#3: Nick Henares

“We had a clubhouse where the, it was where the sardine factory is located. Ted Belastreri bought it from the four directors of the, which my mother, my grandmother, etc. were one of the directors of the club that’s called La Gola. It was mostly a social club. As a young, young person, we had to go. There were dances; it was the center of the social element of the club. There was another club in Hollister. There were dances, singing, flamenco lessons, dinners. Most of the people who did the Aurora were Andaluces. And the other club was for, no offense, the Northeners, and, ha, and it was controlled by the Salamanquinos. That was political.”

(Monterey, CA. June 6, 2013)