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Oceanside's Grandma's Restaurant

Inside a strip mall, next to a retiree community in Oceanside, sits a small family-owned restaurant that serves as proof of the demographic changes that are sweeping San Diego County and much of the rest of California.

Faustino Hernandez, the 36 year-old owner of Grandma's restaurant in Oceanside.

Faustino Hernandez, the 36 year-old owner of Grandma's restaurant in Oceanside.

Photo by Ruxandra Guidi

Bruce Mumpfield and Tony Skvarek are friends who have been meeting for breakfast every day at Grandma's for the past 15 years.

Bruce Mumpfield and Tony Skvarek are friends who have been meeting for breakfast every day at Grandma's for the past 15 years.

Photo by Ruxandra Guidi

Gerardo Manzo has been working as a cook at Grandma's for over 8 years.

Gerardo Manzo has been working as a cook at Grandma's for over 8 years.

Photo by Ruxandra Guidi

Emeterio Rodriguez is a 21 year-old cook at Grandma's; he's a native of Michoacan, Mexico.

Emeterio Rodriguez is a 21 year-old cook at Grandma's; he's a native of Michoacan, Mexico.

Photo by Ruxandra Guidi

David Nydegger, President of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, says there are currently more than 2,000 Latino-owned businesses in Oceanside.

David Nydegger, President of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, says there are currently more than 2,000 Latino-owned businesses in Oceanside.

Photo by Ruxandra Guidi

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