1981 - 1985 In short, Mom & Dad's dreams skyrocketed. Their 54 unit Laurel Inn would eventually become 146 rooms with my sister Terry
there to run it. To date, for two European immigrants from the Mediterranean island of Malta, Mom and Dad are the two most successful people I have ever known. They define the words self made and successful.
They taught me how to prove "there is nothing I cant do or have if I want it bad enough"! My Brother George went on to run my dads second dream, the Forest Park Inn in Gilroy, California where George also
bought into a restaurant franchise, The Black Bear Diner. As expected, George's success was no different than the rest of us and often calls upon my bear, "Brandi" for publicity stunts... Dad soon became a major
developer in town having developed many restaurants, and even a shopping center and more important, allowing Mom to stop working.
And then, there's me. For reasons I still don't fully understand, I decided to become a police officer. (I guess school life or the business world was just a little too
boring...) I attended the Gavilan College West Coast Police Academy under the uniform of the Monterey County Sheriffs Department. Upon Graduation, I remained a deputy with M.C.S.O. for one year before
transferring to the Seaside Police Department, a much more active department.