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A little about me:
I was born at 1187 W 30th St, just west of Orchard..now 72 I have a ton of memories of the area post 1938..lots of stuff long gone but still a few bits of memories around Chester Place...where I used to skate and bike.
Your University Park secret:
Casa Da Rosas (Hoover and Adams) was a cool Italian restaurant in the '30s and '40's, dark inside at night, redolent with great smells, lots of diners,and multi-colored Christmas tree lights swagged over the outside dining area - a patio..as a kid it was a very special place! Like everything else in that area, used and abused over the decades!
Who referred you?
I'm a CA historian and just fell into this website via Google!
Profession:
retired labor union contract coordinator
School you attend:
attended: 27th St. elementary, Foshay Middle School and 1 year at Polytechnic High (now Trade Tech) New Poly Hi in Sun Valley CA
Or school your children attend:
no kids
Preferred languages:
english
Interests:
CA history, CA native plants, geology/minerology, fiber art (baskets), gourd art, art in general, music: ethnic, Blue Grass, classical, exploring this country by plane, train & automobile!
Favorite local restaurant:
Taylor's Steak House, La Canada, CA
Favorite local business:
Rice Wok, Laurel Canyon & Moorpark, Studio City CA

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Gregory Porter wields one of the most captivating baritone voices in music today. It emits enormous soul that conveys both the emotions and intellect of any given song without relying on vocal histrionics. In The New York Times, Nate Chinen wrote: “Gregory Porter has most of what you want in a male (J)azz singer, and maybe a thing or two you didn’t know you wanted.” Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater praised Porter in the pages of JazzTimes by saying, “We haven’t had a male singer like him in a…See More
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