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LA Times Today: How Boyle Heights became a model for grass-roots American democracy
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LA Times Today: How Boyle Heights became a model for grass-roots American democracy

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Boyle Heights, located on L.A.'s Eastside, is known as an historical Mexican-American neighborhood.

But at one time, it was home to families immigrating to the United States from all over the world.

USC history professor George Sanchez wrote an L.A. Times Op-Ed calling the neighborhood “a model for grass-roots American democracy.”