Moving On

Serving on the DCC has been a wonderful experience. I have met many terrific people and made some life-long friendships. But I need to put my needs, and those of my family, first. Thank you for the opportunity to have served this community.

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Kids who are people of color enjoying being kids

Cultural sensitivity is important. The lack of it takes on many forms and can be found in many places. My most recent encounter occurred at my local BevMo! I’m a little mad, but feel I should share this story.

My brother Mando

My brother Mando
My brother Jorge Armando “Mando” Vera passed away today from blood clots related to COVID19. He was a much loved person and led a very complicated, interesting life. 

Taxes helping the Fresno Zoo

Fresno Chaffee Zoo has made many great improvements thanks to small dedicated taxes.

I visited the Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo earlier this week. What a pleasant surprise! The Zoo has become a testament to the good that can happen when taxes are used for the benefit of the community.

I really need a vacation.

View from a beach vacation

I need a vacation. It’s been over a year that I’ve been working from home. You might think that a Work From Home situation would be just like a vacation. But you’d be wrong.