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My visit to the Little Free Library

Ever hear of the Little Free Library? If you haven’t, it’s a worthwhile program that encourages reading and builds communities. If you’re a writer, it’s also a good way to get the word out about your books. Recently, I visited a new Little Free Library in my community of Lake Forest, California. I wanted to …

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“So why don’t you run for city council?”

A few years ago, I wrote about the trajectories taken by the community where I grew up, Reseda, and the city where I live, Lake Forest. Today, Lake Forest’s trajectory is heading right towards the ground. Our city is embroiled in a bitter fight by one block of city council members who want to recall the …

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What Reseda could teach Lake Forest

Just to clarify a few things about my old hometown of Reseda: There are no freeways running through yards, no Terminators saying “Hasta la vista, baby,” and no one will teach you karate by washing a car. But Reseda does have some lessons about how public involvement can benefit a community. This is especially important …

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