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Early Sawtelle Stories

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Joe Nagano

In the 1920s, Joe described Sawtelle as a Japanese ghetto. It had dirt roads and primitive utilities. The UCLA campus was being built and the area was experiencing a boom in growth. Some 2,500 gardeners worked out of Sawtelle to keep the yards of rich Westsiders green and manicured.

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Joe Nagano speaker Early Sawtelle Stories at New Center for Psychoanalysis 2014 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA November 1, 2008 More »


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