St Isidore Historical Plaza is a revered and cherished cultural center in old Los Alamitos California. The chapel on the grounds is the oldest public building still standing in town and has been preserved by generations of local supporters and docents who hail from all walks of life. Two principle organizations are responsible for the chapel and plaza preservation, the Comite Del Amor, the fundraising and event management arm of the effort, and the Isidorians who provide volunteer services. A prominent feature of the historical chapel which dates back to 1924 are the multiple stained glass windows that flood colored light into the chapel interior. Los Alamitos itself as a farming community dates back to the original Spanish land grant days. The chapel reflects the decidedly mission style of those early California days.
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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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