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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2001 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For nearly two decades they were almost inseparable. The civil rights leader and his protege, the man who would some day carry on the legacy of one of the nation's oldest Latino rights organizations. When Bert Corona, the fiery and charismatic director of Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, passed away earlier this year at the age of 82, Nativo Lopez, 48, who had long headed the Orange County chapter, seemed poised to succeed him.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2001 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For nearly two decades they were almost inseparable. The civil rights leader and his protege, the man who would some day carry on the legacy of one of the nation's oldest Latino rights organizations. When Bert Corona, the fiery and charismatic director of Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, passed away earlier this year at the age of 82, Nativo Lopez, 48, who had long headed the Orange County chapter, seemed poised to succeed him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2000 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of Latino leaders announced Thursday it has formed a legal team to investigate allegations that voters were harassed, intimidated and--in some cases--turned away from the voting booth Tuesday by poll workers. The group--which includes Hermandad Mexicana Nacional--will seek a Department of Justice investigation, coalition members said during a news conference Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2000
Four years after allegations that some immigrants were improperly registered to vote, election officials are wrapping up a protracted effort to remove noncitizens from the rolls. An initial effort by the state purged the names of 561 noncitizens from the voter rolls in the 46th Congressional District. The second attempt, which is now winding up, has trimmed 330 more--with nine more expected to be deleted. The effort followed charges in 1996 by former Rep. Robert K.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. prosecutors are alleging that the state Department of Education mismanaged millions of federal dollars earmarked for English and citizenship classes for adult immigrants, including money that went to Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, a community organization based in Orange County and Los Angeles. In a Dec. 17 letter obtained Wednesday by The Times, the U.S. attorney's office in Sacramento tells state Supt.
NEWS
July 22, 1999 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Department of Education mismanaged $21 million in federal funds earmarked to teach English to poor immigrants, according to a new state audit. Instead, the Bureau of State Audits report concludes, the department gave funds year after year to organizations that had "abysmal" records for reaching and successfully teaching students. Organizations examined in the audit are located across the state, from the Bay Area to the Central Valley to Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1998 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A second probe into how the state Department of Education administers its adult education program and whether potentially millions were misused by community groups that offer adult classes was launched Monday by a state Legislature committee. State Sen. Raymond M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1998 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of an embattled Latino rights group said Thursday that his agency had turned in every scrap of documentation required to prove how it spent millions in adult education money, and vowed to defy a state order to pay back $4.3 million in federal funds. Bert Corona, the leader of the Santa Ana- and Los Angeles-based Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, said that in fact, the state Department of Education owes Hermandad at least $350,000 in reimbursement for classes taught this year.
NEWS
July 1, 1998 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State education officials on Tuesday ordered a well-known immigrant rights organization to pay back $4.3 million it received for adult education classes for the last three years, concluding that it was impossible to determine whether the funds were properly spent. In addition to the action taken against Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, a second group, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) was ordered to repay nearly $400,000 in adult education funds.
NEWS
July 1, 1998 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State education officials on Tuesday ordered a well-known immigrant rights organization to repay $4.3 million it received for adult education classes for the past three years, concluding it was impossible to determine whether the funds were properly spent. In addition to the action taken against Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, a second group, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), was ordered to repay nearly $400,000 in adult education funds.
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