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Commerce Installs New Council Members, Names New Mayor

The Commerce Council Chamber was filled to capacity Tuesday for the council’s annual reorganization and the installation of the two newly elected members of the... Read more »

Council Sets Hearings on Minimum Wage Hike

UC Berkeley’s study of a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles is expected to be released this week, ahead of four public hearings on the issue being... Read more »

Uncle Sam Wants DACA Recipients to Avoid Tax Scams

New America Media – A new scam targeting immigrants has gotten the attention of Uncle Sam. Health advocates are concerned that tax preparers have been misinforming,... Read more »

Study Faults DWP ‘Customer Service’

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power ranks poorly in customer service when compared to comparable utilities, and spends less in that area, according to... Read more »

Community Celebrates Exide Closure, But Doubts Remain

When news broke last summer that a grand jury was investigating Exide Technologies, community activists celebrated with cake and pizza at Resurrection Church in... Read more »

La Comunidad Celebra el Cierre de Exide Pero Continúan Las Dudas

Cuando se supo la noticia el verano pasado de que un jurado estaba investigando a Exide Technologies, activistas de la comunidad celebraron con pastel y pizza en... Read more »

Exide to Close, Now What?

The U.S. Attorney’s announcement March 12 that it has reached an agreement with Exide Technologies to close its Vernon plant is certainly good news given the facility’s... Read more »

Standing Up for Our Neighbors

As a teaching assistant in a class on race in the United States, I’ve probably paid more attention to the #BlackLivesMatter movement than a lot of my white peers. The... Read more »

No, It Is Not Wrong to Celebrate Cesar Chavez Day!

In a recent blog, I made the point that it is becoming routine and even careless venerating the dead instead of remembering how they changed our lives. This year’s... Read more »

Community Calendar: March 19, 2015 – March 25, 2015

Today, Thursday, March 19 2-3pm—Free Film Screening of “Chicano Rock!” at the Montebello Library. The   documentary, narrated by Actor Edward James Olmos,... Read more »

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