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POMONA 1976 - How Did I Ever Get Here?

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ISSUE 001 - INTRODUCTION - How did I get here? MARCH 21, 2020 - I hated our move to Pomona, California. I was two months into the 10th grade. I had survived three years of Mexican gang-banger torment at Washington Irving Junior High in NE Los Angeles. Irving is positioned just to the NE of Dodger's Stadium where Highland Park, Glassell Park, Atwater, Glendale, and Eagle Rock collide. I had finally graduated and moved on to the predominantly caucasian Eagle Rock High School, and I had felt like I was set free in loving paradise. Being 1976, there was a huge party atmosphere, but my love for skateboarding, surfing, and "Surfer Girls" seemed to allow me to fit right into the student body. That interim summer I had already taken driver's ed at ...
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