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Articles by Gloria Alvarez

Feds Strike Deal to Close Exide Permanently

Deal will allow company to avoid criminal prosecution.
categories BusinessCrimeGreen NewsHealthPublic Safety

Race in 14th Council District Heats Up

The race to represent Los Angeles’ 14th council district heated up last week as candidates sparred over issues ranging from affordable housing, homelessness and gentrification to street repairs and bike lanes, losing much of the civil pretense of previous public encounters.
categories City AffairsPolitics

Montebello Hills: Details Matter

Residents and the council have been divided for years over the specifics of a plan to build a many as 1,200 single-family detached and attached homes in Montebello Hills. For environmentalists, loss of open space, an active oil field and the endangered California gnatcatcher are reason enough to reject the project. Part two of two.
categories City AffairsFamily/Inter-generational NewsGreen NewsNeighborhoodsPolitics

Shooting Death of Mayor Shocks Bell Gardens

Daniel Crespo’s wife fired the fatal shots, say police.
categories City AffairsJusticeNeighborhoods

Bell Gardens Mayor Fatally Shot: Wife Detained and Released

Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo was fatally shot Tuesday in what investigators called a domestic dispute.
categories City AffairsJusticeNeighborhoods

Voices and Vozes: How Do You Identify Yourself?

Community and individuals speak about their ethnic identity.
category Race/Ethnic Relations

Hispanic, Latino, Chicano, American? A Dilemma of Identity

Is "Hispanic" a homogeneous group that is easy to identify and characterize?
category Race/Ethnic Relations

Latin Music Festival With ‘Cool’ Highland Park Vibe Opens Saturday

Lots of artists sign on for 2-day event at Sycamore Grove Park.
categories Arts & CultureNeighborhoods

Stakes High for Latinos in Battle Over Herbalife

Latino groups and former Herbalife distributors claim that California based nutrition-supplement giant Herbalife has preyed upon low-income Latinos to beef up the company’s profits.
categories BusinessFoodHealthRace/Ethnic Relations

Fatal Shooting Disturbs Traffic, But Is Little Noticed by Passersby

The fatal shooting Tuesday of 52-year-old man in the Northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Hermon tied up traffic for hours on the northbound Pasadena (110) freeway near Avenue 60, but did little to disturb the tranquil afternoon for dog walkers, cyclists and people out for an afternoon stroll on the pathways adjacent to the patch of dirt where police found the victims’ body.
categories NeighborhoodsPublic Safety
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