L and L’s Challenge to Political Candidates

L and L’s Challenge to Political Candidates “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.” […]

I LIKE MIKE Marino for President

After an overwhelming grassroots cry for help, Comedian Mike Marino has decided to heed the call, run for president of The United States of America, and “straighten things out.” If elected he promises to devote…two or three months of his life to making America a better place. In this interview by L&L Magazine correspondents and […]

Message in a Bottle: SafeTripp Traffic School

Message in a Bottle: SafeTripp Traffic School This video is the Message in a Bottle, from one of the owners of SafeTripp Traffic School, produced for L&L Magazine by Five Birds Publications To comment on this video visit our FACEBOOK Page Gordon RichiusaGordon Richiusa is an Italian American who has been a martial artist for some 50 […]

Freewheeling Atif Moon Rises to the Occasion

 Atif Moon Represents American in the Very Best Way! Olympiad Oscar Pistorius, the so-called “Blade Runner,” has been in the news a lot lately, but this is a more positive story about another disabled athlete, Atif Moon, who is competing to win gold at the Paralympics while representing America. “Tennis anyone?” is so commonplace an […]

Sheriff Lee Baca on ‘Friends of the Sheriff’

Re “‘Friends of the Sheriff,’” Dec. 19 This article makes a mountain out of a molehill. As The Times notes, the Sheriff’s Department watchdog in 2009 found no evidence that applicants hired through the “Friends of the Sheriff” program routinely received preferential treatment. Here’s what the Office of Independent Review (OIR) reported: “While ‘FOS’ stands […]

How the UPC BarCode began and changed the world!

To launch this column on technology and business for L&L Magazine, I thought I’d give you a little of my own personal history, as it relates to what I feel is one of the most important technologies ever to be conceived, a kind of business/technology legend and legacy. My retail background is extensive. I worked […]

Interview with Dr. Tod A. Burnett

Dr. Tod A. Burnett: A Man Who Makes a Difference (L&L) Could you talk a little bit about the unique qualities of and challenges facing community colleges? (Dr. Tod A. Burnett): Besides being the president of Saddleback Community College, I’m on the board of Brandman University, which is an offshoot of Chapman University, part of […]

Dr Tod Burnett – Message in A Bottle

On 9/11/2013 College President, Tod Burnett gave us his message in a bottle. To comment on this article visit our FACEBOOK Page Gordon RichiusaGordon Richiusa is an Italian American who has been a martial artist for some 50 years. He teaches the Five Bird System. Gordon earned a Master of Arts degree in English and has written […]

Just Asking — Where are Conservative Comics Hiding?

And now, ladies and gentlemen, the funniest duo to hit the Las Vegas Strip since Waylan Flowers and Madam: Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller… a neo-Rat Pack of two, live at Caesars Palace! Perils of a Malfunctioning Spam Filter Yesterday, I received what I first thought was the most ill-directed promotional email in marketing history. […]


There is a lot of talk these days about something called, SUSTAINABILITY. Though most have a vague idea what the word means, a similar number treat the subject as something of an unattainable brass ring for humanity. When something is sustainable that means simply that it has the ability to be sustained. The term’s broader […]