A San Quentin Prison culinary program and its restaurant-ready inmates

 

Top chefs from Bay Area restaurants donate their time and expertise to help incarcerated men land jobs.

Anita Hill speaks at the YWCA Silicon Valley Inspire Luncheon

Marlins unveil MLB All-Star Game logo in win versus Phillies

Argentina versus Haiti friendly

In preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympics the Argentina and Haiti Olympic squads played a friendly match at Florida Atlantic University on Sunday, July 24, 2016. The game would end in a 3-1 win for the South American side.

 

 

GOP Convention in Burlingame

 

 

Interview with an Icon Mural

A Soldier Returns Home

On July 4th, like many Americans, I will indulge in everything that is America. Hot dogs. Fireworks. Beer. But what about July third or fifth? Am I not American on those days? Am I limited to being American for one summer day or have many Americans misinterpreted the significance of Independence Day? As I came to find out recently, the Fourth of July is just a date for some families. The real celebration is when they see their loved ones return home from tours of military duty.

As I spent my summer in Southern California, I was privileged and honored to follow a family who saw their loved one return after a year of military service in Guantanamo Bay. That family happens to be my uncle’s family. That solider is my cousin, Marco Martinez.

On the day he returned home, I captured a series of emotions from anxiousness to overwhelming happiness. In this photo essay, you see how one family changed my outlook on the Fourth of July. It’s a day to celebrate independence with loved ones, but also a day to appreciate those loved ones who returned home safe.