Multi-American blog says goodbye, and thanks

The flag burrito photo that started it all. Accompanied by Cajun sauce, of all things. We promise not to use it again - not in this blog, at least. Photo by Joe Goldberg/Flickr (Creative Commons)

In the summer of 2010, KPCC partnered with NPR to launch Multi-American, a blog created to take different kind of look at immigration in Southern California.

We'll no longer have Multi-American as a stand-alone blog, but the good news is that you’ll still find all of our immigration and emerging communities coverage on KPCC’s main website.

I’d like to thank all the readers who helped make the blog a success. Five years ago, digital storytelling was a relatively new approach for us here at KPCC. Multi-American's devoted base of readers helped inspire us to do much more of it.

Your comments fueled new stories and rich conversations online. Some of you shared deeply personal stories, like, for example, those shared by readers living in families of mixed immigration status.

You helped us explore the many ways in which generations of immigrants have shaped Southern California – and how it has shaped them, and their children and grandchildren. You joined us in conversations about identity, race, family, money, language, culture, food, roots and much more as it's lived in a region like this one. We couldn't have done it without you.

We'll keep the stories coming on air and online - you'll find me on both these days. You can also find me at lberesteinrojas@scpr.org. We still want to hear from you, so please keep the comments and suggestions coming.

And if you ever want to look up any vintage Multi-American posts, they'll live on in our archives.