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    Professor Avila in Times of San Diego: “East LA, a Cradle of Mexican-American Culture, Seeks Greater Political Identity”


    “I think of East Los Angeles as the neglected stepchild of Los Angeles. And that’s largely because of its unincorporated status. There’s no local control, and there’s no form of community self-determination,” said Eric Avila, a professor of Chicano studies at UCLA who is unaffiliated with the special district campaign.