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Little India in Artesia

September 17, 1992

Your editorial asks "Little India in Artesia--Why Not?" There are many reasons. I am a frequent shopper in Artesia. I am well acquainted with the area, as well as Chinatown, Little Saigon and the others you mention. The Indian shopping area is quite different from them because tiny Artesia is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the Southland. True, there are many sweet shops, sari shops and Indian grocery stores, but mixed in among them are Philippine markets, a Vietnamese restaurant, a Portuguese bakery and a Mexican restaurant that has been there for 17 years.

If there were to be a sign, it should properly say "Little United States." Such marvelous melting pot activity should definitely be emphasized.

JENNIE DOUGLAS

Long Beach

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