Anaheim, CA: Not Just Mickey Mouse Anymore

Anaheim has come of age -- and in many respects epitomizes the transformation of southern California.
June 1, 2003, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Once a white-bread suburb of refugees from crime and congestion elsewhere, the community of 330,000 has ripened through sheer population growth, economic ebbs and flows, ethnic influx, and business diversity. Now only one-third Anglo, the city has some crime and congestion of its own and has moved beyond its conservative roots. It is gradually attracting a harder-earned fame that hosting the country's most famous theme park once gave them merely by default."

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Published on Friday, May 30, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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