For this post, I decided to hi-light some people I know who are making a positive difference in Fullerton, the town I live in. Here they are, in no particular order:
1.) Sharon Kennedy--Editor of The Fullerton Observer, an independent newspaper in Fullerton that calls it like it is. An invaluable public resource.
2.) Mike Magoski--Owner of The Magoski Arts Colony on Santa Fe St. in Fullerton. An art colony in Fullerton?! WTF?! Amazing.
3.) Sharon Quirk-Silva--City Council woman. The only voice of reason left on an otherwise geriatric, out-of-touch council.
4.) Leslie Morter--Owner of the Rialto Cafe on Wilshire St. in Downtown Fullerton. Hands down the coolest and friendliest cafe in downtown Fullerton.
5.) Landon Lewis--Co-Owner of Hibbleton Gallery. He has the thankless (and often depressing) task of handling the finances of an award-winning art gallery that doesn't make money. He is also a killer bassist.
6.) John Keller--Owner of Dittosnaps Photo Booth--a FREE photobooth during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk. It's awesome
7.) The Friends of Coyote Hills--A non-profit community group that has valiantly gone toe to toe with a massive for-profit oil company for decades, and is still fighting the good fight.
8.) The Burger Records dudes--Keeping good music alive right here in Fullerton!
9.) Brian and Kristy Prince--Owners of PAS Gallery, which is so much more than just a gallery. It's all about community and love.
10.) Troy Bootow--Books cool bands at The Continental Room in Fullerton. Unlike the shameless self-promoters who book the other clubs in Fullerton, Troy does it for love, and it shows in the good music he brings to this town.