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Old 03-15-2014, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Once again S-L-O-W-L-Y, this IS about Los Angeles AND all races , not just your hang up about "Whites".

BTW I'm not exactly "White" so you're going to come up with a plan B for a response. And yes this is a HUGE reason why the quality of life in LA in general has worsened.

Illegals bring with them the very thing they are trying to get away from, as evidenced by where they settle in large numbers. An underground economy, no permits, all cash sales, no taxes paid, fraud to collect social services for their kids, a general disregard for rules, laws and regulations, increased crime, overcrowding, etc, etc..
Let me spell this out SLOWLY for you. This thread is about LA in the 1950's/1960's....a time when LA was much more "white". So for SOME posters one can surmise that any perceived decline in the quality of life is laid at the doorstep of illegal immigrants.

I don't want to get into a fight over illegal imigration in this thread but you do realize that crime in LA as low as its been in decades.
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:47 AM
 
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I like to take the Metrolink, Union Station to San Bernardino line and pretend i'm riding one of the old red cars. The San Bernardino line is good at retracing the exact old path.
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Old 07-14-2016, 01:15 PM
 
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I grew up in the San Fernando Valley in the 50's and 60's. It was an awesome place in those days. The worst part was the smog and the fall out from forest fires. But, I imagine childhood in those days was pretty idyllic in most places around the country. I just remember having so much freedom to roam. I remember the orange groves. Kids could play outside almost every day year 'round. These days, it's kind of depressing to go there and see how run down everything is. The apartments I lived in are like fortresses now, as are the schools. Sad...
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Old 07-14-2016, 04:08 PM
 
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Not everybody has the same life persepctive as you.. I still enjoy both The San Fernando and San Gabriel Valley today as is. I guess you have to travel to 3rd world countries to really appreciate how good we have it.
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:25 PM
 
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Such a beautiful city. I love USA.
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:41 PM
 
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Minus the smog, everything was perfect in LA back then.
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:42 PM
 
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I still think LA is perfect today, again not everybody feels so black and grey about Southern California like you.
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:57 PM
 
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LA was paradise. The American dream embodied. The weather was perfect, the streets were clear. There was adventure on every corner.

Now it's overcrowded and overly expensive. The transplant and foreign cultures have also changed things. Part of the problem is the Internet and smart phone , but it goes much deeper here.
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:58 PM
 
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That sounds more of a generational issue than an LA issue itself.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:41 PM
 
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Minus the smog, everything was perfect in LA back then.
Pretty funny for a person of color such as yourself to say that everything was perfect in LA at the time.
You certainly couldn't have lived in the Palisades at the time, nor the part of Santa Monica you grew up in. The only part of SM you could've lived in would've been Pico.
Most things were better, as I have previously stated in this thread, but the racial attitudes and the discrimination of the period were definitely not better.
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