Anaheim finally recognizes 'Little Arabia' after decades of advocacy

By Zoe Sottile, CNN After years of lobbying by advocates, Anaheim finally designated its Arab-American enclave as 'Little Arabia' on Tuesday. In a ...

August 27, 2022
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By Zoe Sottile, CNN After years of lobbying by advocates, Anaheim finally designated its Arab-American enclave as 'Little Arabia' on Tuesday. In a statement, Anaheim's spokeswoman told CNN the city plans to follow up the designation with in-depth research. 'The Little Arabia designation recognizes an area of our city we've always celebrated as part of what makes Anaheim great,' said Erin Ryan, the city spokeswoman, in a statement shared with CNN. 'We now turn our focus to an in-depth study that will help us lift up the Little Arabia community and all businesses along Anaheim's Brookhurst Street.

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