As I am writing this blog entry from my office in downtown San Diego, San Diego County residents are ordered from their homes as wind-driven wildfires spread from the East County toward the coast.
In what may be the worst disaster to hit our county in decades, we can see a community coming together. Rich and poor, legal and illegal immigrants sharing shelters and stories. In such days we are all the same, just people trying to survive this disaster. Stories like Mario’s the undocumented landscaper, assisting the family of a Border Patrol agent to load their truck so they can evacuate on time, will remain forever in my reflection on this terrible period in our city’s history.
My thoughts are with the families and the firefighters keeping them safe.