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As Co-Founder of Pacific News Service, Schurmann Inspired Independent Writing

Eminent scholar, historian and co-founder of Pacific News Service, Franz Schurmann, passed away Aug. 20 at his home in San Francisco. He was 84. The cause was advanced... Read more »

Chicano Moratorium Commemorative Events Calendar

Forty years after the Chicano Moratoriums, Chicana activists Geraldine Zapata (left) and Irene Tovar (right) take a moment to celebrate their friendship at the... Read more »

Community Calendar: August 26 to September 1, 2010

Featured Event Today, Aug. 26 at 6pm—Tribute to the Beatles,” a three-day, free festival on the Santa Monica Pier, kicks off tonight with performances by “Elva”... Read more »

Photo Project Blends Mexico’s Bicentennial with Contemporary Images

Mexican-Americans who live in Los Angeles and whose birthday falls on Sept. 16 are being invited to help mark Mexico’s bicentennial anniversary by posing for a... Read more »

Higher Percentage of LA Unified Students Passing Exit Exam

Scores continued creeping upward for Los Angeles Unified students on the California High School Exit Exam, with 72 percent of 10th-graders passing the math portion... Read more »

County School Superintendent Retires

Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Darline P. Robles will retire effective next Monday, Aug. 30, after serving in the position since 2002. Robles is the... Read more »

Hollenbeck Suspect Standoff Ends Without Injuries

A barricade situation in Boyle Heights ended peacefully Tuesday when two men were taken into custody without incident, police said. The standoff outside a house... Read more »

Two Dead Following Unrelated East L.A. Shootings

A man was fatally shot in East Los Angeles on Sunday, a sheriff’s deputy said. Authorities were notified of the shooting death in the 300 block of North Sunol... Read more »

Illegal Dumping Fines Increased

City officials warned businesses and residents last week against dumping large amounts of trash illegally, noting that the fines for such violations have gone up. Under... Read more »

Activist Priest Heart Healing After Surgery

Rev. Father Richard Estrada of Our Lady Queen of Angeles Church underwent open-heart surgery on Aug. 5 and is said to be recovering nicely. According to Estrada,... Read more »

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