Navarro discusses his early life and education in Cucamonga, California, military service and higher education, and provides information about his role as scholar/community activist in such organizations as La Raza Unida, Californios for Fair Representation as well as organizing regional conferences and meetings to discuss such issues as immigration reform, voter registration and education, police-community relations, church-community relations, and United States-Mexico relations.
Alarcon discusses his family background, education, experience in the military, post-secondary education, and activities, events, and issues during his tenure in the Edmund G. Brown, Sr., administration from 1961-1964, in particular those relating to narcotics, capital punishment, extradition, clemency, and law enforcement.
Luevano discusses his family background, education and activities in East Los Angeles and post-secondary education, state service as a consultant to the state assembly Committee on Ways and Means and as deputy director, Department of Finance, State of California, federal service during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, and provides many insights into California's three branches of government as a political consultant to the state legislature, as a member of the executive branch during the Edmund G. Brown, Sr., administration, and as an attorney and legal advocate for the disadvantaged.
FitzRandolph discusses many aspects of a decade of Sacramento (1964-1974), his experience as staff attorney to the California Constitution Revision Committee and as chief consultant to the California State Assembly Democratic party caucus, and provides detail about his service on the staff of Assembly Speaker Robert Moretti and as a staffer for United States Senator John V. Tunney.
Philip L. Soto discusses his family background, service in World War II, securing a vocational education under the G.I. bill, civic affairs and community involvement in La Puente, including service on the city council, supporting the presidential candidacy of John F. Kennedy, running successfully in 1962 and 1964 for an assembly seat, sponsoring numerous bills on education, health, and local government; shares observations about Jesse M. Unruh and other significant assembly members and Governor Edmund G. Brown, Sr.