He credits his accomplishments and hard-work ethic to “a very powerful role model” with an unmatched entrepreneurial spirit: his widowed mother, Rutila “Ruth” Osuna Peralta, who at 24 was raising solo two young boys and running a restaurant, Columbia Cafe. (Cruz’s father died of meningitis before he was born). He worked there for some years, a job that instilled in him a work ethic that developed his self-confidence, he said. The responsibilities nourished the self-esteem and self-assuredness that catapulted him into the highest ranks of his very distinct careers. … [Read more...] about Frank Cruz had a short fuse for second-class treatment. So he blazed a path for himself
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I was 7 and felt very satisfied because I’d recently memorized my phone number. Just as I was in the groove, San Diego got a new area code. Instead of 714, we would now be 619. This was devastating to my second-grade self. No matter how much I practiced, I couldn’t wrap my brain around it. During a visit to the bank, the teller asked for our number and I proudly blurted ‘916 …' She gave a condescending smile and said, ‘I think you mean 619?’ My first public humiliation. But I’ve remained a 619 person ever since. … [Read more...] about Newsletter: Facing harassment as a female mayor
Rise of the Resistance opens. Disney’s new Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, which opened Friday at Disneyland and debuted last month at Walt Disney World, is being heralded as the company’s most technically advanced attraction — and a sign of the immersive revolution happening in our theme parks, writes Todd Martens. … [Read more...] about Newsletter: Essential California Week in Review: Delta jet fuel dump
A car struck and killed a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detective on Sunday in the Valley Village area after she helped an elderly woman cross the street, authorities said. Off-duty detective Amber Leist was taken to a hospital, where she died of her injuries. Los Angeles Times … [Read more...] about Newsletter: Oscar noms and a Democratic debate in the week ahead
Citing the need to act quickly to get homeless Californians off the streets, Gov. Gavin Newsom will ask lawmakers this week to allocate more than $1.4 billion to a variety of local and state-run efforts, with much of the money earmarked as subsidies for immediate housing and community healthcare services. The proposal marks the second straight year of sending state taxpayer dollars to local communities struggling with a growing crisis that has drawn national attention. Los Angeles Times … [Read more...] about Newsletter: Could Meghan Markle and Prince Harry move to L.A.?