‘Discriminatory in nature’: San Jose looks to repeal decades-old cruising ban

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The Mercury News

In the 1970s, the intricately detailed cars with sleek paint jobs and lowered bodies cruised up and down Story and King in the heart of East San Jose. The largely Mexican-American neighborhood had become an epicenter of lowrider culture, building off what had begun on Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles 30 years prior. Robert Diaz remembers gathering with his friends as a young teen on Friday and Saturday nights, sitting at the bus stop or the old Shakey’s Pizza on Story Road, watching the cars cruise by and imagining the day he’d buy his own lowrider. When he finally turned 16, he made the…

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