<p>Truth be told, when I first sat down to write this, I had no idea where to begin.</p>
<p>As I struggled, it occurred to me that this week marked 8 months since the forced disappearance of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa in Guerrero Mexico, what better place to begin. It is after all, what launched me, and my art into new levels of dedication and involvement, leading me to writing this column today.</p>

Cuyamaca College’s Coyote Music Festival leaps on stage May 5

A free music festival that is the culmination of a Cuyamaca College course on the music industry will feature nine bands rocking at the grand lawn at the Rancho San Diego college from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.
Among the nine bands performing in the all-ages event is an Orange County draw, Railroad to Alaska, a post-grunge/alternative metal group that in 2011 was named Best New Artist at the Orange County Music Awards and in 2012, won kudos as the Best Metal and Best Live Band.