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Mountain Now Has Appropriate Name

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LA Taco rounds up coverage of the renaming of a Santa Monica Mountains peak in Malibu, now called Ballard Mountain. It's named after pioneer John Ballard, a freed Kentucky slave who settled his family on 160 acres of the mountain in the late 1800s. In the 1960s the peak's name was changed to Negrohead Mountain from something even worse than that. Ballard's 85 year old great-grandson, retired LAFD captain Reggie Ballard, attended the renaming ceremony. [LA Taco, image via]