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It's been 20 years since the LA riots. Promises of rebuilding inner city LA were only partly fulfilled. On a bus tour showcasing a burnt-out neighborhood's rebirth, NBC4 talks to the man in charge of that mission to ask what happened. NBC4's Conan Nolan reports on April 24, 2012.

During a bus tour that showed a much-improved but still struggling South Los Angeles 20 years after riots destroyed many local businesses, community leaders focused on the positive Tuesday.

The HOPE Opportunity Bus Tour through neighborhoods that saw violence, looting and fires in 1992 sought to show off a different side of what was then called South Central.

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Riders said they were celebrating the rebirth of a community, not mourning the events two decades past. Success can be found up and down Crenshaw Boulevard, noted Peter Ueberroth, who was tasked by then-Mayor Tom Bradley with helping lead the post-riots Rebuild Los Angeles initiative.

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