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Essential California: Vacant lots dotting South L.A. a painful reminder of L.A. riots

Essential California: Vacant lots dotting South L.A. a painful reminder of L.A. riots

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25 years ago today

It’s been a quarter-century, but South L.A. is still dotted with empty lots that serve as reminders of the riots that raged in this area. “We had wars with countries that were rebuilt 25 years later,” said City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, who represents many of the South Los Angeles...

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