Posts by Alex Gomez

Extraordinary Job Opportunities

An Evolving Coachella Valley Economy The Coachella Valley recovery from the financial meltdown of several years ago had seemed to be evolving through the last few years. As a destination resort area, visitors to the area continued to increase and new hotels and industrial hubs had been sprouting up across the Coachella Valley. Today, with…
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At Least You Can Die Laughing

A book review of You Can’t Kill Me Twice (so please treat me right) by Charlyne Yi Photo Credit: Laura E. Davis To see Charlyne Yi (pronounced yee) in character actress roles, you wouldn’t think twice about how her twisted, unique and sharp wit pops from the movie screen. Let alone, how that transmits to…
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Pickle Juice for Hydration?

This is a new one old idea from ancient times. Did you know that before sports drinks like Gatorade or PowerAde became a thing, runners and athletes were known to drink pickle juice? They used it to replenish sodium and potassium which helped them reduce muscle cramps and speed up recovery after exercising. Sodium is…
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An Adventure in Hydrating

It’s 1981 and L.A. is in a heat wave the week before Labor Day. Working retail in those days put us at ground zero of the Downtown L.A. energy from the garment district, the old financial district, to the flower mart, to the produce market and back around to the jewelry district. The Dodgers were…
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