Since I'm in this city today, the least I can do is share this clip of what was happening in a neighborhood here last weekend.
Over in the tourist section of town where I am, not far from Disneyland and the Convention Center multiplex, I won't see any of this. But this city of 335,000 people is seething. According to AP, Anaheim was 90 percent white in 1970; today it is 53 percent Latino. Old timers and newcomers have not made peace with each other.
Last time I was here, in 2009, Disney workers were protesting for a living wage. It's not much fun to work in the "service industry" where a job entitles you to provide drudgery with a smile for people who seldom notice your humanity. You should at least be paid decently for your efforts.
The current upheavals began when cops acted as if suspicion of gang-membership was enough to justify shooting at young Latino men.
Let's hope the police can get over thinking they have to behave like an occupying army in communities where their brown-skinned neighbors live.
Over in the resort area, we hope that the California Democratic Party will today endorse the Yes on Prop. 34 initiative to replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole.