The Latin Business Assn. presented its "Piramide Del Sol" (Pyramid of the Sun) awards last month at its annual banquet.
Honored were La Agencia de Orci, an L.A.-based advertising company; TELACU, a community development firm, and Southern California Edison Co.
"Advocate of the Year" honors went to Alan Clayton, executive director of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and Assemblyman Richard Polanco, the chairman of the Latino Legislative Caucus.
Librarian Salvador Guerna at UC Santa Barbara is putting together the first comprehensive list of Chicano artworks. Proyecto CARIDAD (Chicano Art Resources Information Development and Dissemination) will assemble a collection of 18,000 slides of paintings, posters, murals and other works by Chicano artists.
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* Edward Avila, who had been deputy Los Angeles mayor, has taken over as interim head of the city's Community Redevelopment Agency. He will be in charge until a permanent chief is selected. Avila, 47, said he will pay close attention to rebuilding communities and work for affordable housing while he leads the the nation's largest redevelopment agency.