“Are you OK, Nena?” That’s what Mercy Garcia-Watson asked her cousin Mary Ellen “Nena” Torres in the parking lot outside of the Koman Outpatient Pavilion at the University of California-San Diego on Sept. 20, 2018, after a consultation with surgical oncologist Dr. Sarah Blair.
El Centro native Kathryn Fernand was all set for a short mission trip to Mexico four years ago when she decided to finish her regular doctor’s office visit by mentioning an indent and lump she had noticed on her breast.
For Sonia Bustamante, a benefit of being one of the Valley’s very few woman firefighters is the occasional look of surprise on community members’ faces when they see her in uniform in public.
Marjo Mello had to swallow a very bitter pill when the Brawley City Council finalized this year’s fiscal year budget, which was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Stanford education can open a lot of doors, so Angelita Ortiz probably could have gone anywhere after she finished hers in 1991. But in her mind, she was always coming home.
It wasn’t an unusual day. Monday had rolled in, and the emails were waiting to be read, a late meeting needed to be prepared for and a slew of unpredicted items needing attention were waiting atop my desk. As much as I wished it was like any other Monday, it just wasn’t.
As unpredictable as the year 2020 has been, I couldn’t help but be taken aback by the death of 87-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18.