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I’m a published author! Buy the book!

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I write to let you know that a story of mine was included in a book. I participated in journalist and author Sam Quinones‘ Tell Your True Tale workshop at the East Los Angeles Library over the past few months. Our nonfiction stories were collected and published in this book, which you can buy as a paperback or Kindle edition via Amazon.

The stories by seven first-time authors — of braceros, mariachis, bus riders and vets — are tremendous and reflect East Los Angeles and similar neighborhoods in a profound way. My story is a polished version of a story that first appeared in this site.

Tell Your True Tale aims to get new writers working on stories about their own lives, or the stories of those close to them. Stories that are true but read like fiction are the goal.

Please take a moment to check out the book, buy it in the form you prefer, and share it with others!

We’re planning an event in Los Angeles in the coming months. I’ll let you know about it..


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February 25, 2014 at 8:21 pm

¡Chalino Sánchez vive!

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Suspect in South Gate Deputy-Involved Shooting Identified, Treated for Gunshot

Chalino Sanchez, 37, of South Gate, remained in custody at inmate reception in downtown Los Angeles, a Los Angeles County jailer said in a phone interview at 5:40 p.m. April 21.

Elvis, Tupac, and Chalino, back from the dead?

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April 22, 2013 at 10:22 am

It’s high time the cities of Southeast L.A. County consolidate

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Then a series of corruption scandals in southeast L.A. County roiled the region and made national headlines. Prosecutors filed public-corruption charges in Bell, Vernon, Commerce, Cudahy and Lynwood. Investigations are ongoing in Maywood and in at least one water district.

Now the Los Angeles County Local Agency Formation Commission is taking another look. And it’s asking a question that has been much debated since the scandals broke: Is there a better way to govern the area?

Agency takes a look at southeast cities’ governance,” Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2013.

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April 9, 2013 at 9:51 pm

2012 in review

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The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 27,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

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December 31, 2012 at 8:00 am

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It’s snowing and I’m listening to doo-wop & oldies right now; both only worsen how bad I feel (doo-wop & oldies make me nostalgic) right now. I need to fall asleep soon. I hope tomorrow is better than today.

I’ve decided to install an app to post all my blog posts to my Facebook account. Get ready to have my thoughts foisted upon you, Facebook friends.

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January 16, 2012 at 11:48 pm

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Sometimes, songs need to be presented via different mediums to augment or highlight parts of the songs. They move beyond the aural experience.

Then there are moments when Internet memes mix with songs, like this below.

Oh man I had quite the laugh. I don’t know how to describe the meme faces, I myself don’t know all of them. It’s still funny, though.

Song: “Almohada” de José José

Source: Meméxico

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August 17, 2011 at 10:00 am

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I <3 You

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Source: MeMéxico.

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June 30, 2011 at 11:43 pm

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