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January 14, 1990 | TINA GRIEGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 28 years spent in political prisons or under the scrutiny of Romanian secret police, Nicolae Popa arrived in Southern California expecting to find a place where he could speak openly about his hatred for communism. But two days after he settled in Pico Rivera, a fellow Romanian taught Popa his first lesson about freedom in America: "If you want to have a good life here, keep away from other Romanians," the 58-year-old electrical contractor said he was told.
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August 16, 1990 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carol Mardock's list of contacts grows, almost by the day. A new name at the U.S. Department of State. A name at the U.S. Embassy in Romania. A name at a Romanian church in Orange County. A name of another international adoption agency. A name of another adoption attorney. But somehow the list is never long enough, and the contacts--thus far--never powerful enough.
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August 16, 1990 | SUSAN CHRISTIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carol Mardock's list of contacts grows, almost by the day. A new name at the U.S. Department of State. A name at the U.S. Embassy in Romania. A name at a Romanian church in Orange County. A name of another international adoption agency. A name of another adoption attorney. But somehow the list is never long enough, and the contacts--thus far--never powerful enough.
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January 14, 1990 | TINA GRIEGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 28 years spent in political prisons or under the scrutiny of Romanian secret police, Nicolae Popa arrived in Southern California expecting to find a place where he could speak openly about his hatred for communism. But two days after he settled in Pico Rivera, a fellow Romanian taught Popa his first lesson about freedom in America: "If you want to have a good life here, keep away from other Romanians," the 58-year-old electrical contractor said he was told.
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