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Articles by Gloria Alvarez

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

Commerce Recall Backers Decry City Attorney’s Decision

The recall waters in the City of Commerce are murkier following a decision by the city attorney that the newspaper the city has published its public notices in for nearly two decades does not qualify as a newspaper of general circulation as required by state election law, therefore disallowing three of four recall campaigns to move forward.
categories City AffairsNeighborhoodsPolitics

Southlanders Raise Funds For Philippines Typhoon Relief Effort

Efforts to raise money, food and other supplies have been launched by several groups in the Los Angeles area, including the Los Angeles chapter of the American Red Cross, which on Wednesday held two events to raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Philippines.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsNeighborhoodsPublic SafetyRace/Ethnic Relations

Union Bank, KCETLink Honor Local Heroes

A local priest who has made it his mission to transform the lives of some of the region’s forgotten and ignored youth will be honored next week as a Local Hero by Union Bank and KCETLink.
categories NeighborhoodsYouth

Commerce Council Member Served With Recall Notice

Two of three Commerce council members being targeted by the latest recall effort in the city, told EGP Wednesday that they were served with the “Notice of Intention to Circulate Recall Petition” following Tuesday’s city council meeting; the first step in the recall process.
categories NeighborhoodsPolitics

Heavy Grocery Bags Relieve Burden of Needy Seniors

About three hundred or so seniors turned out for the Food Bank distribution held this month in the senior center’s parking lot. Some arrived in cars, others brought their personal grocery baskets and still others shared a grocery cart to haul away the bags made heavy primarily by canned foods.
categories City AffairsFamily/Inter-generational NewsFoodNeighborhoods

Finding a Home at the Homegirl Café

A program aimed at giving once incarcerated at-risk women an alternative to repeating the patterns that had previously landed them in jail is proving to be a life altering experience for its participants, according to a recently released case study of the Homegirl Café social enterprise in Los Angeles.
categories EducationFamily/Inter-generational NewsYouth

Republicans, Democrats Spend Little on Spanish-Language Ads

Spanish-language advertising aimed at the 14 million Hispanics registered to vote is still just a small fraction of election advertising spending overall.
categories BusinessImmigrationPoliticsRace/Ethnic Relations
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