Monday, November 04, 2002

Urban Issues Watch from
NY Times

The Anaheim Angels' success in the American League playoffs is not just a victory for a long-suffering baseball franchise. It is a vindication for the strip malls, the used-car lots, the smog-shrouded freeways, the housing tracts and the past-their-prime downtowns throughout Southern California. "This is a victory for the new suburbia, what could be called a post-suburban suburbia," said Joel Kotkin, a scholar of American urban life at Pepperdine University. "The success of the Angels represents a kind of coming of age for Orange County.


Previous U.I.W.: Experiment on the prairie, Chicago Tribune; Sep 29, 2002; pg. 1

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