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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge gave final approval Friday to a negotiated settlement of a 6-year-old civil rights lawsuit filed by black probation officers against Los Angeles County. U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder said the agreement was fair and reasonable, but she retained jurisdiction in the case to ensure that the terms are carried out faithfully.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2000 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the corner, there is music in the traffic that rushes by, in the long afternoons filled with no work and diminishing pride, in the stubborn presence there of the day laborer. Omar Sierra, 35, felt it resonate in his gut like a freshly struck chord one day in 1996, just before Los Jornaleros del Norte were born. This is the story of that amateur band of Central American day laborers who turned their hard lives into song and now see modest fame dancing seductively before them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2000 | ANTONIO OLIVO
On the corner, there is music in the traffic that rushes by, in the long afternoons filled with no work and diminishing pride, in the stubborn presence there of the day laborer. Omar Sierra, 35, felt it resonate in his gut like a freshly struck chord one day in 1996, just before Los Jornaleros del Norte were born. This is the story of that amateur band of Central American day laborers who turned their hard lives into song and now see modest fame dancing seductively before them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The white mayor of Huntington Park, a city that is 92% Latino, faces a City Council vote next week to strip him of his ceremonial title because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants at a recent meeting. During a discussion about a state bill that would make it easier for immigrants to get driver's licenses, Mayor Tom Jackson railed against Mexican immigration in comments that some colleagues and activists say were racist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2000 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Black inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center are suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, claiming jail officials violated their civil rights by allowing race riots to continue year after year. According to the class-action suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, sheriff's deputies subjected black inmates to life-threatening situations by not ensuring the dorms at Pitchess were racially balanced and failing to search for weapons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2000
Central Americans and other Latinos were encouraged to seek assistance with their U.S. Census forms at five centers that opened Wednesday in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. The Questionnaire Assistance Centers, operated by the Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund with census officials, will offer bilingual assistance for Spanish-speakers during weekend and weekday hours until mid-April.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2000 | Karen Robinson-Jacobs
Pick your yardstick. The topic is minority homeownership, or, more pointedly, the lack thereof. You can measure the problem by the length of the tales of woe from would-be buyers of color who receive grief if not outright rejection when applying for a home mortgage. Reports filed last year with the federal government by some of the nation's leading lenders show loan denial rates for African Americans and Latinos that are in some cases double the rates for whites.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN and HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
School district officials said Friday they will analyze enrollment figures at Burton Elementary, where angry Latino parents believe their children have been unfairly placed on a year-round schedule. The white principal of the school was taunted and beaten in February amid accusations of lack of communication with parents of the 90% Latino student body. He has since been replaced.
BUSINESS
November 17, 1999 | MARLA DICKERSON and LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Latino marketing expo organized by Santa Barbara-based Hispanic Business Magazine continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Hilton Burbank Airport & Convention Center, featuring the new generation of Latino market "dot-com" companies. The theme of the Se Habla Espanol Hispanic Market & Media Expo, which opened Tuesday, is "Marketing in the Information Age: Four Ways to Achieve Success--Technology, Enterprise, Advertising and Marketing."
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