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An American Family: Love, honor, & poetry

I bought An America Family by Khizr Khan for my husband, both wanting to support and honor this brave man, his family, the son that he lost, also knowing it’s a book Don would enjoy. I had no idea…

They Go Low – We Go Local!

Published originally in CityWatch LA BUTCHER ON LA – Within two weeks of moving into our new apartment in La Crescenta, I learned of two substantive, meaningful opportunities to participate locally: a community meeting explaining the new districts for elections…

DWP ‘Reform’ Charter Amendment RRR: Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!

Originally published in CityWatch – August 29, 2016 BUTCHER ON LA – “Reform” of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is on the November ballot as Charter Amendment Measure RRR and it’s just (w)Rong, (w)Rong, (w)Rong! Wrong for…

Sports Politics: Time for an MMA Fighters’ Association?

Last week I was honored to sit in with the founder of the Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Association (MMAFA) and two MMA fighters at a meeting with my congressman’s district staff. I won’t use the fighters’ names because at…