Oakland street food: The paths to legitimacy
Along the sidewalks of Oakland's Fruitvale district, street food vendors are busy every day selling traditional tamales, fresh fruit, corn chips and homemade ice cream. If you talk to them, you'll learn they are also busy establishing citizenship, acquiring legal sellers' permits, and expanding their businesses in pursuit of the American Dream.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
L.A. writer returns to the city that shaped his 'Journey'
"When I grew up it was kind of rough," Ruan said about 16th street and Coolidge Avenue, the neighborhood he grew up on. "For me growing up there was a lot of police supervision in my neighborhood, easy access to drugs and alcohol."
2 Charged After 90-Minute High-Speed Pursuit Ends In Anaheim
Charges are being leveled against two people who are suspected of leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit through multiple cities on Friday night. Corporal Andy Luong of the Buena Park Police Department said the male driver was booked on suspicion of felony evasion, child endangerment, and for prior warrants.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Central Basin water board member Art Chacon a hurt the community,a ...
A Commerce man this week filed a complaint with the state Fair Political Practices Commission claiming Central Basin water district board member Art Chacon has used his office for his personal benefit and voted on district matters that benefited him financially. “I'm sick and tired of seeing public officials in the Southeast L.A. area take advantage and hurt the community that they should be serving,” Ernesto Gonzalez of Commerce said in a email Friday.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
California Attorney General Kamala Harris Breaks Down Student Truancy Levels By Race
California State Attorney General Kamala Harris released her second-annual report on California's truancy levels, which for the first time breaks the numbers down by race. African-American students were truant at a rate over two-and-a-half times that of white students in California for the 2012-2013 school year, she said.
CicLavia returns to the heart of LA
There's a new movement in urban areas to cater less to cars and more to pedestrians and bicyclists. Guest Aaron Paley describes how CicLAvia helps the businesses in L.A. Bike, unicycle, stroll, walk, skate, roller blade.
Teach for America is changing
One will provide a year of pre-service training to 50 to 100 college seniors who applied early-decision to TFA and were accepted during their junior years. The second pilot "will encourage corps members in 12 regions - Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Connecticut, D.C., Dallas, Nashville, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, San Antonio, South Carolina, and St. Louis - to commit to teach for up to five years."
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Film review: Cry Now
Arturo HilarioEl Observador "They say to get rid of the blues, you have to sing them" Early in the film - Cry Now' a poster suggests that people should face their fears and problems in the moment.
NBC Los Angeles
Family of Man Killed by Deputy to File $10M Lawsuit
A family is still searching for answers a year after the fatal shooting of their loved one by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy. Gadi Schwartz reports from East Los Angeles for the NBC4 News at 11 on Wednesday, Sept.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
San Bernardino County Sun
L.A. County honors parents reunited with their children as family heroes
Tashasha Richmond with her children, from left, Tyeesha Baskerville, 7, Tristan Baskerville, 5, Tionna Smith, 11, and Jaliesha Smith, 9, at the L.A. Hall of Administration on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Teachers Challenged To Motivate Low-Income Students
For school districts across the country, these first two weeks of September herald the beginning of a new year but there are many disparities. In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania it's the lack of funding; in California, educators have opportunities for flexible funding for those in greatest need.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
A guide to the Mural Capital of the World
Murals spanning three generations speckle the Los Angeles metropolis, telling a ground-level version of the events, aspirations and visions of people with the desire to turn walls into canvases and textbooks. This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Los Angeles City Council vote that lifted an 11-year moratorium forbidding the creation of murals on private property.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Campaign Finance Advocates Blame Labor Unions For Recent California Setback
A California bill that supporters say could have shifted campaign finance into a new era of transparency was instead involuntarily withdrawn last week -- and the activists behind the bill are blaming the labor unions that united against it. Authored by Democratic state Sens. Mark Leno and Jerry Hill and sponsored by the California Clean Money Campaign, Senate Bill 52, known as the DISCLOSE Act , failed last week in the state Assembly's final voting period of the legislative session.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Northbound 710 closed briefly in East Los Angeles for overturned SUV
All northbound lanes of the Long Beach Freeway in East Los Angeles were closed for a time early today by an overturned, abandoned SUV. The SUV was reported on its side in the No.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
San Fernando Sun
Pacoima Remembers the Chicano Moratorium
George Gurrola considers himself a proud "Chicano," and is worried that identification is being lost in today's changing Latino demographics in the United States. "We need to bring more awareness to the Chicano community," Gurrola said.
San Fernando Sun
Honoring Ruben Salazar
A plaque highlighting the legacy of slain journalists Ruben Salazar was unveiled at Salazar Park in East Los Angeles on Friday, Aug. 29. Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, who organized the event with the county's Department of Parks and Recreation, said she was 21 when she attended the Chicano Moratorium march in East Los Angeles, where Salazar was killed while covering the demonstration. At the time, she said, Latinos were being treated like second-class citizens at the same time that many of them, such as some of her former high school classmates, were being killed in the Vietnam War.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Deputies investigating face-slashing of passenger who jumped from car
Sheriff's deputies were investigating the circumstances surrounding a woman passenger who leaped from a car in East Los Angeles on Monday after her face was slashed.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Woman dropped off in East L.A. with stab wound to face
EAST LOS ANGELES >> A Los Angeles woman was hospitalized with serious injuries, but expected to survive, after she was dumped out of vehicle with a large slash wound on her face, authorities said.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Shooting on 60 Freeway injures 2 motorcyclists in Boyle Heights
Two motorcyclists riding together were hospitalized in unknown condition after both were shot on the 60 Freeway in Boyle Heights, authorities said today.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Los Lobos to rock AARP convention
Los Lobos, which was formed in 1973 in East Los Angeles and topped the U.S. charts in 1987 with its rousing remake of "La Bamba," will perform Sept.