Giving thanks for a California original

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Ricardo Anthony Marin — better known as "Cheech" — has lived a life that is like a Thanksgiving meal: big and robust, with something for everyone. Many people still think of him as a cult figure, part of a stoner comedy team. But Zócalo Public Square columnist Joe Mathews says Marin's new autobiography reminds us that California’s cultural mainstream is more diverse and inclusive than we often realize.

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Joe Mathews