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Jay Lujan, a senior at East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy, wants people to know about his East L.A., which he says is different from the stereotypes.
Regardless of what people say, and think about MY home, all of the best moments of my life happened here in East Los Angeles. I learned to ride my first bike here in East Los Angeles. I learned how to throw my first baseball. And quite frankly, I learned to be humble here. This is MY home.