Long time resident Harriette McCauley describes growing up in Santa Monica during the wartime years. There was a lot of civil defense and training because of Japanese bomb threats. Harriette's mother was a “Rosie the Riveter” when she worked at Douglas Aircraft. She remembers African-American families would take care of Japanese-American homes when Japanese-American families were sent to internment camps in the 1940’s. Harriette briefly describes how racial covenants kept communities of color in the Pico neighborhood. Harriette recalls how African-American realtors knew how to get around certain covenants, allowing some people of color to move out of the Pico neighborhood area.