Blog Archive: Anniversaries

Restored World War II B-24 bomber lands in Torrance

A piece of World War II flew into Torrance airport Monday when the restored B-24 Witchcraft — the same war plane model that famed bombardier Louis Zamperini was on when he crashed into the Pacific Ocean — touched down for three days of public tours. Arriving about noon Monday after its 30-minute trip from Santa Barbara, the Witchcraft was opened up for tours, attracting lines of children and adults of all ages who waited to get a peek inside.

What’s it like to be 14?

I can recall this day 14 years ago in vivid detail and remember with stark terror the torment I was in just before giving up for the last time. Surrendering completely. Surrendering honestly. Surrendering finally. The relief that overcame me was tremendous and welcome and all those things that come to mind when you realize your life is without prison walls … scary is also a word to describe the feeling. I will not go

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