CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2005 |
Los Angeles County residents are sharply divided by race and ethnicity in their perceptions of schools, traffic, crime and other matters affecting their quality of life, a new poll has found. The survey by the Public Policy Institute of California also found broad pessimism -- regardless of race and ethnicity -- about the prospects for improvement. A striking one-third of residents surveyed said they expect to leave the county within five years.
November 28, 1993 |
When Sophie Wong won a seat on the Alhambra Unified School District in 1990, she boosted the number of Chinese Americans serving on San Gabriel Valley school boards to three--a meager count considering the expanding Asian population in the region. On Nov. 2, that number jumped to eight. With those victories, confidence is growing within the region's Chinese American community that it is making major strides toward acceptance in mainstream politics.