01/20/2015 05:18 pm ET Updated Jan 20, 2015

Happy Meals

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Tujunga is not one of those well-to-do Los Angeles suburbs. It does not have a quaint main street or rows of tidy houses with trim lawns or a view of the ocean. When I was growing up, there were boarded-up storefronts and chain-link fences surrounding monstrous pink apartment buildings. There were abandoned houses and empty lots overrun by weeds.

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