"At its core, the story of Los Angeles is a story of immigration. How could it be otherwise? The 20th century saw the city grow from just 102,000 souls in 1900 (one-third the size of Bob Jones' hometown, Cleveland) to 3.7 million in 2000 (nearly 10 times bigger than Cleveland, and second only to New York). No other city in the country came close to such dramatic growth.
"But the waves of outsiders who moved here weren't always welcome."
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