Ben Cardenas

East Los Angeles Residents Association

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President of the East Los Angeles Residents Association, the main supporter behind East LA's cityhood effort; East LA-born, he works as Deputy District Director for Congresswoman Grace Napolitano

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The last area in Los Angeles County to incorporate was Calabasas, in 1991, bringing the total to 88.

Should East LA Be a City?

The last area in Los Angeles County to incorporate was Calabasas, in 1991, bringing the total to 88.

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