Mexican Mafia-linked Central Coast gang member sentenced

Mexican Mafia-linked Central Coast gang member sentenced

We didn’t pay attention to the character of those we elected. We thought it was OK if their characters slipped a little here and a little there. If there ever has been a reason to vote for men and women of impeccable ethics, this is it. Our children. If there ever has been a reason to pay attention to the actions of our elected representatives, this is it: those who come after us.

What Has To Be Present to Fix Corruption?

What Has To Be Present to Fix Corruption?

If you’ve read my book, The Happiest Corruption, Sleaze, Lies, & Suicide in a California Beach Town, or signed up for my online course, Double Dias: Adventures in Local Government, you’ll have picked up a message that runs through them, and through many of the...
What Fuels the Machine? Fear Fuels it and Greed Runs it.

What Fuels the Machine? Fear Fuels it and Greed Runs it.

I tell the story of three political machines in my THE HAPPIEST CORRUPTION: Sleaze, Lies, & Suicide in a California Beach Town. They are focused in different American communities, even in different centuries, but the stories echo through decades and across the...