9 Generations in Los Angeles

Misc Pictures

A Brief History
Los Pobladores 200
My Santa Barbara Connection
More on LA
Continuing the Legacy
The City of Angels turns 225
LP200 rides LA float at Rose Parade
Misc Pictures
Cousin Felix - RIP
LP200 2012
LP200 2014
New! 2017 DW News interview on multicultural LA


Dolores Huerta
Me with CSULB history professor Marisol Moreno and Dolores Huerta

It was an honor to meet Dolores Huerta at CSULB where I have been a student since 2007 majoring in Indigenous California Studies. I made sure to bring my camera and managed to get this picture with my California History professor Marisol Moreno and Ms. Huerta at the Dolores Huerta Day event in which we celebrated her 77th birthday with her. I enjoyed hearing her speak with a feisty authority on current issues of concern to the Latino community. I could not help but wonder what it must have been like to see her in action with Cesar Chavez back in the day.

With Rickenbacker's Ben Hall
With cousin Ben Hall, general manager at the Rickenbacker guitar factory in Santa Ana, CA

I got an interesting email one day in 2007 from a gentleman named Ben Hall enquiring about Los Pobladores 200 and how he could become a member. He mentioned that he too was a ninth generation descendant to Luis Quintero. I’m always happy to receive such correspondences, and I was interested in the name Rickenbacker in his email address. I replied with the information he requested and asked if he perhaps worked for the company. He told me his family owns the company and explained how his grandfather acquired the business in 1954 from Adolf Rickenbacker. I could not believe hearing I am a distant relative to the family that manufactures the legendary guitars and was offered a tour of the factory the next week. I once owned an azure blue 4001 bass similar to the 4003 I'm seen holding.

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