You may have heard of East LA. It's a heavily Hispanic part of town, famous for being precisely that. However, there's something a little unusual about East LA. It's that "part of town" thing. It's not actually part of Los Angeles; it's officially in an unincorporated part of Los Angeles County. The people who live there aren't thrilled about that. They would like to live in a real city. And they're doing something about it. They have gathered enough signatures to start the process of becoming a city. Hopefully, they will be able to vote for it in 2010.
For a taste of East LA culture, here are some dudes from that hood, Los Lobos.