In our usual weekday morning routine, the dogs and I pile into the truck and head down the hill a couple blocks to the bluff so they can do their business while I drink my cafe con leche and soak in some oceanic energy. We get to the corner of our block, 27th Street and Patton Avenue in San Pedro, to find a film crew gearing up to shoot something.
The first thing I noticed were the dozens of Big Wheels the crew was unloading from one of the rigs. Rapped out with the guys a bit. They’re doing a commercial for Toyota, and about fifty kids and adults are gonna all do the bomb simultaneously down the hill on Patton all the way through to the bottom of 36th Street.