A third generation Angeleno describes his family's tight connection to Los Angeles, from working on the railroads as a Spanish interpreter to a marriage proposal at the Point Fermi
In England, it was a given that you are miserable, that's just how it is. In L.A., the goal was to be happy and cheerful and nice to people.
OBEY/Studio One artist Ernesto Yerena grew up in El Centro near the border, where there was a distinction between "good" and "bad" Mexicans.
How does Orange County's conservative Asian American population reflect the region's past?
Both sides of her family came from the same town in Italy -- but arrived in America under very different circumstances.
Spanish speakers were hard to come by when she arrived to Los Angeles fifty years ago.