March for Andy Lopez

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It’s been a sad week in Santa Rosa since the shooting death of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by a Sonoma County Sheriff Deputy who had mistaken Lopez’s replica toy gun as the real thing. As a parent, I shuttered to think of the unimaginable pain the Lopez family must be suffering.

So today, I headed downtown camera in hand, while my children played at school, to witness what would be a very peaceful protest; a lot of anger, a lot of energy with a mix of young and old participants. I thought this image said it best.

One has to give credit to the restraint and cool-headed behavior of the some 1500 marchers today that came to voice their anger. October 29, 2013. Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, California.

To see news story see: Protests on Andy Lopez killing end without incident

Leah & Ruth tie-the-knot

After 17 years together Leah and Ruth were finally able to make their wedding vows and have them recognized by the state of California…about fricken’ time California! The couple had an intimate ceremony in Tomales Bay with 10 close friends who definitely know how to party. It was an honor and a pleasure to be their camera man. 
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Cheers Leah & Ruth!