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New Boyle Heights Work Center Promotes Local Jobs

When Juan Alvarez went to the new work resource center in Boyle Heights last week, he noticed most of the job openings involved physical labor. That’s just fine... Read more »

Exide Residential Cleanup Continues

On the quiet block of La Puerta Avenue in Boyle Heights, a small bobcat bulldozer was in high gear last week, removing dirt from homes where high levels of lead... Read more »

Action Delayed On Finalizing L.A. City Street Vending Policy

The City Council’s Economic Development Committee Tuesday withheld its support for a permitting program for mobile sidewalk vendors, with several members saying... Read more »

Molina Hopes to be Remembered as a ‘Champion’ Who Listened

On Feb. 19, 1991, a nervous Gloria Molina took her seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, making history as the first Latina ever elected to the five-person... Read more »

Obama Lays Out ‘Family-Focused’ Immigration Plan

President Obama, addressed the nation from the White House Thursday, unveiling executive action he is taking that would allow as many as 5 million immigrants in... Read more »

Obama to Act on Immigration

Southland immigrant-rights groups are anxiously awaiting specifics of President Barack Obama’s plans to take executive action on immigration, which is likely to... Read more »

Exide Ordered to Pay for Clean Up

The Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to have county attorneys evaluate options to force a shutdown of the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon and the clean-up... Read more »

DTSC Orders Exide to Pay Millions

Just days after some residents speculated that the Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) and Exide Technologies were close to some type of agreement, the... Read more »

Day of the Dead Traditions Inspires New Followers

The Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is growing in popularity all across the United States, and not only among Latinos. Artists from all... Read more »

Knowing Is Always Better: Why Latinos Need to Talk About Death

[Read Part Two of Lugo’s story, “When the End Is Near” ]   When Daniel Lugo III was diagnosed in December 2011 with stage four stomach cancer, his first... Read more »

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