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From La Burbuja: Gustavo Arellano

Posted December 31, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 681 views]
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Gustavo Arellano was born in L.A. His family is from Zacatecas. He says that if his father hadn’t immigrated, he probably would have. These days he is an editor at OC Weekly, author of the syndicated column ¡Ask A Mexican!, and a contributor at KCRW.

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From La Burbuja: Norma Medina

Posted December 27, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 1,363 views]
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Today, as part of our Sonic Profile series, Silverlake resident Norma Medina talks about her picturesque childhood in Mexico, and the culture shock she experienced when she was taken to live with her Aunt and Uncle in their ‘Brady Bunch’ house in California.

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From La Burbuja: Octavio Olivas

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Octavio Olivas is from Mexico City. His wife is American, and they live in L.A. Before getting married, he got a taste of Texas hospitality on a trip into the US from Mexico.

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Tune into KCRW’s Morning Edition this holiday season for a series of short profiles gathered inside La Burbuja – our mobile recording booth. The profile of Octavio Olivas was …

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From La Burbuja: Mercedes Moreno

Posted December 25, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 2,726 views]
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Mercedes Moreno emigrated from El Salvador to Los Angeles 36 years ago. She began working as a babysitter, and in the process became a mother. Mercedes is one of the hundred of thousands of Salvadoreans who fled a brutal civil war that killed 75,000 and displaced more than one million people. This is her story of arrival.

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From La Burbuja: Aldo Velasco

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From La Burbuja: Aldo Velasco

Aldo Velasco was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco to an American mother and a Mexican father. At the age of five, he was taken on an “adventure” to Los Angeles. At that age, he could not have imagined that this trip would change his life, forever.

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A Yucatán-Style Holiday Feast: Two Recipes

Posted December 21, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 2,636 views]

A Tamal Feast (photos by Javier Cabral)As part of their new Cultural Continuum series, Mercado La Paloma in South Los Angeles hosted a Tamal workshop last week through their popular Yucatán Restaurant “Chichen Itza,” and we were invited.

Chef Gilberto Cetina showing everybody what’s up with tamales YucatecosThe Mercado, located across the street from the DMV offices and a stones throw away from USC, is a …

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12/12/12 and the Virgen of Guadalupe

Posted December 12, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 1,381 views]
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December 12 is the day of the Virgen de Guadalupe. Across Mexico — and the world — devotees flock to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the heart Mexico City to celebrate and pay tribute to the patron saint that Catholics call the Queen of Mexico and the Empress of the Americas.
Los Angeles is the second city with the largest of population of …

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