St Isidore Historical Plaza

St Isidore 20th Jubilee Highlights

St Isidore Historical Plaza is a revered and cherished cultural center in old Los Alamitos California. The chapel on the grounds is the oldest public building still standing in town and has been preserved by generations of local supporters and docents who hail from all walks of life. Two principle organizations are responsible for the chapel and plaza preservation, the Comite Del Amor, the fundraising and event management arm of the effort, and the Isidorians who provide volunteer services. A prominent feature of the historical chapel which dates back to 1924 are the multiple stained glass windows that flood colored light into the chapel interior. Los Alamitos itself as a farming community dates back to the original Spanish land grant days. The chapel reflects the decidedly mission style of those early California days.

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John Underwood

John Underwood is a highly acclaimed community television producer and seasoned professional journalist. With a remarkable career spanning over 13 years, John honed his reporting skills at National Public Radio in Los Angeles. Locally, he made significant contributions as a reporter for OC Weekly and the Orange County Register.

When he's not diligently documenting the struggles of the homeless population throughout Orange County, John serves as the Production Coordinator for Los Alamitos Community Television. There, he passionately produces "Backstory," an investigative talk show that fearlessly addresses the most contentious issues of the day. His current documentary series, "No Fixed Abode," is a powerful exploration that amplifies the voices of Orange County's homeless community. John's dedication to storytelling and advocacy has earned him recognition as an award-winning professional in the field.

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