The beach, the surf, and California’s political campaign. Aah.

The beach, the surf, and California's political campaign. Aah.
There’s a good reason I draw a lot of beach cartoons in the summer…because it makes me feel good. I did this in June at the height of the oil spill disaster, as a “what if” it happened in California… Surfers are pretty passionate here. I don’t think oil would stop them. And the politics ...

ESL doesn’t work. So stop it.

ESL doesn't work. So stop it.
Last week someone emailed me complaining that I “explained” my cartoons. Let’s call him “Chris.” Well, my main issue is that not only do I often not understand them, it’s that you often admit in the commentary below your cartoons that you have grave doubts that your audience will understand them. I think there was ...

Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner are rich and Republican!

Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner are rich and Republican!
Who ya going to vote for in the California Primary? I thought everyone could use some help on this. I’ve been doing cartoons on California and the upcoming elections for almost 6 months now for CalWatchdog, this extraordinary journalism site for a think tank in Northern California, but haven’t posted many of them here yet. ...

Where can I find some juicy Medical Marijuana?

Where can I find some juicy Medical Marijuana?
In Los Angeles. It’s all the rage. It’s an evergreen topic on talk radio…will it ruin the city? Does it destroy neighborhoods? Is it really legal? Oh, that’s interesting. I went to latimes.com to see what was new on the topic and this is the top article: Peron, a hero to the marijuana movement, started ...

Earthquake 7.2 in Mexicali today.

Earthquake 7.2 in Mexicali today.
Rarely do I blog twice in the same day, but I have deadlines, and must distract myself… Anyway, the earthquake shook us all awake on a hazy Easter afternoon. I wrote about it on my Silver Lake blog, (which got linked by the LA Times): My friend Geri Mars, in Redondo Beach (45 min south ...

California is the place you ought to be – maybe.

California is the place you ought to be - maybe.
I live in a strange, strange state. What’s hiding in all that smog, fog, and detritus, anyway? Is California really the land of dreams, or just schemes? Is it magical, a place to find your success and fortune, and is the weather worth it? I’m about to find out. I’ve lived here over 15 years, ...