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Reporter's notebook: Story about cross-class friendships among kids hits home

Aldama Elementary friends

Deepa Fernandes / KPCC

Dana Contreras and Lulu Mykytyn are 3rd graders at Aldama Elementary in Highland Park. They have been friends since kindergarten.

Highland Park's gentrification has hit full swing -- with a new yoga studio ... and restaurants with valet parking along York and Figueroa.

The mostly Latino, low-income neighborhood has been drawing middle-income white parents who want their kids to grow up in a culturally diverse neighborhood.

But KPCC's Deepa Fernandes reports their kids' new friendships can be complicated.


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