Here We Is

“On a shelf in the vault of the City Hall, there stands three quaint old volumes, ragged, time-worn and brown with age. They are labeled "Angeles Archives, Vol. I, Vol. II, Vol. III . The subject matter of these handwritten volumes is an olla podrida, a mixture made up of applications for house lots and lands, Plaza drawings, the remembrance of a Chumash name, orders for demolitions and displacements, a church, a jail, and a Chinese theatre, Hail Columbia tunes, the story of a vigilance committee, rallies to defend DACA, a tree, a street called Eternidad, a letter from a newcomer, and the murmurs of some revolutions thrown into the stew.”