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SGV Connect 112 : Nathan Allen and Carlos Morales

7:28 AM PDT on June 16, 2023

In our first interview this week, Chris Greenspon interviews Nathan Allen, the owner of Underdog Bookstore in downtown Monrovia. In Nathan's own words, "Underdog Bookstore, targets specifically books by and about authors of color, as well as LGBT authors, who we consider underdogs, as well as local vendors." Allen explains the need to create safe spaces for youth, especially people of color and LGBTQ+, and provides an overview of life underdogs throughout the SGV.

To read a transcript of the interview, click here.

In our second interview, frequent SGV Connect guest (and Streetsblog L.A. Editor) Joe Linton takes a turn on the other end of the microphone. Linton interviews Stan's Bike Shop owner Carlos Morales who talks e-bikes - from battery fire issues to anticipated regulations to what to look for if you're considering buying your own.

To read a transcript of the interview, click here.

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SGV Connect is supported by Foothill Transit, offering car-free travel throughout the San Gabriel Valley with connections to the new Gold Line Stations across the Foothills and Commuter Express lines traveling into the heart of downtown L.A. To plan your trip, visit Foothill Transit. “Foothill Transit. Going Good Places.”

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