How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

American snapshot: Keeping the faith in Fullerton

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC


I came across these three signs today while doing some reporting in Orange County, driving down Brookhurst Avenue in Fullerton. They sit in the parking lot of two Christian churches that sit adjacent to one another, and which together draw in congregants in three languages.

The signs represent the area's population, at least in part: Fullerton is nearly 23 percent Asian and 34 percent Latino, according to the 2010 census. Thirty-one percent of its residents are foreign born, and nearly half (46 percent) speak a language other than English at home.

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