Being a teenager is hard enough, but for Paulina Lopez, it was especially hard. Her family moved from Oaxaca, Mexico to Los Angeles when she was 12, forcing her to learn a new language and new culture, and to make new friends. These days, her family runs L.A.’s staple Oaxacan restaurants, Guelaguetza Restaurant.


Photo by Eric Pearse Chávez

Tune into KCRW’s Morning Edition at 7am thru Jan. 4 to hear our Sonic Profile series gathered inside La Burbuja – our mobile recording booth. The profile of Paulina Lopez was produced by Eric Pearse Chávez and Saul Gonzalez. A special thanks to the entire Lopez family at Guelaguetza Restaurant for hosting La Burbuja this past Fall.

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