Little Italy stands strong

Apr 08, 2020 694

BY: Christopher Gomez

Our vibrant community of Little Italy stands strong with the entire globe amid these challenging times. Our quiet streets are a beautiful demonstration of our solidarity and the love our community shares for one another and each other’s safety.

Our rich history and resiliency since Italian tuna fisherman established Little Italy in the 1920s has stood the test of time. From the early days as the “Tuna Capital of the World,” seeing more than 6,000 Italian families flourish in the neighborhood to its decline and the destruction of 35% of Little Italy due to the construction of Interstate-5 freeway, we have always united together.

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