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Chile’s Volcan Villarrica

Every once in awhile, life throws you one of those curve-balls that punch you in the gut and take your breath away. And when you finally stand-up, catch your breath, brush off the dust, look […]

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A whirlwind of change

A few months ago, I made a life-changing decision: to move from the city I loved dearly, Ojai, CA, to Ashland, OR to start my next new adventure shooting the documentary film “5 Women: 4 […]

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Pondering Portland

I had the opportunity recently to visit the unique city of Portland, OR. Now, you know a city is unique if the bumper sticker slogan is “Keep Portland Weird.” I can’t say I found the […]

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SAVE our seals, save Ourselves!

  Last fall, while I was visiting Montana De Oro State Park in San Luis Obispo, CA, I came across a group of dedicated volunteers from The Marine Mammal Center in Morro Bay. They were […]

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Kiyiswana’n – Our Native Way

On October 6, 2013, the Chumash First Nation people held their 18th Annual Inter-Tribal Pow Wow at Lake Cachuma in Santa Ynez, CA. These annual Pow Wows are held as a celebration to honor Native […]

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…dancing ever since!

Danielle Angel and Carlos Landeros met while dancing at an Ojai mountain festival in 2013, and they’ve been dancing together ever since. Angel attends the Brooks Institute where she is studying visual journalism with a […]

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Tree breaks apart in Ojai during record heat and drought

June 2013 set the record for scorching heat and drought in many Southwest states including Arizona, Nevada and California. The California drought has reached historic levels. Temperatures reached 128 in Death Valley and 110 in […]

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Monsanto Madness

Last month, President Obama stunned American liberals and conservatives alike when he signed the Monsanto Protection Act into law. According to an April 10, 2013 article on ThinkProgress.org, the Act is “a provision snuck into […]

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Adventures in Alaska

I recently went on a trip to Alaska to shoot a story on Domestic Violence. You can read about it in my last blog post. And I have a confession to make. It was my […]

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Everyone can do something to end domestic violence

Issues of Domestic Violence and Violence Against Women have been in the news quite a bit lately. In November of 2012, Brazilian soccer star, Bruno Fernandes, went on trial for charges of planning the murder […]

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