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Friday Five: 1978

I remember a few things really vividly from 1978. I remember going to the movies in East L.A. to see Grease for the second time. I remember going to what was then called Mann’s Chinese Theater to see Superman for … Continue reading

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Chicano Vietnam Veterans

My work on Chicano/Latino communities and the Vietnam War was featured in a front page story in last Sunday’s Inland Valley Bulletin. The story also ran in other small papers throughout the LA area, since the IVB paper is part … Continue reading

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Friday Five: 1977

This is the year. The movie Star Wars was released on May 25, 1977. I don’t remember that day or much of anything related to the event of the release. Since I was 5, that’s not surprising. I don’t even … Continue reading

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My Day in LA

I finished my fourth marathon last Sunday, clocking in my worst time ever at 7:16:25. That’s about an hour slower than I had hoped for and than I had trained for. To give you a perspective on my time, Daniel … Continue reading

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2015 LA Marathon

Tomorrow morning I’ll be running the 2015 LA Marathon. It’ll be my fourth marathon overall, and my third LA. I’m not a very athletic person, either now or in any stage of my youth. As a result, my first marathon … Continue reading

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Friday Five: 1976

I have lots of memories of things related to 1976 but I’m fairly sure the memories are not from that year. After all I was only 4. So the odds that I remember seeing a commercial for the movie “Rocky” … Continue reading

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Friday Five: 1975

I can’t say for certain when my earliest memories are from, but I’m sure they are from no later than 1975. It was a big year for my (nuclear) family. In ’75 we were a family of 4, my folks … Continue reading

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