From the always wonderful latimes tumblr,
Central and South American community thrives in the Valley: As the stream of Mexican immigrants to California slows, an influx of Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Hondurans, Ecuadoreans and Peruvians is changing the central San Fernando Valley.
(Mmm. Definitely getting pupusas for lunch today.)
Photo: Sidewalk vendors make and sell pupusas, a Salvadoran culinary staple, at Delano Recreation Center in Van Nuys. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times
Whenever U.S.E.U. has yearly meetings, the San Fernando Valley is always well represented. In particular Cal State University Northridge, as the LA Times noted 4 years ago,
Cal State Northridge has one of the largest groups of Central American students in the country, most of Salvadoran and Guatemalan descent. An estimated 3,500, or about 10% of the student body, were born in Central America or have immigrant parents who settled here, often near downtown Los Angeles or in the San Fernando Valley.
It’s also the first university, and I think the only university in the United States of America, to offer a degree in Central American Studies. It’s not much but it was fought for and it’ll continue to be vigorously fought for as long as we’re around. In other words, we’re here to stay in the San Fernando Valley.
Finally, what are you doing using forks and knives to eat your pupusas? You’re supposed to eat them with your hands.