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April 29, 2000 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a boy in the 1940s, growing up in the "Valley of Hearts Delight," as the Santa Clara Valley was called, John Kouns would earn his pocket money by picking prunes, apricots and walnuts in the hot, dusty fields. He was lucky to make 8 cents a tray and even luckier if the boss paid him at the end of the day and not a few months later.
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April 29, 2000 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a boy in the 1940s, growing up in the "Valley of Hearts Delight," as the Santa Clara Valley was called, John Kouns would earn his pocket money by picking prunes, apricots and walnuts in the hot, dusty fields. He was lucky to make 8 cents a tray and even luckier if the boss paid him at the end of the day and not a few months later.
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November 15, 2000 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Christine Chavez-Espinoza was 5, she stood on the front lines with her grandfather Cesar E. Chavez, picketing, passing out fliers and rallying for the rights of campesinos--the farm workers. That year the pair got arrested in Detroit during a strike and were jailed. Such was family life with the late labor activist whose legacy is viewed through the lenses of six photographers at the Anaheim Museum's latest exhibition, "An American Leader, Cesar E. Chavez."
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