CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1991 |
Gloria Arqueta, a Los Angeles high school student who has lived here illegally for three years, has virtually no memory of her native El Salvador except for her parents' nightmarish stories. For many of her 17 years, she and her family wandered through Central America, searching for a safe haven from the civil war that has ravaged their country. "I just hear that children are being killed, burned to death, and they don't know why," she said. "I won't go back."
November 27, 1994 |
El Rescate, a center catering to the legal, social-service and educational needs of Central American refugees, has launched a series of Monday night meetings to keep Latino immigrants informed about the progress of Proposition 187 as the controversial voter-approved initiative moves through the courts. "The meetings will focus on the different legal challenges (Proposition 187) is facing," said Jaime Flores, acting executive director of the center.
January 23, 1994
El Rescate has set up an earthquake-relief information line for residents who have questions about city, state and federal assistance. "We want to act as a clearinghouse for people who need help," said Oscar Andrade, executive director of the Pico-Union social service agency. El Rescate will have contact numbers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Los Angeles Police Department, the city Building and Safety Department and Department of Water and Power.
August 28, 1994 |
Salsa music blaring festively from loudspeakers belied the concerned expressions of many local residents as they milled about Terrace Park last weekend, shuffling through pamphlets and flyers at El Rescate immigrant center's first citizenship fair and block party. Despite the cheerful atmosphere Saturday, most of the 500 people who attended had come to seek ways to ensure their security as immigrants.
July 25, 1993 |
Despite its tarnished image and ongoing face lift, MacArthur Park has been immortalized, for better or worse, in a song by the same name. But 100 years from now, will anyone know what life was like for the thousands who came from Central America to make their homes in the neighborhoods around the park? The answer is yes, thanks to a time capsule that is to be opened in 2093.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2001 |
Moved by the devastation in El Salvador, leaders of a predominantly Korean church in Los Angeles have donated about $3 million in medicine and other supplies to victims of last week's 7.6 magnitude earthquake. The Oriental Mission Church, on the western edge of Koreatown, will formally present its gift today to the Salvadoran government and the nonprofit El Rescate community organization, which will transport the goods to El Salvador later this week.