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Presidential Candidate Dr. Robert Ornelas Visits Pueblo Del Rio Public Housing Project in LA
"It was nice to see the community working together to help spread peace in Pueblo Del Rio. Many programs came out to support the entire family. They were handing out bags of food, games for the kids, clothing and so much more. It was nice to see the office of Los Angeles City Councilman Curren D. Price, Jr. from the 9th District honor Erick Cerda from the probations department for supporting the Pueblo Del Rio Block Party. Many thanks to long time friend and partner Pastor Felipe from Victory Outreach International for inviting me out to Pueblo Del Rio. In the past I would work with Pastor Felipe doing concerts for the kids at the juvenile detention facilities in Los Angeles. Here in South LA this community is known as the Low Bottoms. The East Side Pueblo Bishop Bloods are a predominately African-American street gang that have been active since the early 1970's," replied Ornelas
Throughout most of its history, Pueblo Del Rio housed primarily African-American residents. Later in the 1990s, however, large numbers of Latinos began moving into the housing complex. Today, African-Americans, Latinos, and Cambodian immigrants call Pueblo Del Rio home. Some families have been living in Pueblo Del Rio for more than three generations. Almost fifty percent of the residents of Pueblo Del Rio are children or teenagers.