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El Segundo sees 'greatness' in Lars Nootbaar
El Segundo sees 'greatness' in Lars Nootbaar

Lars Nootbaar is a 17-year-old senior born and raised in El Segundo, which might as well as double for Mayberry, N.C., the fictional town from "The Andy Griffith Show," a 1960s television series about small-town life in America. Fittingly, El Segundo High is located on Main Street. It's considered so safe that there's no locked gate to prevent someone from walking on campus in the middle of a school day. There are security cameras placed at strategic spots, but this is a beach community of some 16,500 where neighbors know neighbors and teenagers have been playing against each other since their kickball days in first grade. "Life in El Segundo is awesome,"...

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