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Articles by Nancy Martinez

‘Jail Hotels’ Offer An Alternative to County

Montebello’s ‘self-pay’ inmate program costs $100 a day.
category Justice

Mayor Mourned Amid Claims of Abuse, Infidelity

A two-minute 911 call released Tuesday is creating a clearer image of what happened last week when Mayor Daniel Crespo was fatally shot by his wife at their Bell Gardens home during a domestic dispute.
categories City AffairsNeighborhoodsPolitics

Bell Gardens Must Fill Crespo’s Council Seat

According to City Manager Philip Wagner the council seat of Mayor Daniel Crespo cannot remain vacant until the city’s next regular election in November 2015, more than a year away.
categories City AffairsNeighborhoodsPolitics

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

Governor Urged to Sign Exide-Related Bills

Elected officials, activists blame DTSC for failing to protect community.
categories BusinessGreen NewsPoliticsPublic Safety

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

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

Bell Gardens Students Lay Down the Law

MUSD’s first ‘Teen Court’ opens at local high school.
categories EducationJusticeNeighborhoodsYouth

Activist, Actor Olmos Inducted Into MAOF Hall of Fame

Unbeknownst to many, there is a Mexican American Latino Hall of Fame in Montebello.
categories Arts & CultureNeighborhoodsRace/Ethnic Relations

Ruben Salazar Remembered

Last Friday, Valdez and other longtime Chicano activists joined Molina at Salazar Park on Whittier Boulevard to unveil a plaque commemorating the journalist’s legacy.
categories City AffairsMediaPoliticsRace/Ethnic Relations
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