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Collection Exhibition Themes
Transportation in America before 1876 Community Dreams: Santa Cruz, California, 1876 Delivering the Goods: Watsonville, California, 1895 A Streetcar City: Washington, D.C., 1900 Transforming the Waterfront: San Francisco and Oakland, California, 1960-1970 On the Interstate: I-10, 1956-1990 City and Suburb: Chicago and Park Forest, Illinois, 1950s Suburban Strip: Sandy Boulevard, Portland, Oregon, 1949 On the School Bus: Martinsburg, Indiana, 1939 Family Camping: York Beach, Maine, 1930s Roadside Communities: Ring's Rest, Muirkirk, Maryland, 1930s The People's Highway: Route 66, 1930s-1940s Lives on the Railroad: Salisbury, North Carolina, 1927 Americans Adopt the Auto Crossing the Country: Somewhere in Wyoming, 1903 The Connected City: New York, New York, 1920s People on the Move Manufacturing Success Fusion Food LA People Introduction L.A., Global City
18: Going Global: Los Angeles, 2000

L.A., Global City

As transportation systems helped connect national economies and cultures, urban problems and opportunities had, increasingly, a global element. In the city of Los Angeles in 1999, the city's newspapers reflected the increasingly diverse and heavily immigrant population of the large metropolitan area. These few headlines reflect the Angelenos' sensitivities towards issues surrounding immigration, work, the politics of globalization and World trade, as well as the textures of daily life at the end of the 20th century.

Satellite view of Los Angeles, 1999
Satellite view of Los Angeles, 1999

Participants address globalization, trade agreements, increasing resource exploitation
UCLA Daily Bruin, November 1, 1999

Firms See Opportunity, Threat in WTO Meeting; Lowering of barriers would mean different things to different Southland companies. A technology firm expects new customers, but an apparel maker fears stiffer competition.
The Los Angeles, November 28, 1999

Ofensica contra ‘coyotes’: Mexico y EU uniran esfuerzos para combatir las bandas organizadas de traffico de indocumentados
La Opinion, September 20, 1999

Orange County. Minority Population Growth Soars; Report shows double- digit increases among Asians, Hispanics. Statewide, whites are once again moving to California.
Los Angeles Times, September 15, 1999

Foreign Born in U.S. on Rise, Make Up 9.3% of Population
Los Angeles Times, September 17, 1999

Boueki kousyou tekoni kankyohogo- Beidaitouryou de genkaku shinsa
Rafu Shimpo, November 18, 1999

110 Chinese Immigrants Seized in Baja California
Los Angeles Times, September 25, 1999

De Paris a Los Angeles: Jose Luis Bernal Rodriguea, el Nuevo consul de Mexico se presenta con su familia y hablan de su estilo de vida
La Opinion, November 10, 1999

Latinos y las Elecciones: Quien apoya a quien
La Opinion, November 12, 1999

Alleged Smugglers Hit With Criminal Charges; U.S. Customs officials say captain and crew of a Chinese cargo ship had 54 illegal immigrants aboard. It is the biggest such case in five years
The Los Angeles Times, October 14, 1999

Mexico Walking Fine Line to Tax Maquiladoras: Barring a change in the U.S.-Mexico income tax treaty, a Mexican law due to take effect in January would suddenly subject the U.S. firms to double taxation—unless Uncle Sam is willing to give up its right to tax the firms’ Mexican operations.
—The Los Angeles Times, October 12, 1999

Jarknyun Asian 30% Taainjong-gwa Kyulhon
—The Korea Times, May 18, 1999

Wanted: More Political Activism from Industry; California apparel manufacturers must get more involved politically if they hope to have an effective voice in regulatory matters affecting the industry
—Apparel News, Decenber 24, 1999

Divergent Trends for Entrepreneurs; Times Poll finds that Chinese Americans are more likely to tap technology, while Korean Americans favor involvement in retail and service businesses.
—Los Angeles Times, September 17, 1999

Latinos Find Luck in Vegas; Tens of thousands of immigrants, mostly from the barrios of Los Angeles, are discovering that in this booming casino economy, even a kitchen helper can lead a middle-class life
—Los Angles Times, November 30, 1999

Inmigracion: Los dominicanos entre nosotros
—La Opinion, October 6, 1999

Farm Worker Amnesty Measure to Be Introduced; Bipartisan bill that would grant legal status to undocumented immigrants is backed by growers, who face labor shortages
Los Angeles Times, October 27, 1999

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