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Author Archive | Michael D. Yates

Los Angeles

We arrived in Los Angeles late morning on May 21. I was to be on the Tavis Smiley Public Television show, and we were scheduled to do the taping at 1:30. I had made arrangements to check in early at the Renaissance Hotel in the heart of Hollywood. The PBS station was paying for the […]

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Into California

Our first stop was at a Barnes and Noble in Orange, California. The long drive to there from Tucson was uneventful until we go to some troublesome highway construction near Riverside. Tucson is about a two-hours south of Phoenix. This stretch of Interstate 10 is unpleasant, overcrowded with cars and buses, darkened and made dangerous […]

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