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Puerto Ricans have a different view of San Francisco than the rest of the state. The Puerto R영양출장안마icans living in Los Angeles view San Francisco from a different, but similar, perspective.
In the 1960s, L.A. was the most ethnically mixed city in America, according to the American City/National Geographic magazine. As a result, the city had largely lost its Spanish influence, and San Francisco began to reflect its Mexican heritage.
But the most common ethnic group in L.A. was Spanish. In the 1990s, Hispanic populations in L.A. were falling faster than their share of the population and Hispanic residents were seeing their neighborhoods begin to look more Mexican.
“When it was still in a very minority city, there were a lot of things Latinos were not used to: food, clothes, the music — it was very alien. The first thing that you notice when you move into a new neighborhood is all the people are from Mexico,” says Manuel Martinez, who co-owns a taco truck and is Mexican-American, living in the Mission. Martinez has lived in the Mission for 32 years.
For the first 12 years, Mexican-Americans started to make the transition to the neighborhood.
“There were people on the street that were very proud to be Mexican. It’s kind of like the Spanish were in L.A. when they came here,” Martinez says. “And it became like a family, they became the family.”
Now, Martinez says it’s the influx of people from Mexico that’s changing his neighborhood.
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In an effort to spread more Mexican influences, some neighbors are giving Mexican-Americans a second look. A Mexican restauran바카라 게임t is coming to the corner of Third and Spruce in Los Angeles. But Martinez, who runs the Mexican-American Business Alliance, says that it’s important to focus on helping those who have been left out. He says many of the newcomers are looking for an affordable home that could also support themselves and their families.
“What we’re telling them is that this is a neighborhood that ha