My Craziest Cases: From Downright Ridiculous to Shocking…and Everything in Between

As an attorney and true crime writer, I have been in countless courtrooms. I have certainly witnessed devastating heartbreak, but there are cases that stand out for their absurdity, crazy details, colorful characters, and facts too shocking to even believe. This...

From Abuse and Trafficking to Healing and Purpose

Marjorie Saylor triumphed over horrible childhood abuse and adult trafficking. She has now dedicated her life to ending exploitation and trafficking, and helping abuse survivors find true healing. She is definitely a light to our world. You may read my story about...

Kitchens For Good Is Cooking Up Second Chances While Fighting Poverty, Hunger and Food Waste

I recently attended the emotional graduation ceremony at Kitchens For Good, a place where individuals once convicted and hopeless are given a second chance. This non-profit organization has an ambitious multi-tiered mission of breaking the cycle of food waste,...

Rat Bite Fever Killed Her Grandson: Though The Jury Sided With Petco, What She Still Wants You To Know

Her eyes welled with tears as she looked into the television camera and told the world about her beautiful 10-year-old grandson, Aidan. It had been four years since she laid him to rest, after he died in two short days. In May of 2013, Sharon Pankey was touched by her...

Why Were Homeless Men Killed and Set On Fire? Suspect Now Charged With Murder

In the summer of 2016, murder came to San Diego in the form of an unknown assailant, who was randomly attacking homeless men, killing some with railroad spikes driven through their head and chest while they slept out in the open. Two men were set on fire. The homeless...

Leaving Life-Saving Water: My Day With The Border Angels

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, I traveled with the Border Angels to the Ocotillo desert to leave water and provisions along migrant crossing routes. It was an amazing day, from start to finish. I have written a story about that day which is now in Psychology Today....

Dental Assistant Sentenced to 15 Years for Sexual Assaults on Anesthetized Women

A 15-year prison sentence was not enough for the women who were sexually assaulted by Luis Ramos while they were under anesthesia at the Park Boulevard dental office where he worked for 2 ½ years. Ramos, a 36-year-old former dental assistant pled guilty to 9 felony...

The Right-To-Die Now Allowed in California: What Would You Choose?

He was a vibrant man, a brilliant and accomplished scientist, an ocean lover, a Korean Bar-B-Q and taco stand aficionado, an attentive husband, and an energetic father to two young boys. He was also my good friend who had the rare quality of truly listening. We...

President Obama’s Grant of Clemency to 214 Individuals Gives Them a Second Chance

I was so moved by this article that I wanted to share it. Who has not made a wrong choice at one time in their life? The story of Ronald Evans brings me to tears!  Talk about sins of our youth.  I so believe in second chances, and these 214 individuals can be...

A Night With Death And The San Diego Medical Examiner: Important Information And Fascinating Facts Revealed

“People are dying to see me,” quipped Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Glenn Wagner as he began leading a tour of the San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office on a rainy night. Dealing with death and its traumatic aftermath on a daily basis requires Dr. Wagner to use his medical...

From Abuse and Trafficking to Healing and Purpose

Marjorie Saylor triumphed over horrible childhood abuse and adult trafficking. She has now dedicated her life to ending exploitation and trafficking, and helping abuse survivors find true healing. She is definitely a light to our world. You may read my story about...

Leaving Life-Saving Water: My Day With The Border Angels

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, I traveled with the Border Angels to the Ocotillo desert to leave water and provisions along migrant crossing routes. It was an amazing day, from start to finish. I have written a story about that day which is now in Psychology Today....