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Ink Man

Ink Man's Journal
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January 6, 2015

2 New York police officers shot.


(CNN)Two New York City police officers were shot Monday evening in the Bronx, the department said.

Both are expected to survive.

January 5, 2015

Churches offer aid, sanctuary to Central American immigrants.


Religious groups in the East Bay have also stepped up. Led by Guatemalan-born Pastor Pablo Morataya of the East Oakland church, four congregations this fall declared "sanctuary" — pledging to shield young people and their families even if they are ordered deported.

In the meantime they are helping with sponsorships, legal costs, food and clothing.

"It's a very powerful moment — the importance of the faith communities protecting people even if the government doesn't," said the Rev. Deborah Lee, director of the Interfaith Immigrant Rights Project, a Bay Area arm of Los Angeles-based Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, and organizer of the posada.

Rene recalled the day and a half he spent clinging to a freight train as it hurtled north through Mexico as "terrifying." After three months of detention in Texas and Arizona, he was placed with a cousin in Oakland who could not shelter him.

When Rene showed up on Morataya's church steps one Sunday in July, Maria de Jesus Martinez Luna was teaching Bible study. She and her husband came to the U.S. a quarter-century ago and won asylum after family members were slain during El Salvador's civil war. They have a 16-year-old son of their own. Martinez couldn't turn away.

"I identified with him as if he were my child, arriving this way, in this situation," said Martinez, 47. She called her husband and told him, 'He's alone. We could take him into our house.'"

Rene now sleeps in a twin bed in the family living room. He is learning English with help from Martinez's son and two daughters, ages 12 and 2. <snip>
January 2, 2015

Christ in Japan.

Why do "progressive" people push us away?
December 29, 2014

Happy Sunday.

My the Lord Bless you.
December 26, 2014

Dr. Maya Angelou and God.

Overwhelmed by Gods love. Why do so many want to stamp it out?

December 24, 2014

Shout to the Lord!

Things are good. God Bless you all. Marry Christmas to the world.


December 24, 2014

Christ. Know him. Love him.

Love you all!
December 16, 2014

So Cal restaurant icon dies at 90.


Larry J. Cano dies at 90; founder of El Torito restaurant chain.

Larry J. Cano, who took over a defunct Polynesian restaurant in Encino in 1954 and turned it into the first El Torito restaurant, building it into a worldwide chain that fed a growing appetite for Mexican food, died Wednesday at his home in Corona del Mar. He was 90.

He was operating 22 El Torito locations when he sold the chain to New York conglomerate W.R. Grace & Co. in 1978. He stayed on for a decade as president, overseeing its expansion into a nationwide chain with 190 restaurants and annual sales of more than $425 million by 1987.

In 1988 he stepped down as president but remained in the business, operating several specialty restaurants, including Cano's in Orange County. <snip>

My first job was parking cars at his Cano's Seafood Of Mexico in Newport Beach in 1977. He drove a emerald green Rolls Royce Corniche and we parked it right in front. He told us about how he started as a busboy when he was our age and how we could do great things if we would take a risk or two.

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