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Cots by Carlos Najera

June back in 1917 meant that it was time to go north. With my stepdad John. Much of our farmlands here in Oxnard was dedicated to sugar beets and beans. It wasn’t time for harvesting then, but it was time in … Continue reading

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The Black Hand by Carlos Najera

In Little Italys across the nation there grew an evil society called the Black Hand. It was a gang of Italian thugs that preyed upon their own people. They required a bounty in exchange for security. Often people’s homes or … Continue reading

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Working the Pits by Carlos Najera

Valley of Heart’s Delight was the nickname the local promoters liked to use for the Santa Clara Valley. Now it is known as Silicon Valley. Among the towns here are San Jose, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Palo Alto. They were separate … Continue reading

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