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Los Alamitos Museum Grand Reopening

After a year of renovation and reconstruction, the Los Alamitos Museum has reopened to the community, punctuating the long-awaited event with the induction of its most recent honored citizen into its Hall of Fame. Joe Escalante hails from a local Rossmoor family and has excelled in various fields including business, music (The Vandals), law, media, and entertainment. His diverse career includes roles as an attorney, network executive, media negotiator, punk rock musician, actor, bullfighter, and most recently as the manager of the iconic resurrected band Sublime. It’s complicated, but in this one-hour program, Joe finally has the opportunity to tell his story to a packed audience of Museum well-wishers and friends of the Escalante family. Among them is singer-songwriter Paul Williams, who introduces Joe during the induction ceremony.

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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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