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GrooveCentral LA fills you in on history and cool stuff about Los Angeles and Southern Cal.

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  1. Great insight into our town from a unique, entertaining and gifted writer! Thanks for sharing your perspective with the rest of us!

  2. Thank you for your unique, interesting and entertaining take on our town and it’s history.

  3. Fantastic reading!!! Look forward to more

  4. Dave Kempton on said:

    Love it!

  5. lorraine on said:

    You have such a way with words!

  6. Tula DaCosta on said:

    great blog!

  7. Celeste Gill on said:

    My name is Celeste and my grandfather Hermann Foland was the owner of the Jalsico when it was sold to Joe Palooka and other investors. My grandfather was a whaler at the time and had the Jalisco moored for about 3 years in Richmond, Ca. Not only were they wanting to build a fish plant, but Mexican Nationals wanted to create a Sovereign Nation for an offshore casino. It was the son of a former Mexican President, Mr. Guzman. Mr. Guzman was a partner with Joe Palooka. My mom and I are currently working on a book about the US and Californian whale industry and the Jalisco is part of our history. I have other information regarding the Jalisco at the time of the sale to the investors.

    I would love to talk to you about your interview with Joe Kirkwood and learn about any other information that you have. Please email me at

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