Quick quiz: what do the bird of paradise flower, the Watt's Tower and See's Candy have in common? For one, all of them are Los Angeles icons, but they are also either created or brought here by immigrants.
Those are just a few of the tidbits in the Los Angeles Magazine, which devotes its entire October issue to the topic of immigration. It delves into politics, economy, culture and, of course, food.
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"We put it out there because we wanted to make a statement," said editor Mary Melton. "Once a year we do something unexpected on the cover – to shake up our readers, to shake up the newsstand and just because it's important to do. And this really felt like the time is right to do it."
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