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The World According to Bugs #2 by Joseph and Carlos Najera

My mother was diagnosed with TB shortly after I was born. In 1950 she was placed in the Maryknoll Hospital in Monrovia, California. My father could not take care of us four kids and work full-time so he sent us … 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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La Casita by Carlos Najera

Living conditions in Oxnard were beginning to get modernized.   Most of the houses had outhouses and very few had bathrooms with running water and toilets. Our house had a wooden sink in the kitchen with wooden sewer pipes going out to … Continue reading

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The Blood of Kings by Carlos and Joseph Najera

  My mother married again in 1915. She married a Pochi. His name was  Juan María Olivas. He descended from one of the original Spanish-speaking families of California.  His name was Don Raimundo Olivas and in 1841 he received a land grant … Continue reading

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The Old Ones by Joseph E. Najera

    This is a picture of the Old Ones in my family. There’s more of them, but these were the ones that were present on this special day. This picture was taken on a week day. I know that … Continue reading

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