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.



Joe Mathews