I lived about 11 minutes from this incident that occurred at the Yorba Linda, Public Library. I lived in Placentia, which borders California State University, Fullerton. My hotels were in Fullerton and Buena Park, so most of my time was spent in the opposite direction of the library.
When I was looking for a house to purchase in 2010, I was very interested in the elementary schools and demographics. Here's the data I compiled when looking for schools for my eldest who was just entering part-time kindergarten.
Ruby Drive elementary school had a 91% Hispanic demographic and more than half were "English Learners." The Placentia-Yorba Linda School district allowed for transfers on a lottery based system into other elementary areas, so that was the plan. I hadn't really thought about home schooling at that time.
What was very striking to me was just how much prices for homes would jump between elementary school zones. What becomes clear with the data is that Asians tend to affect the score greatly. Because I knew those schools were always higher in demand, I aimed to transfer my child to a middle line school that may not have as much demand. Once she was in the school, they give preference to siblings. It was just a matter of getting our "shoe" in the door. Once we got in the "Middle" level school, perhaps we would be able to try and go for the top tier "Asian" schools.
One thing to note between the difference in demographics between El Dorado High and Valencia High, being almost polar opposites, is that they are only 1.2 miles from each other. I lived next to Valencia High.
The "Asian effect" in school scores were pushed primarily by the Koreans. There is a neighborhood my mom moved to, called "Amerige Heights." They have one elementary school that services the neighborhood paid for by an extra fee on the property tax called the "Mello-Roos" tax. Robert C. Fisler School has a 81% Asian population, 7 % Hispanic, and 5% White. For some reason they separated out Filipinos, so I added them to Asian.
In 2013, Fisler elementary had an API score of 976 which placed it in the 98.19 percentile. Ruby Drive had a score of 753 which placed it in the 49.61 percentile. Basically, an 81% Asian school vs. a 91% Hispanic school.
If I recall correctly, the home price for my mother was $600,000 in January 2010 (sold August 2017 for $755,000), and I purchased my home in December 2010 for $430,000 (sold $572,000 in February 2017). This was still a really bad time during the economy after the 2008 financial crash.
My mom made a $155,000 (25.8% increase) gain while I made a $142,000 gain (33% increase). Considering she held onto her property for about a year and a half longer than me, I think I win in the better "investment." I also benefited by being close to Cal State Fullerton. I rented out parts of my house that pretty much paid off my monthly mortgage (that I had put down 10% thanks to my Veteran Status).
What I noticed about my neighborhood, which was built primarily in the 1950s, was that you had multiple Mexican families living within close proximity with one another. The Whites that were remaining in the neighborhood, like my marine sniper neighbor, had moved in back when the neighborhood was primarily white. As the old home owners moved out, they would be replaced by Mexican families. The remaining Whites tended to be elderly. My other neighbor had two other houses across the street that were his extended family, or daughter. I don't recall exactly, but they would have parties frequently in their backyard. He was a cool guy.
It's kind of weird. Now I can speak Spanish well enough for my wife. I wonder what my experience would had been like over the 10 years I was managing hotels with staff that predominantly only spoke Spanish.
The moving pattern of Amerige heights, was that the neighborhood was built around 2006 and would be bought up immediately by Koreans. When they leave, it would be bought out by more Koreans. The area of Amerige heights has a lot of Korean restaurants and stores that have signs in Korean. What I heard was that a lot of Korean nationals were living in that area just so they could send their kids to the high ranking school.
The Koreans tend to clump up because then they don't really need to learn English with their Korean enclave. The Mexicans will move in with their large extended families. And the Whites get displaced.
The Koreans buy out the Whites or price neighborhoods to be too expensive for Whites, and the Mexicans move in, lowering the school scores which make Whites not want to move into the neighborhood anymore.
I think the reason why my mother's purchase didn't do as well as mine was because these high demand areas tended to handle the 2008 aftermath better than areas like mine. I believe Hispanics were disproportionately represented in the sub-prime "liar's loans" which caused prices to crater more in Hispanic areas.
The optimal strategy for my mom would had been to purchase a home from a Fullerton house nearby that had a decent elementary school but was primarily White still. The home pricing would had been less, and the overflow from Amerige heights may have had a better "spillover" effect.
I could also tell of the story of the dying Korean population in Garden Grove. I believe they were getting taken over by the Vietnamese which didn't tend to help with school scores as much, pushing the Koreans to move up to Buena Park.
Anyway, when Vox Day says migration is invasion, it certainly seemed that way when I was seeing home prices and changing demographics while I lived in Orange County.