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I have lived in this area since I was eleven and have had very few issues with the neighborhood on a persoanl level. Unfortunately, my family and I have very junky, and sometimes, boisterous neighbors and the neighborhood overall could use some beautification projects. Howver, I have not witnessed much violent crime in the neighborhood and am not afraid to walk the streets at all, at least in the daytime. But, I appreciate where I grew up and I take the good and the bad since it made me who I am.

— Destiny J.
August 1, 2011 at 12:35 p.m.

Lived on 65th St west of Vermont. Went to Budlong and John Muir. Moved to San Joaquin Valley in 1951. Took my kids back in 1985 to show off the old neighborhood and was shocked with what I saw. Once a fine residential area had turned into a place I couldn't leave fast enough. What has happened to LA?

— Carl K.
May 24, 2011 at 10 p.m.

I have been living here since I was four years old I'm 25 now and can't wait till the day I'm able to move out of here! Me and my family been through so many negative events living in this area. I have been through home burglary, witnessing a child die from cross fire, our car getting hit by a stray bullet, probably over 50 car accidents on our block, almost being kidnapped, almost being raped, my brothers robed at knife point, my dad robed and beat up, I can actually go on ......... I'm really working hard on getting my family out of here and I will... It has improved a little in the past couple of years but it is still a bad area to live in especially when almost half of the sex offenders in California are in South L.A..... I hate it here

— J
November 21, 2010 at 3:59 p.m.

I have resided in this neighborhood now mainly comprised of retired folks for over 25 years. It strength are based on the fact that many folks know each other from residing there for so long. The neighborhood is comprised of many ethnic groups,working class people who have advanced college degrees or some college. Some areas within this community have apartments which may to contribute to transient living which can bring crime. As a whole this community is quiet , due to community involvement and good law enforcement. I am proud to live here, this area will surprise many who have labeled it a crime ridden area . If geography was different you may think that you are living on the west side, quiet at night, lawns neatly kept and massive improvement of much of the housing single dwelling that were built 80 years ago. Something that folks will be fighting to move into within the next twenty years!

— K.Walker
November 12, 2010 at 1:02 p.m.

This is currenty still my neighborhood and proud to say because of my surroundings, I am now attending Cal Poly Pomona to better the lives of my family. I hope to greaduate with a major in Biology and with God's will soon enter Med School to become a Dentist so I can one day give back to my community. Overall it is not as bad as people describe it but it does need its fixies but only time will tell..

— S.Reza
November 9, 2010 at 7:42 p.m.

I spent some of my childhood on 60th St. btw. Hoover and Figueroa. I went to the Hoover Street Baptist Christian Day School. We moved to Orange County in the mid. 1950's. That part of Los Angeles was a very nice place to live back then. I'm not sure I could safely walk from one end of 60th to the other these days. LOL

— J. Astor
December 8, 2009 at 8:08 p.m.

this is the area my children grew up in. I sent them to budlong ave. school some went on to manual aarts and some went to downtown business magnet high. we no longer live in california. but i still have good memories of the 80's in that community.

— theresa crutchfield
October 23, 2009 at 5:24 a.m.


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