La Pita Kabob cafe

La Pita Kabob tea cafe on Main Street in El Cajon is jammed with retired and unemployed Iraqi men playing backgammon, cards and dominoes.  As the violence grinds on in Iraq and the recession grinds on in California, newcomers continue to arrive in this enclave east of San Diego that is hard-pressed to train and employ so many.

( Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times / February 23, 2010 )

La Pita Kabob tea cafe on Main Street in El Cajon is jammed with retired and unemployed Iraqi men playing backgammon, cards and dominoes. As the violence grinds on in Iraq and the recession grinds on in California, newcomers continue to arrive in this enclave east of San Diego that is hard-pressed to train and employ so many.

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