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  •  What you did with the 32nd doesn't reflect (2+ / 0-)
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    Red Bean, Inoljt

    much understanding of the region.

    The San Gabriel Valley is a community with common interests.  Shoving Arcadia and Chinatown together because "they're both Asian" while leaving out Monrovia and South El Monte completely misses that the Western SGV isn't just a pile of communities on a map but rather a region which, while ethnically and economically diverse, shares the same problems from traffic to crime to water.

    We're in the shadow of Los Angeles, and we often miss out when it comes time to divvy up  dollars for jobs programs, transportation, ect.  Temple City and Sierra Madre are very different communities in terms of ethnic background, but they have common interests when it comes to boosting the local economy and attracting light manufacturing, retail, ect.

    The real dividing line between the western half of the SGV and the eastern runs between Monrovia and Duarte - Arcadia and Monrovia are very interconnected.  

    Similarly, the North/South line is roughly the 10.

    It's a compact and interdependent area, in which folks from South El Monte frequent restaurant row in Monrovia, go to a doctor in San Gabriel, and frequent the mall in Arcadia.  It has its own distinct character and is its own community of cities.

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