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Best Mom Orange County 2013 - Donna Acevedo

Donna Acevedo's son Joel was the second young man killed in a weekend of back-to-back officer-involved shootings in Anaheim last July that rocked the city. She is entitled to seek solace in the refuge of loved ones far away from the public sphere, but Acevedo processed her loss by transforming into a fierce social crusader. Since her son's death, Acevedo has constantly spoken out at council meetings, protested the Anaheim Police Department and Orange County district attorney's office, and even crashed a wine-tasting fund-raiser with Anaheim's elite in the Colony District! Her car, affectionately dubbed "Maynard," reminds people via its rear window to "FTP: Film the Police." Armed with a biting sense of humor and profound sense of justice, Acevedo is a lioness and queen of righteous desmadre, one the city has sorely needed for a long, long time.

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Great choice.  And I know there were space considerations, but you wouldn't guess from this blurb that she's also been a very EFFECTIVE advocate, using the press shrewdly and meeting with police leadership to achieve some actual reforms.

Biting sense of humor is right too - she's told many people that my balls are the size of NECTARINE PITS.   I know I should feel insulted, except I laugh because it's funny and close enough to the truth.  Anyway I never understood the value of having mangos dangling between your legs - so much more opportunity for great pain when climbing fences, riding a bike, or enjoying a bar fight - plus I have not observed any correlation between actual sacksize and that metaphorical testicular fortitude we all admire and aspire to.

Speaking of which - I know she's still mad at me, but I'll admit her metaphorical balls are the size of sandías!


Excellent article about the best mother for sure.  But, it is followed by the Best Lingering Kiss?  Why might that be?

gregdiamond topcommenter

Good choice.

What side is Donna on in the Anaheim battles over the pillaging of public resources, by the way?  You forgot to say.  (Hint: "Selma.")


Donna definitely deserves MOM OF THE YEAR!!  She is one tough cookie and I have seen her stand up against injustice all over CA!  She and her family and friends remind Anaheim PD that they are watching every move they make, so those cops better behave!!  Donna, Genevieve, Corie and Theresa (and many more) have all lost loved ones at the hands of APD, are fed up and are demanding JUSTICE!!  JAIL KILLER COPS!!