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SoCal Spotlight: Exploring Anaheim's Little Arabia

Anaheim officially designates Little Arabia district
Anaheim officially designates Little Arabia district 02:48

A mile-long stretch of Brookhurst Street from Broadway to Ball Road in Anaheim is officially recognized as Little Arabia, carving out a vibrant community, despite previous opposition. It became official last year, and now KCAL News Reporter Sheba Turk is taking us on a tour. 

Little Arabia in Anaheim is home to one of the biggest Arab communities in the United States.

There are so many great businesses and parts of Arab culture in this community. It was a long fight to get this neighborhood officially recognized.

Exploring Anaheim's Little Arabia: Local market goods 03:25

The area became home to thousands of Arab-Americans, mostly from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine.

California has the highest population of Arabs in the United States.

Little Arabia is an opportunity for everyone to experience Arab culture and get to know the people in the community.

Exploring Anaheim's Little Arabia: Knafeh Café 03:19

Community activists feel the designation of Little Arabia is an acknowledgement of the cultural and economic contributions the Arab community has made to this state and to the country.

Exploring Anaheim's Little Arabia: Desert Moon Grill 02:45
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