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July 11, 1991 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Members of several San Fernando Valley Latino groups, including the Mexican-American Political Assn., said Wednesday that they will ask federal, state and local officials to investigate what they called discrimination against Latinos at a Pacoima adult school. "We have some very serious allegations," said spokeswoman Irene Tovar, a longtime Pacoima activist and an adviser on Latino issues to East Valley school board member Roberta Weintraub.
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February 24, 1993 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Council candidate Rose Castaneda was eliminated from the race to succeed incumbent Ernani Bernardi after falling just 38 voter signatures short of a city requirement that she turn in 500 voters' names, election officials said Tuesday. Another candidate, Pacoima civic activist Irene Tovar, also was knocked off the ballot for the April 20 election, officials said. She was 96 signatures shy.
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February 20, 1996 | FRANK MANNING
Concerned over strained race relations in the city, the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission has organized a series of seminars to promote harmony among Angelenos of all colors. At the first session, scheduled for 9 a.m.
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September 12, 1989 | From United Press International and
More than 100 Pacoima residents holding candles and chanting "bring back our police" marched in front of police headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Monday night to protest the removal of a neighborhood anti-drug patrol. Members of the Mercer-Haddon Homeowners Assn. demonstrated in front of Parker Center about 7 p.m. to plead for the return of a nightly foot patrol aimed at cracking down on drug dealers in the northeastern San Fernando Valley, Pacoima resident Irene Tovar said.
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September 3, 1988
Arleta produce wholesaler Albert Dib has become the fifth person to challenge Los Angeles City Councilman Ernani Bernardi in the East San Fernando Valley in the April municipal election. Dib, 54, has filed a statement showing his intent to raise funds for the council race in the 7th District. He could not be reached for comment Friday. A longtime Democratic Party activist, Dib ran unsuccessfully for the City Council in the northeast Valley's old 1st District in 1973 and 1977.
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June 2, 1988
Agroup of San Fernando Valley Latino activists announced support Wednesday for Democratic presidential candidate Michael S. Dukakis, saying that he understands the needs of the Latino community and supports bilingual education, housing and jobs programs. "As a person of immigrant parents, he understands that the future of our community depends on our ability to be self-sufficient," said Irene Tovar, a longtime East Valley community leader.
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September 19, 1988
I feel Del Olmo was right on target with his column. In relation to supporting the affirmative action program, I would like to share the credit with all the Hispanic commissioners who also devoted their time and effort to support this program. People such as Commissioners Salvador Montenegro, Evelyn Benson, Frank Munoz, David Almada, Patricia Duran, Irene Tovar, Alberto Juarez, Luis Nogalez, and Art Avila. These people were dedicated to the affirmative action programs. They made great efforts to push such people as Rojo to the top, knowing that they themselves may never get credit but that equal rights would be deemed possible.
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January 22, 1993 | JOHN SCHWADA
Two well-known northeast San Fernando Valley Latino activists, Irene Tovar and Jose Galvan, on Thursday declared their intention to run for the seat being vacated by retiring Los Angeles City Councilman Ernani Bernardi. Tovar, a Mission Hills resident, is a public relations consultant and longtime activist in northeast Valley Latino causes. She was among seven candidates who challenged Bernardi's reelection bid in 1989 and came in fourth in the primary with 9.6% of the vote.
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March 29, 1998
Re "How Would Secession Affect Us," March 22. [Irene] Tovar asks some very interesting questions and then infers that she does not have the answers for them. Her discourse is one that Valley VOTE has heard all along from opponents in this drive to bring the true facts to the residents of the San Fernando Valley. Perhaps responding to the many invitations that Valley VOTE has extended to Tovar, so that, as a leader of the Latino community she could participate in this process, would shed some light on her questions.
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May 10, 1991 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing public mistrust highlighted by the Rodney G. King beating, a top Los Angeles police official on Thursday convened a panel to study sometimes-hostile relations between officers and Spanish-speaking residents in the San Fernando Valley. The 20-member Spanish Language Outreach Committee is the brainchild of Deputy Chief Mark A. Kroeker, who oversees the Los Angeles Police Department's five patrol areas in the Valley.
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