High-flying tribute to beloved reporter


deaths-Tom-Sparks-200x280 2This week’s episode of California Life pays tribute to one of our beloved former reporters who was lost way too soon.

Tom Sparks would’ve turned 40 this year.

He died of a stroke in 2009, apparently caused by a rare condition.

Tom was a USC alum and a marathon runner who loved adventure. So when the opportunity arose, he jumped at the chance to jump from a plane in the so-called “skydiving capital of America” ~ Perris.

His story, below, is re-airing statewide this week, as Tom’s spirit continues to soar.