CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2003 |
Antonia Hernandez, the president of the national Mexican American Legal and Education Fund, has been named president of one of the largest philanthropic organizations in Southern California, it was announced Thursday. Hernandez will head the California Community Foundation, which was established in 1915 and now holds assets of more than $500 million.
December 24, 1989
What a pleasant surprise to find "Fear and Reality in the Los Angeles Melting Pot" (by Joel Kotkin, Nov. 5). Congratulations--you have managed to capture the flavor and complexity of the demographic changes in the L.A. area. The overall positive portrayal is a refreshing change from other doom-and-gloom reports. The photos were beautiful. ANTONIA HERNANDEZ, PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL, MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND, Los Angeles
February 18, 1987
A San Antonio judge ordered the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund to resolve its leadership power struggle at a special board meeting, which the judge ruled should be held in Los Angeles Feb. 28. Texas District Judge Rose Spector ruled after a poll of the board resulted in a 14-14 tie over the special meeting's site, either Los Angeles or San Antonio.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1991
Antonia Hernandez, president and general counsel of the Los Angeles-based Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, will receive Mexico's highest honor for non-citizens at a National Palace ceremony in Mexico City. President Carlos Salinas de Gortari will present the Aztec Eagle to Hernandez today. Hernandez, 43, is being honored for her work on behalf of Mexican nationals emigrating to the United States, MALDEF announced Tuesday.
January 23, 1987 |
The ousted top executive of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund won a round in her fight to keep her job when a Texas judge issued an order Thursday temporarily voiding her firing by MALDEF's executive committee. State District Judge Carolyn Spears in San Antonio, in issuing the temporary restraining order, put on hold the appointment of former New Mexico Gov. Toney Anaya to replace Antonia Hernandez as MALDEF's president and general counsel.
November 15, 2011 |
On Tuesday, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, or MALDEF, will hold its annual awards gala and fundraiser in downtown Los Angeles. The awardees include such indisputable worthies as Linda Ronstadt and former MALDEF leader Antonia Hernandez. The real awardee, though, should be MALDEF itself, whose decades of civil rights litigation have yielded significant gains for Latinos. I haven't always agreed with all of its actions, but I generally find myself cheering it on (as I do its current campaign to create a second Latino-majority district on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors)