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David Carrillo Peñaloza interviewing Corona del Mar High School quarterback Luke Napolitano.
That’s me on the right interviewing Corona del Mar High School quarterback Luke Napolitano.
(Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)

I’m David Carrillo Peñaloza, the author of the TimesOC newsletter and an editor for Los Angeles Times Community News. You can call me DCP for short.

As a kid, I learned to read because of the newspaper. At breakfast, it was my job to translate stories to my parents, who were unable to read in English. Now I help tell stories as an editor. My work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times and the Washington Post.

If you have any questions or suggestions, email me at david.carrillo@latimes.com. You can also follow me on Twitter at @ByDCP.