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Irish and non-Irish boost traditional Gaelic sports in Southern California

WEST HOLLYWOOD – With a large boom of Irish immigrants in Los Angeles during the 1980s came a wave of Gaelic football clubs popping up across Southern California. Some clubs have survived, some were reimagined and some are newly formed. Three teams fit those descriptions, and their stories are told through the unique characters on each.

‘I carried my addiction into civilian life’

TIJUANA, Baja California, Mexico – Vietnam Veteran Richard Avila returned from Asia addicted to drugs and was discharged from the Marines after being arrested for drug possession. After many run-ins with the law, he was deported in 1996, but returned multiple times and eventually served three years in federal prison before being deported a final time.