Year in Review: 10 Photos of 2018

Well, that’s a wrap. 2018 was a fun-filled year, but I also took fewer pictures this year than in other years I have been into photography, since work and graduate school kept me pretty busy. This year, I tried something new by doing a weekly black-and-white photo project on Instagram to test my creativity. It…

Fishing – Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

Two teens fish at Eastlake in Yorba Linda, one of Orange County’s most luxurious communities, at sunset on Aug. 15, 2013. I haven’t fished in a while (I keep meaning to), but fishing to me is always a relaxing experience, as is just hanging out at the lake to watch the sunset.

Orange County exports rising to $30 billion

Orange County will take in $30 billion in trade exports annually by 2014, according to a new report by two Cal State Fullerton economic┬áprofessors. Orange County exports have grown in recent years, boasting 20 percent growths in 2010 and 2011 after falling 15 percent during the 2009 recession, says the report, by Cal State Fullerton…

Finding gold in these hills

While hiking in Chino Hills State Park this weekend, I spotted a piece of buried treasure. Well, sure, it was not exactly buried treasure, but when I saw this rusting a rotting ammo box splattered with crusty white paint nestled deep in the hills, an ancient World War II ammo cache came to mind. What…

Fullerton’s Soco West Parking Structure opens in downtown

The new Soco West Parking Structure next to downtown Fullerton’s Transportation Center opened this week. According to the city’s website, the grand opening was Wednesday, June 20 but it was open to the public Tuesday, June 19. The architecture is modern and impressive (it reminds me of Cal State Fullerton’s new Eastside Parking Structure) and…