People of Northeast Los Angeles: Pedro Piñedo Gallegos

Soy de Zacatecas. Yo trabajo, hago yardas. Yo no he dejado de trabajar. Estoy retirado desde hace doce años. Yo me retiré de sesenta y dos años. Ya no manejo. Ya tengo diez años que no. Yo voy hasta la San Fernando a la marketa y hago ejercicio ahi en la subida y ahorita voy hacer ejercicio aquí e ya me voy a misa ahí en la trinity.


Translation:

I'm from Zacatecas. I work doing yards. I haven't stopped working. I've been retired for 12 years. I retired at 72. I don't drive anymore. I haven't for about 10 years. I go to the store on San Fernando and I exercise on the way up. Right now I'm on my way to exercise and then I'm going to mass at Trinity.


The above interview is transcribed and edited from the following interview:

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For the past twenty years, Chilean born Ricardo Palavecino has been developing his skills as a cinematographer working on documentaries, feature films, television shows, and commercials.
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