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Margaret Garcia: Her Grandma Overcame So Much; Her Own First Breath Was A 'Criminal Act'

Margaret Garcia: Her Grandma Overcame So Much; Her Own First Breath Was A 'Criminal Act'

Even with her 4-feet 9 inches frame, her grandmother was a strong and intimidating presence who overcame struggles to raise her family.
Olga Connolly: An Amazing Olympic -- and American -- Love Story

Olga Connolly: An Amazing Olympic -- and American -- Love Story

The epic story of an Olympian who shocked her home country in the midst of the Cold War.
James Becerra: 'Ants Build Anthills, People Build Cities'

James Becerra: 'Ants Build Anthills, People Build Cities'

People may think there are no roots to L.A., but generations of familial roots prove that there are many.
Leigh Ann Hahn: Polyglot L.A. Is A Grand Performance

Leigh Ann Hahn: Polyglot L.A. Is A Grand Performance

Los Angeles is magic for this German-English-Korean-American city rat.
Yong Kim: Two Koreas, Paraguay and Then L.A.

Yong Kim: Two Koreas, Paraguay and Then L.A.

To escape the rat race of Korean society, Yong Kim's family left for Paraguay, eventually settling in Los Angeles for no particular reason other than that they spoke Spanish.
Tommy Lasorda: The Immigrant's Son Who Bleeds Dodger Blue

Tommy Lasorda: The Immigrant's Son Who Bleeds Dodger Blue

When the legendary Dodger came to Los Angeles from the east coast, his eyes hurt from the smog. But it was also love at first sight.