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Closing the Door on Torture

After I blew the whistle on the CIA’s torture program in 2007, the fallout for me was brutal. To make a long story short, I served nearly two years in federal... Read more »

Our Children Are Not for Sale

Children are being bought and sold right in our backyards. People assume sex and labor trafficking is only happening in other countries, but it has become a major... Read more »

LA County Board Votes to Remove ICE Agents in Jails

Supervisors Hilda Solis and Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department consult with community organizations and re-evaluate... Read more »

Mental Health Awareness Coming to Montebello Schools

Social workers at all four high schools in the Montebello Unified School District will conduct interactive activities next week to teach students techniques aimed... Read more »

Minimum Wage Hike Gets Big Boost in L.A.

The minimum wage in Los Angeles would rise to $15 an hour by 2020 for large employers, with a one-year delay for businesses with 25 or fewer workers, under a proposal... Read more »

Increase in Homeless in L.A. County

The number of homeless people living in a vast swath of Los Angeles County jumped by 16 percent over the past two years, according to figures released Tuesday by... Read more »

Report: Nearly 30 Percent Fail to Show up to Jury Duty

Nearly 30 percent of Los Angeles County residents who received a jury summons between 2012 and 2014 failed to show up, while nearly 18 percent in Orange County failed... Read more »

‘An L.A. Journey- The Story of Lorenzo Alfredo’

With an opening song in the indigenous Guatemalan language of K’iche, Lorenzo’s journey begins at the CASA 0101 Theatre in Boyle Heights. The production tells... Read more »

Congresswoman Recognizes Artists

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard honored five young female artists this week during her 22nd Annual Student Art Competition. “Every year, I eagerly look forward... Read more »

Community Calendar: May 14, 2015 – May 20, 2015

Monday, May 18 6-7pm–Latin American Harp with Alfredo Rolando Ortiz at the East Los Angeles Library. Join the musical journey with the sounds by the internationally... Read more »

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