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San Diego's Little Saigon cultural district recognized with I-15 signs

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Posted at 10:53 AM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 13:53:23-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego’s Little Saigon District received official recognition Friday with the introduction of new freeway signs indicating the cultural landmark.

The six-block area on the border of City Heights and Talmadge was first honored by the City of San Diego in 2013. The new freeway signs will be installed along nearby Interstate 15.

“Little Saigon is a vibrant cultural hub in the City of San Diego. It’s a place we should take pride in and increase its visibility. These wayfinding signs along I-15 will properly recognize Little Saigon and encourage more folks to visit and support the District,” said State Assemblyman Todd Gloria.

The Little Saigon neighborhood, a corridor along El Cajon Boulevard, is home to several restaurants and businesses. Visitors can also see a mural reading “Little Saigon” is on the side of Sin Lee Food Corporation at El Cajon Boulevard and Menlo Avenue.

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“The cultural landmark freeway signs for the Little Saigon District are an exciting opportunity to bring even more visibility to this vibrant area. This is an example of strong local and state partnerships to strengthen our communities,” Council President Georgette Gómez said.

The resolution to recognize the district was created by Gloria and fellow Assemblymembers Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher and Shirley Weber.