Last week, the city council approved establishing an ad hoc committee to plan the city’s 100th birthday celebration in 2016. The committee will be open to all residents interested in participating in monthly meetings.
With an ongoing labor dispute between West Coast ports workers and their employers, Labor Secretary Tom Perez traveled to San Francisco on Tuesday, Feb. 17, to help broker an agreement between both parties.
Filipino-American leaders and organizers nationwide applauded a new bill proposed in Congress that would amend the Immigration Act of 1990, which helped lead to the naturalization of Filipino World War II veterans, but did not apply for their spouses and children.
It was an effort to get residents in East and Northeast Los Angeles civically engaged, but turnout for the “State of the City” forum in Boyle Heights last Saturday was sparse, with most of those in attendance already regulars at community meetings and forums.
A trip to Bell Gardens Elementary led Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia to introduce a bill that would encourage California schools to teach about the unconstitutional deportation of over one million U.S. Citizens and lawful residents of Mexican descent from California in the 1920s.