Mother California

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Twenty years after the great migration north, the kids have grown up. Now they are having children of their own.  Yesterday was Emma Nichole’s first birthday.  La abuela spared no expense.

Belleza latinas everywhere, pregnant, about top be again, or recently so

Belleza latinas everywhere…pregnant, about to be again, or recently so

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Emma, the one for whom all the fuss was made

Emma, the one for whom all the fuss was made

The real star of the day, her mother, Queen Stephanie

The real star of the day, her mother, Queen Stephanie

Everybody had a good time….

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Homes for Vets, Sylmar

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Habitat of San Fernando Valley is putting the  finishing touches this week on a 12-home build site for veterans in Sylmar.

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We were joined by a group of very polite CSUN students from Saudi Arabia, including Abdul, who’s father owns a construction company and translated Arabic terms.

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Eleven days until she gets a new house.

Van Nuys vs. Silver Lake, The Muralists

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Either they don’t tag in Silver Lake no more, or Beck gets unprecedented respect.  #unblemished

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Then there’s Wobit, who gets the premium real estate on Sunset Junction, gets paid, and no one messes with his thing.

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Up in Van Nuys, he’s relegated to the guerrilla gallery of the Metrolink tracks, where only trespassers see the work.

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That is, until it disappears behind weedstalks.