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Apolonio Morales

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Apolonio (Polo) Morales grew up in El Monte, attended Mountain View High School and graduated from U.C. Berkeley with an English degree and an Education minor. Polo co-wrote The "Mexican" OC and was the lead guitarist for Spider Garage. Currently, he is proud to serve the immigrant community as the Political Director for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. He has two beautiful boys and a supportive, loving wife who make life fun, exciting and full of wonder.

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Departures

Running to First Base

A memoir on how baseball can give strength in the face of family disintegration and make the everyday spectacular.
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Departures

When They First Took to the Sky: Learning to Fly at the El Monte Airport

One of the last remaining local airports in the San Gabriel Valley, the San Gabriel Valley Airport was originally a project of inspiration by its founders. It survives today as a monument to aviation despite shifting community interests and needs.
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Punk and the Seamstress

Punk's impact and longevity in El Monte continues to be a source for creativity and is deeply rooted in the immigrant experience of youth that sought an alternative to a very dismal reality.
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