In 2001, Stephen Chiapella visited the students at Dunn Middle School, and shared the colorful story of his family’s adventures in Mexico and the United States. It's a classic California saga about ethnic diversity and the need to accept and embrace change, told with his characteristic humor and modesty. He passed away in 2014 at the age of eighty-eight.
Researcher, writer, and historian Myra Huyck Manfrina is a vital force at the Lompoc Historical Society, still sharp and active at the age of ninety-five. We had a delightful conversation about the past and present.