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About angelolopez

I’ve wanted to be an artist all my life. Since I was a child I’ve drawn on any scrap of paper I could get a hold of. When I went to San Jose State University, I became more exposed to the works of the great fine artists and illustrators. My college paintings were heavily influenced by the humorous illustrations of Peter De Seve, an illustrator for the New Yorker magazine. I also fell under the spell of the great muralists of the 1930s, especially Thomas Hart Benton and Diego Rivera. I graduated with a degree in Illustration. Since my time in college, my goal has been to be a successful children’s book illustrator. I’ve illustrated 3 books: Two Moms the Zark and Me by Johnny Valentine in 1993; Night Travelers by Sue Hill in 1994; and Cherubic Children’s New Classic Story Book Volume 2 for Cherubic Press in 1998. I’ve painted murals for Lester Shields Elementary School in San Jose, the Berryessa branch of the San Jose Public Library, and Grace Community Church in Los Altos. I’ve had a few illustrations published in South Bay Accent Magazine and I will have an illustration published in the January/February issue of Tikkun magazine.

A May Day Rally in Mountain View, California – Part 2

On May 1 I took time time off work to attend two May Day rallies in the Mexican Heritage Center in San Jose and in Rengstorf Park in Mountain View. Both were fun events. I took lots of photos and … Continue reading

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A May Day Rally in San Jose, California – Part 1

May 1 was a rather busy day. That morning I was expecting to walk a picket line, but found out that the strike that was scheduled was called off. The Sunnyvale Employees Association and the City of Sunnyvale negotiated until … Continue reading

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A Climate Change Rally in San Jose, California, April 29, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, I was thinking of relaxing and spending the morning with my wife. When she told me that she was getting her hair cut, I thought maybe I can ride my bike to the Climate Change rally … Continue reading

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The Sunnyvale Employees Association Goes on Strike

This week members of the Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA) met to discuss the current impasse with the City of Sunnyvale over a new labor contract. The SEA had been negotiating with the City for two years and have come to … Continue reading

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The Persecution of German Americans During World War I

This week I watched a wonderful PBS documentary on World War I titled The Great War. It talks about the war from the point of view of African Americans, Native Americans, women suffragists and the diverse spectrum of American society. … Continue reading

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Discussing Public Policy and Understanding Important Issues Facing the Nation

In this time, news stations like Fox News has injected a hyper partisan political climate that has caused a deterioration of civil discourse on the many important issues facing this nation. The sort of intellectual debate on ideas that are … Continue reading

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Protecting the Freedom of Speech of Those We Disagree With

In the past few months, one of the things that has given me hope during the first few weeks of the Trump administration is the passion of people who are engaging in protests and political rallies. There is a renewed … Continue reading

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