“I needed a break,” he tells me. “In this job you have to be on call 24 hours a day, every day. I’ve been in the business a long time. Now I need to relax for a few months.”
Pedro recently started mentoring high school students, taking on the role of Co-Editor and Publisher of the bilingual community newspaper and website Boyle Heights Beat/Pulso de Boyle Heights. He says he will continue to volunteer for that project during his “temporary retirement.”
An avid runner, Pedro is looking forward to running his third New York City Marathon in November, and the Tucson Marathon with one of his daughters in December.