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Karlaine Francisco
Karlaine Francisco is a high school student writing as part of The Stanford Daily's Summer Journalism Workshop.

Little Manila & I: A Southside Story

"My name is Karlaine Sales Francisco, and I am a first generation Filipina American from the Central Valley’s South Stockton, California. I am an Ilokano daughter with blood of sugar planters, ketchup cannery workers, grape workers and fishermen coming from Binalonan, Pangasinan and Santa Ignacia, Tarlac of the Philippines. When my family came to America, they found work and shelter in California cities — Stockton among them."
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