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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.

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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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