I was reading a story about Chino Hills and how the old school residents are all freaked out at the Asian invasion. Hey, I’m not being offensive, I’m just telling it like it is. Please don’t get me fired.
Anyway, I was reading it with interest, as a graduate in Asian American studies should, when I stopped and got sidetracked by this graf:
“My worry is that 99 Ranch could be a steppingstone for it to become all Asian,” he said. “I don’t want another Hacienda Heights.”
What the heck is wrong with Hacienda Heights?! I grew up there. Hey man, at least Hacienda Heights doesn’t perpetually smell like manure and isn’t dotted with cookie-cutter houses. Sheesh.
I really don’t see what the big deal is, though. In my experience, 99 Ranch Markets are as clean as any heavily-trafficked market, plus they have great deals on fresh fruit, vegetables, and most importantly, seafood. What’s the problem? Dude, I wish we had an Asian market somewhere nearby – the alternatives in Agoura Hills to Ralphs or Vons is a kosher market. Not that I don’t have use for kosher, but they don’t carry dried mangoes or sinigang mix. *sigh*