Las Casitas looks like one huge cookie cutter house. But when you look closer, you make out four doors and see that it's actually divided into four apartments. It looks that way, because it's meant to look like the rest of Newbury Park – suburban.
Produced by Anayansi Diaz-Cortes, edited by Lu Olkowski, with sound design by Ray Guarna.
KCRW'S Sonic Trace is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works, and by Cal Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Experience more at CALHUM.ORG.
Banner image: Jackson Cruz is a resident of Las Casitas. He sent this photo to his hometown in Huetamo, Michoacán, Mex. Photo courtesy of Jackson Cruz