99 Ranch Chino Hills article in LA Times
Asian grocery store = lower property values, trash...and Yellow Peril and the end of Western Civilization. According to some people (even a Chino Hills city councilmember) quoted in the LA Times today.
I found some of the barely-concealed racial implications stunning. I thought folks on here would be interested to see this confluence of Asian food and intolerance.
Coincidently, I read the article earlier this morning. I’m always skeptical of articles like this, cause it makes I sound like 2-3 people are representing the whole Caucasian population in Chino Hills.
As raytamsgv mentioned, I think Asians are good for a City. They are mostly middle-class, keep to themselves, manicure their lawns, and have great food (eerrr...I hate lumping all Asians in one big group). Have these people seen the newer 99 ranch markets? They are like those Ralph’s freshfare ones but have Bok Choy and frozen dim sum.
"The Chino Hills City Council heard an outcry from a small group of residents, including one who wrote that he didn't want to see "little Chinatowns all over the Hills" filled with Asian signs he can't read."
Once this man finds out he can get fresh fish that were swimming in a tank, he'll be sorry he even said anything.
"Reached by telephone, Blugrind explained that he enjoyed having a diverse community — his daughter-in-law is Japanese.".
Yep the racial implications aren't concealed this is kinda like "but some of my best friends are..."
Snoop Dogg is a resident of Chino Hills, wonder how he feels about that.
I'm sure though once he discovers the treasures in Ranch 99 he will be a regular customer as weel
Oh, give me a break. Have they been to the 99 Ranch in Irvine, another wealthy community with a growing Asian population? It's spotless.
They're worried about having the Van Nuys 99 Ranch, but what they're missing is that the Van Nuys 99 Ranch fits in with its area, and so does the Irvine 99 Ranch.
The same thing happened when Vallarta wanted to move into the old Lucky space on Victory and Ethel, and that place is absolutely spotless, you could eat off the floor.
This NIMBYism is actually pretty funny. "OMG THE CHINESE ARE COMING THE CHINESE ARE COMING WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!"
It does sound like the same hysteria as Monterey Park back in the '80s...and you know how that turned out food wise. My god, think of what food in California would be like without immigrants, Asian, Latino or otherwise. The complainers probably aren't into food, at least foreign food, so what are you going to do? On the other hand...maybe they will try the food and change their mind.