Living the American dream

Manny Casanova gives his family a better life in the U.S.


LIFE, LIBERTY, HAPPINESS—Manny Casanova, a custodian at Lindero Canyon Middle School, with Abbe Irshay, the school principal. The former Mexican national was honored as Classified Employee of the Month at the school district’s board of education meeting in March.
Manuel “Manny” Casanova first stepped foot in America in 1972 as a 22-year-old, leaving behind the hard life he had known growing up in the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula with his mother, father and eight siblings.
Today he is pr...

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