Where ‘Get Your Shit and Go’ Is Still a Way of Life

The 1992 Los Angeles riots started at the intersection of Florence and Normandie avenues. (Getty Images)

When we were kids growing up in Los Angeles, our favorite thing to do on weekends was to walk around the corner from our mother’s Mid-City duplex and spend all our money on snacks and candy from three small stores all within blocks of one another on Pico Boulevard.

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Our first stop was always the Pico Meat Market, where the owner would sell us giant dill pickles from the jar sitting on top of his meat case. We’d hand over our dollar, and the Korean man behind the counter would hand back a pickle in a plastic sandwich bag, smile and wave us on our way.

The next stop was Okay Liquor at the corner of Carmona and Pico,

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