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The start of a new school year marks an exciting but somewhat stressful time for all students and their families.
Ruperto Valle Santamaria has spent the past several years anxiously watching from afar as crime has skyrocketed in his native El Salvador while he earns a living as a driver for a residential care facility in Southern California.
“When I find something I like to do, I like to keep doing it.” In the post-World War II MGM musical, On the Town, that’s the snappy reply New York cab driver Brunhilde Esterhazy gives when asked why she still drives a cab.
Photo credit: IMRC 2016
As an 11-year veteran of the Mine Safety and Health Administration and a member of MSHA’s Mine Emergency Unit since 2007, I have responded to a number of mine fires and explo