One-way ticket to the inauguration

I just got off the phone with Baldwin Park Unified School District Superintendent Mark Skvarna and he told me Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte, gave him a ticket to the Jan. 20 inauguration.

President-Elect Barack Obama will be sworn in during the historic ceremony, and whether you voted for him or not, the opportunity to attend is an honor.

Skvarna said he, unfortunately, had to give the ticket back to Solis’ office because all the flights and hotels in Washington, D.C. are booked. He still appreciated the gesture.

“It was very kind of her to give me a ticket,” Skvarna said.