Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.
So there I was having lunch on Monday with Associated Press Special Correspondent Linda Deutsch and Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lance Ito at Taix French Restaurant in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, when up walked two men I didn't immediately recognize.
Turns out one was recently elected Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who Ito knew. He and Ito chatted a bit, then Ito introduced Linda and me to him. Garcetti introduced his lunch companion to us by name, but with no other indentifying information. He, I later learned (thank you, Google), was U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan.
Sunday will mark a year since the tragic and obscene shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek. In observance and as part of the Temple and the community's "Turning Tragedy into Triumph" campaign, a commemorative 6K Run/Walk is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 3. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with pre-race registration at the Oak Creek High School Football Field, 340 E. Puetz Road.
Details and registration form is at http://www.chardhikala6k.org/.
South Milwaukee's Garlic Mustard Pickers Celtic band has a performance coming up.
Here are the details:
Date: Tuesday, 20 August, 2013
Location: Jackson Park -- a few blocks west of the main St. Luke's Hospital at 27th and Oklahoma
W. Kinnickinnick Parkway - between 35th and 43rd St.
(3500 W. Forest Home Ave), Milwaukee
Picnic Area 2
Performance time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm