Remembering Tony Ogden & World of Twist

It's been ten years since the death of Tony Ogden (30 May 1962 - 26 July 2006). Anthony William Ogden was born in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport (Greater Manchester) in 1962. He studied art and design at Stockport College in Greater Manchester. From 1977-1979, Ogden played drums in a punk band, The Blackout, which also included Dave Conner (vocals), Gordon King (bass), … Continue reading Remembering Tony Ogden & World of Twist

No Enclave — Exploring Canadian Los Angeles

Canadian-Americans are a largely overlooked minority in the vast landscape of Los Angeles's diversity. Los Angeles, after all, has no Little Toronto nor an Historic Canuck Town. Whereas immigrants from south of the Rio Grande are celebrated, vilified, romanticized, ignored, and pandered to; those from north of the 49th Parallel are practically invisible. To be fair, Mexican-Americans comprise … Continue reading No Enclave — Exploring Canadian Los Angeles

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Yorba Linda, the Land of Gracious Living

INTRODUCTION If Yorba Linda is known for one thing, it’s as the birthplace of disgraced Republican president Richard Nixon. 22 years after his death, the memory of Yorba Linda’s most famous resident continues to loom over the suburb, the main attraction of which is the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, built on the site of … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Yorba Linda, the Land of Gracious Living