LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we're taking a closer look at the long, rich history of Central Americans here in California.
For more than a century, many have celebrated their countries' independence from Spain right here.
Sandra Kilgass was born in Guatemala and now calls Los Angeles home.
"Even though I live here, and I'm an American citizen, I'm still a part of Guatemala, Guatemala is part of me," she said.
Watch Anabel Munoz's full report above.