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Vista L.A. for Sun., January 11, 2009

January 11, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Additional information from the Vista L.A. show we aired on Sun., Jan. 11.A VISIT TO WHITTIER

Vista L.A. tours Whittier, a historic city nestled against the Whittier Hills, located about 12 miles Southeast of Los Angeles, with a population that is more than fifty-percent Latino, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This charming neighborhood has a small-town feel with modern touches. It's filled with residents who have grown-up here and have chosen to stay in Whittier, including many who today run local businesses in Uptown, Whittier -- a hotspot for dining and unique boutiques. For more information on the boutiques featured or to visit:

CREPES & GRAPES
6560 Greenleaf Avenue
Uptown Whittier, 90601
(562) 696-3255
crepesandgrapescafe.com

VILLAGE SWEETS
6743 Greenleaf Avenue
Whittier, 90601
(562) 698-9293

THE WISHING WELL
6723 Greenleaf Avenue
Whittier, 90601
(562) 464-9474
thewishingwellshop.com

CASITA DEL PUEBLO
6738 Greenleaf Avenue
Whittier, 90601
(562) 693-2844
casitadelpueblo.com

MELROSE VINTAGE
6734 Greenleaf Avenue
Whittier, 90601
(562) 907-5518
4melrose.com

CULTURE AND TRADITION

El Centro Cultural de Mexico in Orange County is carrying on Latin American cultural traditions in dance, music and art. The unique center in Orange County offers the public an open space to explore their cultural interests and empower themselves to make change in their community.

If you'd like to visit the cultural arts center or for more information, visit: www.el-centro.org

THE LATINO MUSEUM

The Latino Museum is dedicated to celebrating the history, art, and culture of Latino heritage. Located in downtown Los Angeles, The Latino Museum is housed inside the Los Angeles Theatre Center in the heart of the Downtown Arts District. It is currently undergoing a major renovation, but is still open to the public.

For more information, visit: www.thelatinomuseum.com

THE GREAT WALL OF L.A.

The Great Wall of Los Angeles is a cultural landmark and the longest mural in the world at 2,754 feet long. It is located in the San Fernando Valley, north of the Ventura Freeway, between the 405 and 170. It is currently being restored by the Social Public Art and Resource Center and there are plans to expand the mural and the surrounding park.

For more information:
www.sparcmurals.org
www.lacity.org/council/cd1/


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