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Old 07-02-2011, 10:07 PM
 
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Above 50%? Or how low does it have to go for "focus" on that neighborhood? What needs to be done in that instance?
Sorry, but your post makes no sense to me. Need I remind you that your family are/were legal immigrants (although you are starting to put doubt in my mind about that not always being true based on your views). Where is your focus?

 
Old 07-02-2011, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Dalton Gardens
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Many of those Spanish speaking Moorpark Latinos may be legal.
Yes, but many are also illegal. A major thing I really noticed during my visit was that EVERYONE was nice, whether they were legal or not. Many heavily Hispanic neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area are not as welcoming. Here, I felt perfectly safe, welcome and at home. I missed out on a lot during all these years when I only went to Moorpark as a cut-through to somewhere else.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Dalton Gardens
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Default More Photos of Moorpark

Notice how clean and tidy the streets are, too!


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Old 07-02-2011, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Dalton Gardens
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Great post Cyanna. Honestly, I'm quite shocked to see you post this, but I think it speaks volumes for your character and intelligence that 1: you able to hold an honest appraisal of your beliefs when confronted with conflicting evidence and 2: that you are able to admit it on here ;-) I'm hammered right now (yea! 4th of July!!!) so this isn't as articulate as I would have hoped, nut I agree with you on current illegal immigrants, I think case by case is the most reasonable way to handle the issue. There are more illegal immigrants than you'd think by just reading this board who are very good people contributing to their communities and our society. Cheers!
Thank you
 
Old 07-02-2011, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Dalton Gardens
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Cyanna that is rare real rare. The other 90% end up being dumpy ghettos. Well towns and areas where are illegals that is.
Yes, granted there are a lot of areas, particularly in the inner-cities, which end up being dumpy ghettos. But the small town of Moorpark was once a dumpy mini-ghetto. I remember when all of the houses there were just thrown-together shacks, literally! We called it the shanty town. It was ugly, dirty and depressing. There is still one small area where the people are less welcoming, but they have a heavy gang influence. But, this area is also being slowly but surely renovated. The Hispanic neighborhood we wandered around had NO graffiti, not ANY! What I saw were people who were proud of their neighborhood and it showed in how they kept their homes and gardens, even the very small and modest properties which were lived in by much poorer families.

I saw a different side to these people which before I didn't notice because I had insulated myself from them and their world. I grew up with a societal perception of this bordering town and the people in it. I chose to put those perceptions to the test and found them lacking in merit.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 11:20 PM
 
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cyana, what a lovely post. I am glad you and your sis had a great time. great pics too
 
Old 07-02-2011, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Dalton Gardens
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Great pictures, really love the shot of the church. Are you a professional photographer or just a dedicated amateur?

Also, good on you for having the courage to step outside your boundaries a little. Look forward to reading more about your adventures.
Thank you I was a dedicated amateur, working my way up to professional. Can't afford the courses so I have some pros acting as mentors for me. I've learned to take 300 to 400 photos of a location and then be very brutal when culling through them later, LOL! I also run them through an HDR filter to give them a nice bit of texture. I currently have one website up, a Fine Art America account and am preparing a second professional website. Wanted to upload it today but need to go back through my code. Stupid glitches, LOL!

My sister and I have LOTS of adventures. Catching up after being apart for 16 years, from 1992 until 2008. Lived in AZ from 1992 until 2001, then immigrated to the UK until late 2008, when I finally came back
 
Old 07-03-2011, 07:59 AM
 
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For very scenic, small town photography I really enjoy Solvang, Santa Ynez, Buellton and the surrounding area. The ethnic makup is mixed and I am sure there are some illegals that live there but they aren't the dominant group.
 
Old 07-03-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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Here are some interesting stats on Moorpark, Ca. Note that it is over 65% white and only 33% Hispanic (which would incude illegal aliens) and over 66% non-Hispanic by ethnic group overall. Could this explain why it is mostly a clean looking town? You decide. Over 70% of the homes are worth $300,000 and up and over 50% worth much more. The average household income is over $118,000. Not a place where most illegal aliens could afford to live in for the most part.

I would hardly contribute the cleanliness of Moorpark to its illegal alien population. It would be more like Moorpark has strict city ordinances against trashy looking neighborhoods and all have to comply. It is more of an upscale town rather than a haven for illegal aliens and what most of their neighborhoods look like.

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Old 07-03-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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...The ethnic makup is mixed and I am sure there are some illegals that live there but they aren't the dominant group.
Not enough to get the "focus"?...
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