I don’t think I’m alone among born-in-East L.A. Chicanas and Chicanos in my complicated relationship with Mexican food. I grew up with a grandmother who regularly made menudo and kept cactus paddles around for stewed nopales. My mother’s cooking may have been largely Americanized, but she was always charring chiles


“It’s going to be like their season never really stopped — they are ready to go,” Jamestown High School head swimming and diving coach Ben Smith said. “We have a ton of girls returning who were placers at State and a lot of girls who didn’t compete but who could