Tag: Los Angeles

West / California - 2 weeks ago

Dolores Huerta Square honors longtime activist

BOYLE HEIGHTS — Civil rights activist and labor union leader Dolores Huerta had her name enshrined at the intersection of East First Street and Chicago Street June 22 during a dedication ceremony by the city of Los Angeles. Huerta, 89, led programs...

West / California - 2 weeks ago

Suits by former aides may continue against Huizar

LOS ANGELES — For the second time in less than a week, a judge has ruled a lawsuit brought by a former employee of City Councilman Jose Huizar can move forward, but this time there were no limitations placed on the plaintiff’s ability to depose the...

West / California - 3 weeks ago

‘Is Juneteenth something still worth celebrating?’

STREET BEAT Leon Walton Baldwin Hills “Of course. That’s the history of when black people were really set free. … the abolishment of slavery and the beginning of a new era for the black man.” Maxine Brackett Jefferson Park  “Yes … It’s our Black Ind...

West / California - 1 month ago

L.A. College Promise Program holds first graduation

LOS ANGELES—The first-ever graduating class of students who enrolled in the Los Angeles Community College District’s L.A. College Promise Program were honored last week in a special ceremony at Cal State Los Angeles to mark the occasion. More than 1...

West / California - 1 month ago

Deputy to stand trial for voluntary manslaughter

 A sheriff’s deputy was ordered to stand trial May 31 on a voluntary manslaughter charge stemming from the fatal on-duty shooting of a man in Norwalk — the first prosecution of its type in the county in almost two decades. After a hearing that stret...

West / California - 1 month ago

Norwalk honors war dead at Memorial Day program

NORWALK — A U.S. Navy veteran who persevered against injury and cancer and a young woman about to start her career in the U.S. Marine Corps were guest speakers at the Memorial Day program May 27 in Patriot’s Square behind City Hall. American Legion...

West / California - 1 month ago

More than 1,800 graduate from Rio Hondo College

WHITTIER — Rio Hondo College celebrated 1,828 graduates during its 56th annual commencement ceremony May 23, including 16 students who received the college’s first-ever bachelor of science degrees. College President Teresa Dreyfuss congratulated gra...