Fighting cancer and for freedom of the press

This is an amazing read. highly recommended!

Isaac Avilucea

Whirlwind week. I wanted to give everyone an update, and hopefully, some relief after I was admitted to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Hamilton last week.

I’m sure some of you heard the news in an article via The Daily Beast that touched on the prior restraint fight I’ve been involved with in New Jersey regarding my reporting on a 5-year-old kindergarten student in Trenton who was found with drugs twice at school in two months.

It had been shaping into a whopper of a fight featuring the state Attorney General, The Trentonian and me and had attracted the glare of the national and local media and the Society of Professional Journalists.

My focus had been squarely on that until last week, when I got sucker-punched with another cancer diagnosis. photo illustration.PNG

Since then, I have been put on a cocktail of drugs and have been run through a battery of…

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Best-ever Donations for San Diego Humane Society (RECAP)

Best-ever Donations for San Diego Humane Society (RECAP)

https://youtu.be/LrnyAMA83pM We took PFG on the road again—and it paid off big time! Our 2nd Annual Pizza for Good Party in support of San Diego Humane Society was a huge hit—great attendance and a record haul of nearly $1,500. In addition to the many individual donations, we had a ton of support from the local community to make [...]

2nd Annual Pizza for Good in San Diego: the Prep Photos

2nd Annual Pizza for Good in San Diego: the Prep Photos

"CFWB" (Chapter 7 in Pizza for Good) is afoot in San Diego. Fresh local corn, garden-grown basil and lemons, and other yumminess. Here's a snapshot of what we're up to. Wayne and I had a blast shopping for ingredients. All proceeds to the San Diego Humane Society. More soon!

CrankyYank Vol. 36: EXCLUSIVE: Wonders of Wilder | ‘If These Dogs Could Talk’ | Hillary So Mental & More

[Writer’s note: This is a late and abbreviated version of CrankyYank—I’m taking some “me” time during the Labor Day holiday week, so I’m republishing my post from Leav… Source: CrankyYank Vol. 36: EXCLUSIVE: Wonders of Wilder | 'If These Dogs Could Talk' | Hillary So Mental & More

Teaser Tuesday: Twitch Announces Julia Child Marathon

Teaser Tuesday: Twitch Announces Julia Child Marathon

Starting today at 5 p.m., there will be a world-renowned chef masquerading as a gamer girl. Gamer-streaming site Twitch has announced that it will stream all 200+ episodes of The French Chef, officially expanding its reach (like so many others) in to content offerings. I found this little nugget to be a GREAT excuse to [...]

Your 2016 #PizzaAtHome Winner: Greg Davis!

Your 2016 #PizzaAtHome Winner: Greg Davis!

We may have no trophies, award ceremony or Chris Rock hosting, but Greg Davis has won a free copy of Pizza for Good in print! Both are very tasty options and we saved at least one hungry Super Bowl viewer from the clutches of Domino's. We'll do it all again next year! https://www.instagram.com/p/BBiA8c-Fk7b https://www.instagram.com/p/BBiAvxPFk7B