KPCC, Discover the Arts LA, and Ozomatli


While I haven’t been very good about posting on my blog, I have been writing for other places. I wrote on about how outraged I am with the way the Los Angeles Unified School District is handling the abuse charges at Miramonte Elementary School.

That post led to an interview with Adolpho Guzman Lopez on KPCC for the report “Union Responds to Transfer of Entire Miramonte Staff.” I listen to public radio all day long so I was thrilled to talk to him.

Last week, I was able to attend the kick-off event for Discover the Arts LA, which is three months of discounts at museums and theatres throughout Los Angeles. It was in front of the Walt Disney Concert Hall on a beautiful day, and one of my favorite bands, Ozomatli, played a mini-concert. I did a video interview with Bassist Wil-Dog Abers after the show for MomsLA.

LA River Day

If you drive by the LA River, hopefully you’ll notice something different. It’s much cleaner. A group of hundreds of volunteers gathered with trash bags and plastic gloves and cleaned up the river as part of LA River Day on April 30.

I was there thanks to Latina Bloggers Connect and Pine Sol. We helped clean up the river and talked to the mayor, who is nearing the end of his second term, about his environmental legacy. We also got to see a concert with Ozomatli!! And meet the fabulous young women of Girls Today Women Tomorrow.

The day was so inspiring I decided to get my kids involved in my next volunteering adventure. This Sunday is Big Sunday where people all over Los Angeles will get together to do community service in their neighborhoods. My boys, husband, friends, and I will be hosting a lemonade stand to raise money for Shane’s Inspiration, which creates inclusive playgrounds to bring kids of all abilities together.