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Articles by Gloria Alvarez

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

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
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