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Asael Gonzalez prays before a meal with his granddaughter Erika Jovel at his son's home in Northridge. Gonzalez, a Zapotec Indian, was a supervisor at Hamburger Hamlet for many years, recruiting hundreds from his mountain region of Oaxaca, Mexico, to work in the then-expanding chain. Many... Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times
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