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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.

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