Now, a 2nd catastrophic construction failure

On July 17, 2006, the Rev. Peter Jaramillo offered a Mass for Connie Alcala, Dolores Carmona, Delores Galvan and Linda Scurlock. The four young musicians had perished 25 years earlier at the posh Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Kansas City.In one of the nation’s deadliest structural disasters, two skywalks crowded with gaily animated people had […]

Silva Sevilla recounts daughter’s journey through depression

By Angie Baldelomar Patricia Silva Sevilla remembers the day she found out her daughter, Samantha, was being bullied.It was during Samantha’s seventh-grade year. Silva Sevilla had noticed the changes in Samantha’s behavior. Samantha was quieter and stayed in her room, and started wearing long sleeves, even during the summer heat.Silva Sevilla asked her daughter one […]