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Old 05-24-2008, 09:41 PM
Location: Lake Conroe, Tx
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Originally Posted by dereistic01 View Post
better learn spanish.

This will definitely come in handy while doing your grocery shopping at the local supermercados
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:57 AM
Location: Austin, TX
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I have learned Spanish. My boyfriend is from South America.
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Old 05-25-2008, 04:12 AM
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Do a search on Craigslist Los Angeles for "lake balboa." It is the area to the West of the airport. You might be able to find a small home for $1800-2300 vs. a townhome. LakeBalboa region is 1-3 miles from the airport and 1-3 miles from the Sepulveda Dam and Recreational area.

The markets you would probably want to shop at are going to be a 2-5 miles away though, they would be Trader Joes, Gelsons and/or Whole Foods. Currently, none of those stores are in the Lake Balboa region.

If you want totally wild and rustic areas, then you need to live in the hills. but be prepared for HIGH rents, landslides, and fire danger.
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:25 AM
Location: SoCal
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Originally Posted by dereistic01 View Post
better learn spanish.
That applies all areas in Los Angeles. The entire state will be 50 percent Latino by 2050 if present trends continue, but actually (IMO) the trends seem to be accelerating. Noting that the southern part of the state is more Latino than the northern part (obviously, because SoCal is closer to the source, Mexico), and noting my own personal observations, I'd say that Los Angeles is nearing 50 percent Latino population today. If not already it can't be long before half of Angelinos are Latino. Might as well deal with it because there doesn't seem to be anything preventing it, certainly not federal government policy "wink wink nod nod" regarding our ineffective border policy and ineffective program to ensure that all workers have the right to work in the US.

Actually I already speak Spanish although poorly, about as good as many of the Latinos speak English. I expect if I spent a few weeks of total immersion in Spanish I'd probably get along fine since I can already read Spanish (slowly). My only real problem is coming up with the right word and conjugating my verbs. I can get along fine in a city that speaks only Spanish as soon as I go to the trouble of brushing up.

Ah but Greg has a different plan. He is nearing the end of his career and probably relocating away from the great Gomorrah of Southern California in only a couple years, probably to another area with many Latinos, but whatever problems Greg faces he won't give a rat's axx what happens to Los Angeles.

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