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    Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, Mayor Tom Bradley visits Boys Market on a tour of Pacoima Plaza, 1985. Pictured (l-r): Sam Baca (store manager), Pete Sodini (President of Boys Market, Inc.), Mayor Tom Bradley, Herbert Piken (plaza developer). Robert and Betty Franklin Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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      Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, Mayor Tom Bradley visits Boys Market on a tour of Pacoima Plaza, 1985. Pictured (l-r): Sam Baca (store manager), Pete Sodini (President of Boys Market, Inc.), Mayor Tom Bradley, Herbert Piken (plaza developer). Robert and Betty Franklin Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.

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