The professor of planning at USC and author of "Urban Tomographies" documents the Jewish enclave in slices.
It's almost a rite of passage among the Latino staff that at first they will either offend, or be offended by, the religious behaviors of the customers.
In a community known for its strict adherence to kosher rules, good Mexican food had been hard to come by.
What does Little Tokyo mean to members of the community?
Perhaps Ramirez has the magic touch -- his stores in Eagle Rock and South Pasadena were at the center of revitalization of the respective neighborhoods.
Perhaps by sheer coincidence, Cafe Demitasse complements the culture and history of its surrounding community of Little Tokyo.