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Graduating high school in Watts

In front of their rented house in the Watts neighborhood of South Los Angeles, Marlene Chapa talks with her twin sons Robert, left and Ricardo Placensia about their upcoming graduation night party at Magic Mountain in Valencia. The 17-year-olds will graduate from Verbum Dei High School. Both have been accepted to UC Riverside. Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times