Getting Off My Duff in Carson

Homeowners In My City Banded Together to Wake Up Shell Oil. Now I Need to Wake Up, Too.

Sitting at the bus stop on Moneta Avenue, I watch cars pull into and drive away from Veterans Park. People visit the SportsComplex at the park or fill the bleachers to watch a baseball or a soccer tournament on the field. Kids rush the playground after school and on the weekends. They swing as high as they can and squeal whee down the slide. A memorial honoring Carsonites who have died fighting for the U.S. faces the elementary school across the street. From the window of my apartment on 223rd …