Business comes and goes on 2nd Street, mostly at a walking pace, and trends seem to lag a few years behind beach towns that are mainly for tourists. Some trends just seem parochial
El Monte cross country runners have a unique perspective of their city's landscape. Their stories are told in a homegrown film, "Varsity Punks."
Powerful L.A. men descended on Orange County in a race to develop the coast as the "American Riviera" -- but even their wealth couldn't protect them from failure.