By Susan Abram

Stories from here and there…

How an LA County oak tree rooted in controversy, survived

I visit the Santa Clarita Valley from time to time where I was once a reporter covering city hall. It is a fascinating area filled with stories. It’s both dense … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

The story of genocide carved in stone

I grew up within a mostly Armenian American community, where the stories of the genocide were retold and never forgotten. My grandmother too, survived this time. The Assyrians called it … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Annual polar bear swim offers brisk beginning to New Year

If for any anything else, I was able to get the word “shrinkage” passed the editors. From my story, (Daily News, Jan. 1, 2011). The question most asked of those … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti counting on new HOPE program to help the homeless

  Earlier this year I was invited to go on a ride along with LA City Mayor Eric Garcetti to see how a program to help the homeless in the … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Crackdown on Skid Row drug dealing won’t stop ‘evil people’ who sell

A story broke out on LA’s  Skid Row this year that I never heard of. A drug called Spice, which is synthetic marijuana, sickened dozens of people all in one … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sex trafficking survivor helps others identify victims

I’ve seen the evolution of how we’re starting to re-examine our views on prostitution, now known as sex trafficking.  There’s no such thing as a child prostitute,  advocates say and … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mom pushes for lower speed limit after son’s death

Sometimes as reporters, we need to slow down and listen to someone’s story. It’s more difficult to do these days. Just a few years ago, a reporter had time to … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 · Leave a comment