Multi-American | How immigrants are redefining 'American' in Southern California

American snapshot: Echo Park

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

Because it's about that time again, a display of Valentine gifts along Sunset Boulevard from last year, with newspaper dispensers providing convenient shelves. As they do every year, Angelenos will be buying gifts well into the late hours of February 14 from curbside vendors, many of them immigrants who moonlight as enterprising cupids this time of year in their off-work hours.