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The Rage of King Kong

When I was growing up, my grandfather told me the story of how his father came to the Los Angeles harbor while he was creating the artwork for the original King Kong movie, much of which was filmed in San … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like Home

When I was growing up, my grandfather took me to all of the places in Southern California that are known as places with unusual energy, places that many people believe are portals between here and the afterlife. He told me … Continue reading

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Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

When I was a child, my grandparents told me all of their fears for their harbor community in San Pedro, CA. They told me they feared that one day the Italian portion of the community would attempt to proclaim superiority … Continue reading

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