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March 10, 1996 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sitting in the living room of his family's new condominium, Candido Reyes exudes the unbounded optimism of an immigrant who in less than a decade has gone from grinding poverty in his native Mexico to a slice of the American pie. Reyes and his wife, Griselda, literally awoke in the middle of the American dream last week, when the couple and their two young children scrambled down the stairs of their new home.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1996 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sitting in the living room of his family's new condominium, Candido Reyes exudes the unbounded optimism of an immigrant who in less than a decade has gone from grinding poverty in his native Mexico to a slice of the American pie. Reyes and his wife, Griselda, literally awoke in the middle of the American dream last week, when the couple and their two young children scrambled down the stairs of their new home.
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April 21, 2000 | CHRIS CEBALLOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The prospective tenants knew Haster Gardens had a reputation as one of the worst slums in Orange County. But they had also heard that a new manager vowed to turn the sprawling, 148-unit Garden Grove apartment complex into safe, affordable housing. That's what Jose Reyes and his sister were looking for when they arrived at the complex--since renamed the Arroyo Vista. "We know this area and heard about the changes and thought it would be a nice place to live," said Reyes recently.
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July 17, 2000 | ALEX KATZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Homeowners in a downtown Santa Ana low-income condominium complex have sued the project's developers, alleging that shoddy construction has led to water damage and health problems for several residents. Residents of the Spectrum Condominiums have complained for years about collapsing roofs, faulty plumbing, flooding and electrical hazards.
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