to pick up Francisco Sanchez. This should not have happened. My prayers go out to Kathryn Steinle family and friends.


Friday, July 3, 2015

The Eulogy Reverend Clementa Pinckney From President Obama Was Powerful

On the evening of June 17, 2015, AME Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina suffer a tragedy. A gun man was invited into the church by the nine people who lost their lives. When I heard of this unspeakable heartbreak, all I could do is, say a prayer for the nine people who were gunned down. Among the nine people was Reverend and State Senator Clementa C. Pinckney. This happened at one of the oldest black churches in the state. This church has been the site for community organization around the civil rights movement.
President Obama’s eulogy of Reverend Clementa Pinckney was very powerful. He touched on the person he was and said, "Rev. Pinckney embodied a politics that was never mean, nor small," he also said, "He encouraged progress not by pushing his ideas along, but by seeking out your ideas." Pinckney, Obama said, "embodied that our Christian faith demands deeds, not just prayer." There were two subjects President Obama touched on that needed to be said it was racism and gun violence. He said, “We have to have a conversation about race,” "The subtle impulse" still exists "to call Johnny back for a job interview but not Jamal.” He also said, "We talk a lot about race. There's no shortcut. We don't need more talk." Then he turned to guns he said, "None of us should believe that a handful of gun safety measures will prevent every tragedy it will not." He also said, "the vast majority" of Americans and gun owners want to make changes to prevent gun deaths and that gun control laws won't prevent every tragedy, but they could save a few lives.” He said, "Our brothers and sisters are cut down in a church basement, 12 in a movie theater, 26 in an elementary school, but I hope we also see the 30 precious lives cut short by gun violence in this country every day."
Talk about amazing grace. President Obama has been criticized by the most disgusting and nasty people and yet can stand his ground and persevere. Yes, our President is amazing. He spoke the truth and all you haters know it. For all you wacko haters you’re going to have to take down your Confederate flags and get over it. Your evil ways have been a putrid stain on this country for far too long. I say it is about time and enough is enough.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Head of Spokane Washington NAACP Rachel Dolezal Is A Poser

When I first heard this story, I laughed. The reason why, it seem to me another white person trying to be down with the African-American culture. We see it in the media, white woman getting fat injected in their lips and butts. Laying out in the sun or spray tanning to make their skin darker. Don’t let me get started with the young white male. They think just because they dress like or talk like their favorite Rapper, they have the African-American flavor and are down with the black experience. Rachel Dolezal went around portraying, that she was African-American for years. Let’s say she was biracial, it would have been alright because at least she had some African-American in her. It doesn’t matter if she started identifying herself as African-American at a young age. I blame her parents, they dropped the ball. As soon as she started drawing herself with a brown crayon, they should have put a stop to it. Instead they let it go on and helped her perpetrate a lie for years. She did not say anything about her being discriminated against as an African-American women. You can believe that African-American woman are discriminated against and have been for years. Rachel said she was discriminated against as a white woman. Rachel Dolezal will never really know what it is to be a true African-American woman, even though she had been faking it for years. The struggles that African-American women endured for centuries, is not something to take lightly. I feel Rachel Dolezal did just that by portraying herself as African-American woman. For all the people who knew shame on you too.


Friday, June 19, 2015

2015 NBA World Champions Golden State Warriors Done After 40 Years

Photo By TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images

In my blog on June 5, 2015 I said, “Are the Warriors hungry enough, to pull off a championship? I said yes, all they have to do is win their first 2 home games. Don’t let the Cavaliers win any games in Oracle and keep home court advantage.” Well, it didn’t go that way. The warriors won game 1 by 8 points, lost game 2 by 2 points and lost game 3 by 4 points. Everyone started doubting, that the Warriors could come back from being down 2 games to 1. I kept saying, that they barley won game 2 and 3. The Warriors tied the series in game 4 and won by 21. My husband said “the Warriors can beat the Cavaliers and are going to beat the Cavaliers 3 games straight and win the championship in Cleveland.” He was right. Game 5 was a 13 point win for the Warriors. After the Warriors beat the Cavaliers in game 5, the interview with LeBron James and his big-headed self said “I feel confident because I’m the best player in the world,” and “I know I’m shouldering a lot of the burden, but it is what it is.” I think he cursed himself and his team by being so arrogant. Ok, he may think he’s the best player in the world but he can’t do it by himself. Basketball is a team sport and you have to have a supporting cast in order to win. Just like Michael Jordan, he was the best player when he started but without a supporting cast and he didn’t win. I think Steph Curry is the best player in the world, because he has that supporting cast. In game 6 the Golden State Warriors out of Oakland California won by 8 points, winning the NBA title after 40 years. In my opinion Steve Kerr and his coaching staff are geniuses, for starting Andre Iguodala in the last 2 games. Everyone on the Warriors contributed to the team winning this NBA title and having a historic season. It is hard to go wire to wire and win a title. For all you hater’s that said a jump shooting team can never win a title. I’m just saying, #DUBSNO! Oakland California as well as the whole state of California and world were watching one of the best NBA finals in a long time. If you missed it, you missed some fantastic games. Congratulations 2015 Golden State Warriors NBA Champions!

Friday, June 5, 2015

It took 40 years for the Golden State Warriors to get to the NBA Finals

If someone asked me six years ago, who is your favorite NBA team? I would have said “I don’t have one anymore since Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls.” About five years ago, my husband was watching a NBA game on TV. That was on October 28, 2009 the teams that were playing was Warriors and the Rockets. I remember that day because it was my second birthday, I mean the day two years prior that I received my kidney transplant. When my husband watches sports, he’s real vocal. All I heard from the other room was “OOO! That boy is bad! And honey you have to see this.” I walked into the room sat down started watching the game and was hooked. He was talking about Stephen Curry’s debut game into the NBA. He had been following Stephen Curry since he was in college and had said “if he goes into the NBA he is going to great”. Oh! Boy he is something special.

Well it’s on! Thursday June 4, 2015 at 6 p.m. the Golden State Warriors of Oakland California vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers. It has been 40 years since the Warriors have won a championship. Are the Warriors hungry enough, to pull off a championship? I say yes. All they have to do is win their first 2 home games. Don’t let the Cavaliers win any games in Oracle and keep home court advantage. The Warriors basketball team may be small in size compared to the Cavalier’s but they are big at heart. Their defense is fantastic and their bench is deep. O! Yea! We have those guys, I’m talking about the splash brothers Stephen and Klay. Don’t forget the other guys Draymond, Harrison and Andrew. The bench players can also pick up the slack when the starting 5 are not shooting well. This is going to be one of the best series in my opinion, since the Chicago Bulls first win in 1991. Oakland California and the whole state of California along with the world will be glued to their TV sets for the NBA finals. You don’t what to miss this, it’s going to be fantastic.

UPDATE 1st Game of the Finals:  Cavaliers 100 Warriors 108


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

San Jose California Residents. Are You Conserving Water?

I have lived in San Jose, California all my life and every year there has been less and less rainfall. People start to panic and talk about being in a drought. Then it rains, floods, water levels rise everyone stops panicking. Yea! We have a drought going on now and maybe it will be the longest one ever. I’m not tripping on conserving water? The reason why, I rent a duplex and there is shared water which is included in the rent. I don’t know how much the other unit is using and I can’t do anything about it. The rent continues to go up every year to compensate for the rising cost of water. I have been water conscious all my life. Growing up in a household of seven, my parents had a large water bill to pay. We all  learned how to conserve. I don’t let the water run while brushing my teeth, washing dishes, taking a shower.I wash clothes once a week to conserve water.
For all San Jose residents, it’s illegal for you to wash your car with potable water. For you that don’t know what potable water is, it is drinking water. It is illegal to top off a residential swimming pool or hot tub more than 1 foot. San Jose’s Water Conservation Board has the nerve to say you can drain a hot tub or pool to fix the leak that’s legal. This is one of the stupidest thing I have ever heard, you can buy a pool or hot tub, but it is illegal to fill them. This one is real dumb, don’t put in a new lawn between May 1 and Oct. 31 if it has a sprinkler system. You can however install new grass only if you water it by hand or a with drip irrigation or with recycled water. What about the office buildings and schools that have been around for years with the old system of using drinking water to keep their grass green? Are they paying the fines? It seems to me no matter how you conserve or don’t conserve living in San Jose, California there will always be a drought.


Friday, May 1, 2015

Baltimore Maryland Riots Again After 36 years

People gather Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Baltimore, in the aftermath of rioting following Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray, who died in police custody. Gov. Larry Hogan said at a news conference Tuesday that Baltimore will not have a repeat of the riots that happened on Monday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Here we go again! The City of Baltimore Maryland riots again 36 years later. The last time was the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. On April 12, 2015, 25 year old Freddie Gray was arrested for possession of a switchblade which was later determined to be a lie. While in police custody and on his way to the police station he was injured severely. He died on April 19, 2015 from injuries to his spinal cord and larynx. The Gilmore Homes neighborhood sparked a mass protest with the death of Freddie Gray. After his funeral on April 27, 2015 the protest turned violent and civil unrest ensued because the people were sick and tired of the police. I don’t think the people of Gilmore Homes neighborhood should have vandalize their neighborhood it only hurt themselves.
It was not only in Baltimore where mass protests happened. Cities across the country were protesting the injustice that has been going on for decades. Cities like Washington D.C., Ferguson Missouri, Oakland California, Seattle Washington, Minneapolis Minnesota, Philadelphia and New York. Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Treyvon Martin, Oscar Grant and the thousands of other who we have not heard of have lost their lives at the hands of police or someone who thought they had authority. The people aren’t standing for this type of blatant abuse of authority anymore.
I lived in Baltimore for a year back in the early 80’s. Back then the people in certain areas of were always complaining about how corrupt the police were. When I went back in 1997 it had not gotten any better. I still saw boarded up row houses, kids hanging out when they were supposed to be in school. The police harassing black men on the street. When my Husband and son went back in 2009 it was still corrupt. Everything was so separate you rarely saw white people unless you went to their neighborhoods or out to the county of Baltimore. Coming from California it was a real culture shock. One thing I can say is that it was good to see white people and other nationalities peacefully protesting with blacks and holding signs saying Black Lives Matter.
This is a nationwide matter the Police Departments across the United States have to do a lot better, be held accountable and stop covering up bad behavior of police officers. This hold situation keeps on happening and people are saying enough is enough.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Zully Broussard

I have to say, that every now and then a true Angel appears. That is what Zully Broussard is, an Angel. She decided to give a total stranger one of her Kidney’s and this sparked a chain reaction for six other patients to receive Kidney’s. It took place at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, with the support staff of 40 to do these surgeries on 12 people. The patients who received these donor Kidneys were on the deceased donor lists. There were three parents and child pairs, one sibling pair and one brother and sister-in-law pair. Thanks to a computer programmer named David Jacobs who was on the deceased donor list years ago who received a Kidney from a living donor. It is much easier and faster for doctors and their staff to coordinate multiple Kidney transplants. David Jacobs created a Match Grid that genetically matches donor pairs or chains quickly. David Jacobs said “When we did a five-way swap a few years ago, which was one of the largest, it took about three to four months. We did this in about three weeks”. He is another Angel, think of all the lives is program saved.
When I was sixteen years old I got my driver’s license. Back then on your license you received a card specify that you wanted to be an organ donor. You would attach to your license. Back then I was thinking if something would happen to me, at least I would help save someone’s life. Little did I know 20 years later I would be diagnosed with Kidney failure and put on the deceased donors list? I was on Dialysis for 5 years. Once I was on Dialysis I felt better but being on it for so long it took a toll on my body. The deceased donor list is a long list and the waiting is agonizing. It doesn’t really matter where you are on the list if a match comes up. The match goes to the sickest person. In my case, I was the sickest person so I received the Kidney from the deceased donors list. It will be 8 years October 28, 2015, one day after my birthday. Now I celebrate the day I was born and the day I was reborn.
It doesn’t have to be this way if more people like Zully Broussard of Fair Oaks California would give this generous gift of life. There are currently 123,175 people waiting for lifesaving organ transplants in the U.S. of these, 101,170 await kidney transplants according to the Organ Donation and Transplantation Statistic as of September 8, 2014. I’m a firm believer we are all connected, no matter what race we are. God Bless you Zully Broussard.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Chris Brown and the Wild West at The Fiesta!!

Chris Brown and the Wild West at The Fiesta!!
By. Amero
The Fiesta was very un-festive on January 11th. Controversial singer/
rapper Chris Brown was on stage performing one of his singles “Loyal” on
stage as bullets tore through the crowd injuring five people. The KMEL
hosted ‘Capricorn Bash’ was held in San Jose, Ca at the Fiesta nightclub
on Monterey Rd. The Fiesta is long known for its inadequate security
measures in the past with several incidences that have occurred at other
venues. Why do people not value other peoples lives is a mystery to me.
First off security should at least search everybody including artists &
entourage. Second who goes out to have fun and brings a gun? I don't get
it. I was surprised that Chris Brown would do such a small venue as you
can see the stage is jam packed with security. Brown was on stage and in
videos online he is seen smiling as a fight breaks out he shouts on the mic”
them ni**as gettin it in”. What later ensued was bullets and blood and in the
end five people were shot. Four were taken to the hospital on site while
one person showed up to a hospital with injuries. Police have not made
any arrests but several party goers were detained for questioning. What's
so surprising is if you watch the video it seems as if everyone had their
camera out and recording but nobody has a picture of the shooter or
shooters. Fiesta has since been put on probation and also SJPD has
revoked Fiestas entertainment permit. The shooting is one of the latest
bumps in the road for Chris Brown. A judge recently revoked his probation
and the artist faces jail time for leaving Los Angeles County to do this show.
Browns attorney told the judge that his office had incorrectly advised Brown
that he could leave. Looks like its time for new representation Chris!! This
is tough for me to grasp because I love music its just that people need to
learn to separate reality and fiction. Music is an art form not a lifestyle to be
replicated. Just think what the world would be like if you went to an action
movie and people started shooting.All because the actor portrays a
gangster role in the movie and people wanna connect with the character.
Sounds dumb don't it? At least everyone left with their life and can go

Saturday, January 10, 2015


By. Amero
Yes yes people its 2015 and January is rolling by. Crazy how time flies. I'm here to spread the word about the closure of the world famous Golden Gate Bridge.The Bridge will be closed to install a movable median barrier which will provide a safer and more efficient system of separating opposing lanes of traffic. The bridge will be closed starting at 12:01 am on January 10th. And reopen Monday January 12 at 4:00 am. At least they didn't do the repairs during the holidays when traffic is at an all time high but The Bridge District is issuing a ‘no travel advisory’ that weekend, but if travel between San Francisco and the North Bay Area is necessary, there are several ways to get to your destination. 1. Golden Gate Transit bus service will be allowed to cross the Bridge. 2.Golden Gate Ferry will be offering expanded service that weekend, including late night service. 3. Just use an alternate route like the Richmond bridge or the Bay bridge. You can also ride your bike or walk across the 1.7 mile span of the bridge because the eastern side will remain open to pedestrians.What crews are working on is replacing the plastic tubes used to separate opposing lanes of traffic. During the heavy morning traffic southbound lanes are expanded to accommodate commuter traffic from the north into San Francisco and in the evening the tubes are shifted to allow north bound commuters out of San Francisco. The new barrier system will provide a safer and more efficient system of dividing opposing lanes of traffic.The barrier will be installed on the 1.7-mile-long Bridge and on the approach portion of Highway 101, north of the Golden Gate Bridge,starting at Alexander Avenue. Using transfer machines, the barrier will be moved several times a day to create more lanes in a particular direction to accommodate variable traffic demands. This new movable median barrier system will enhance safety by reducing the potential for crossover collisions and will allow the Bridge District to more efficiently reconfigure lane changes to optimize traffic operations on the bridge. This could not come any sooner because of the head on collisions occurring on the bridge. Streetwise Special Delivery Inc. will be open during the weekend for all your package deliveries in the bay area.