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Clock Tower Dedication & The Gabrielenos

On June 11, 2023 the Los Alamitos Museum hosted two events of interest to the local community. The first was a short outside dedication of the city’s historical town clock tower that has stood behind the museum, a converted adobe fire station since 1949.
The second event was a talk given by two native Gabrieleno tribal leaders, Andy Salas and Matthew Teutimez, on the local history and prehistory of the Gabrieleno and their ancestral predecessor the Kizh (prounounced Keeche) band of indigenous peoples native to this area. Turns out these precolonial natives left us a legacy of more than just our town and street names.

About the author

John Underwood

John Underwood is an award-winning community television producer and lifetime professional journalist. His experience includes 13 years working for National Public Radio as a reporter in LA. He was employed locally for several years as a contributing reporter for OC Weekly and the Orange County Register. When John is not busy documenting the homeless persons' struggle throughout Orange County, he works as a Production Coordinator for Los Alamitos Community Television, where he produces a talk show named Backstory - an investigative program that tackles the contentious issues of the day. His current documentary series NO FIXED ABODE focuses on channeling the voices of the OC homeless.

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