Guess who’s sweet and 16 today?

Well that would be one Danielle Dodero. It’s so hard to believe that 16 years have flown by. But it’s been a lot of fun. In 16 years, Danielle’s played a lifetime of soccer games, performed in jazz and ballet dance recitals, played the gum-chewing Violet in Willie Wonka and dived off the cliffs at […]

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Happy 14th birthday to our little Groundhog

It was 14 years ago today when Beth and I welcomed Kristen into our lives. Kristen is sassy and funny with an infectious laugh. She loves to cook, sing and dance and is really the thread who holds the family together. It’s Kristen who organizes game nights and family movie nights and keeps in close […]

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My boy turns 11 today!

Today is my son Nate’s 11th birthday. And I want to take this moment to thank him. Growing up, I was always a fan of sports. The Rams, the Dodgers, the Lakers, the UCLA Bruins. And I’m happy to say Nate is a fan of the same.

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Celebrating 15 years of fatherhood

It was 15 years ago today that Ms. Danielle joined our family. It was the longest day of my life as doctors induced Beth into labor at 7 a.m and Danielle was delivered by emergency C-section some 12 hours later. Typical Danielle. She had wrapped the umbilical cord around her shoulder and wouldn’t come out. […]

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My little groundhog is a teenager now!


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Celebrating our wild 15-year journey

It was 15 years ago today that I had an incredible stroke of luck and my wife Elizabeth actually said “I do.” It was a great ceremony that brought together two local families from St. Pius V Catholic Church, the Doderos and the Wurms.┬áSince then, we’ve added a few passengers to the journey, Danielle, Kristen […]

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Hooking a big fish for a big fan

  Thumbs up to Eric Kaye, the director of communications for the Angels, who helped engineer this meet and greet with Mike Trout and family friend Caitlin Lyle. Caitlin was recently diagnosed with leukemia. She’s battling it fine and doing well, but her dad wanted to keep her spirits high so we reached out to […]

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Boosting Caitlin’s spirits is job 1

Five Questions for Dan Lyle I recently learned our family friend Caitlin Lyle, was diagnosed with leukemia. It was a big shock to all of us. We’ve known Caitlin’s family for years through soccer. In fact, Caitlin was a three-year starter on the Troy High girls soccer team. She was in great shape and heading […]

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Fireworks are back in Fullerton so play it safe!

Below is a version of my guest column that ran today in the Fullerton Tribune: As a kid, the Fourth of July ranked up there as my all-time favorite holiday. Not because of its historical significance or anything like that, but because of one special thing. Fireworks.

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Happy birthday to my little man Nate!

  Nine years ago today, God blessed me with this mischievous little prankster named Nathan. His zest for baseball, soccer, football and life is hard to match. As a dad, I couldn’t be more proud of my boy. Happy Birthday Nate the great. I know you are going to go far in this life.  

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