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The Tracks by My House - A Story about Growing Up at the Metro Tracks

I grew up one block from the just christened Metro Expo line train in West Los Angeles. It was from the days of my earliest memories until we moved away in 1984. Exposition Blvd was a short walk northbound, on my BMX bike perhaps 30 seconds or less, and the sets of tracks were just another 5 or 10 seconds. As a child I remember hearing the train horn blare at 6:30am on most weekdays unless I slept through it. The high pitched sound was the signal of a new day and hopefully a great one for the neighborhood.  The freight cars were the dirty brick red type that had a layer of dirt, dust, and grime from traveling across...

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Thanks Mike Bonin, 11th District

I've received some nice awards and recognition by the City of Los Angeles. I have one or two signed by ex-Mayor Villaraigosa, perhaps one or two by current mayor Eric Garcetti, Little Tokyo Councilmember Huizar, and I'm positive there's at least one or two more signed by a soul I can't remember. But this one, which didn't show up at the opening reception of the Giant Robot Biennale 4 and doesn't quite have the correct name of the exhibition might be the one that I like the most. It mentions the "Giant Robot exhibition" in Little Tokyo and gives a nod to my commitment to Sawtelle Japantown. Thanks Councilmember Mike Bonin and Senior Field Deputy Len Nguyen!

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