How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

American snapshot: Hollenbeck Park

Photo courtesy of Steve Saldivar


It used to be a common sight, people reading newspapers in the park. It isn't so much anymore, but this reader on a recent Saturday embodies the research: Latinos remain more loyal to print media than their non-Latino American counterparts, one of the reasons why Spanish-language media has fared better overall than English-language outlets in the media industry downturn.

Add fallen leaves, green grass and a bench in Boyle Heights' Hollenbeck Park for a perfect reading spot.

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