I have several family members in OC and LA areas. My mother used to grow up in LA in the 50s and 60s and she decided to go look for her old home where she used to live. It took her a while to search for her house and she was speechless the house was trashy and had bars on every window. The appearance was completely different and the street was not even safe.
My mother had to nag me to change my license plate because it says La Punete and City of Industry. In my city, I have received plenty of messages, "the bird" from random Hispanic guys because of it. So I changed it anyway. I guess it works. the gang areas are a few blocks away from where I live.
Did you grow up in LA, Pacman?
Oh, yup and what's district/neighorhood of LA that where your mother is used to live in house before it went declined? Is it in Santa Ana, Pacoima, Compton, East LA or others?
Yup, I'm grew up in LA, it was started in central LA then moved to San Fernando Valley for many years, like 10 years before I left to relative house in Chicago.