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Old 06-15-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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The problems came later with City corruption and white flight and basic benign neglect.
What about black flight? Do you foresee problems because of that?
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:32 PM
 
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At the time of the riots Watts had lots of nice little houses with very well-kept lawns.

Actual memory.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:35 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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And not so many huge places of vacant nothingness.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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South Central was a middle class neighborhood with many different nationalities. Watts was heavy Italian American. Even before WWII it was bustling. Central Ave. was known for the best Jazz and night spots on the West Coast. After the war the many defense plants that grew up there switched over to peace time manufacturing and continued to grow. The problems came later with City corruption and white flight and basic benign neglect.
The general deindustrialization of the greater Los Angeles area and flight of manufacturing jobs of the area also contributed to the changes. There used to be a number of motor vehicle manufacturing plants in LA - such as GM in Van Nuys and South Gate, Ford in Pico Rivera, Chrysler in Commerce. They're all gone now.
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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The general deindustrialization of the greater Los Angeles area and flight of manufacturing jobs of the area also contributed to the changes. There used to be a number of motor vehicle manufacturing plants in LA - such as GM in Van Nuys and South Gate, Ford in Pico Rivera, Chrysler in Commerce. They're all gone now.
Nash in El Segundo. That building is now a Boeing satellite factory.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:24 PM
 
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What about black flight? Do you foresee problems because of that?
No. The middle class blacks got out a long time ago. They spread out to all areas. It's now a lot of immobile folks struggling to get by and having to deal with the street that remain.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:35 PM
 
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The general deindustrialization of the greater Los Angeles area and flight of manufacturing jobs of the area also contributed to the changes. There used to be a number of motor vehicle manufacturing plants in LA - such as GM in Van Nuys and South Gate, Ford in Pico Rivera, Chrysler in Commerce. They're all gone now.
Yes, remember it well. Downey still has the old Rockwell plant that was a major player in the early space race. Towns like Maywood and Bell were mostly industrial zoned. I worked at a Bethlehem Steel mill there in 1974. A couple blocks from Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth's custom car garage and studio. Remeber the 'Rat Fink'?

There was always work to find if you had certain basic factory skills. This is the New World Order to impoverish the middle class of this country and level it so it can fit into the global world government scheme. Ship those jobs to China...
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:37 PM
 
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Nash in El Segundo. That building is now a Boeing satellite factory.
That's correct. I live not far from Nash Ave.
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