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August 19, 1992 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Francisco Chavez sees the Los Angeles riots as a struggle between the haves and have-nots. In his vision, a mass of unclothed poor men reach through a sheet of fire toward a party of affluent Angelenos who drink and cavort under a gaudy city skyline. Between them stands a phalanx of threatening police. It is a vision that remained inside Chavez's head until he was given brush and easel by a charitable workshop that encourages the homeless to express their raw emotions through art.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1992 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Francisco Chavez sees the Los Angeles riots as a struggle between the haves and have-nots. In his vision, a mass of unclothed poor men reach through a sheet of fire toward a party of affluent Angelenos who drink and cavort under a gaudy city skyline. Between them stands a phalanx of threatening police. It is a vision that remained inside Chavez's head until he was given brush and easel by a charitable workshop that encourages the homeless to express their raw emotions through art.
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NEWS
March 26, 1995
Volunteers are needed by Jovenes Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps at-risk and homeless Latino youths, for work ranging from picking up donated bread to writing grants. Volunteers or interns are needed in the following areas: bread pick-up, rewriting the shelter's policy manual, and assisting in writing grants for art projects.
NEWS
November 13, 1994
Citizenship classes sponsored by Belmont Community Adult School have begun at Angelica Lutheran Church, 1345 S. Burlington Ave. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m., the classes are free and are taught in Spanish by bilingual staff. Enrollment is continuous, so there is no application deadline. Another free citizenship class sponsored by the school will be held downtown on Thursdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at JOVENES Inc., 300 Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. Information: (213) 250-9133.
NEWS
October 16, 1994 | TOMMY LI
A community group has helped make a small park out of a vacant lot on Sunset Boulevard that stood out as the neighborhood's unofficial trash dump. Now community leaders face another problem that will be discussed at a meeting this week: stopping people from vandalizing the park and stealing the freshly planted trees. Before the recent cleanup, the 60-by-35-foot, privately owned property at Sunset and Portia Street had "attracted all the garbage and rubbish," said Echo Park resident Susan Borden.
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August 14, 2012 | Jonathan Gold
This year's L.A. Taco Festival was a great excuse to take a subway, explore Mariachi Plaza, and listen to live banda music, while supporting the Jovenes Inc. foundation in its efforts to help at-risk Boyle Heights youth. The tacos, as you'd expect, were delicious, although the temperatures were high and the lines were long. Taquerias are as popular as the Dodgers in this part of town. I had a great time. But on the walk back to the car, I couldn't help myself.
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November 29, 1992 | IRIS YOKOI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To express his views on the oppression of women, Hector Barcenas used bold, dramatic hues to paint a club-wielding woman stomping down a red path toward the stoic figures of a man and his dog. Colored cubes, symbolizing the frustration of her "blocked ideas," frame the oil painting. Vincent Richards used more obvious images to express his views about another societal problem--poverty. Richards took a photograph of Sunday food lines in front of Los Angeles City Hall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1998 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A landlocked cabin cruiser that sits on its nose has set a Los Angeles neighborhood on its ear. The 35-foot onetime luxury boat is balanced precariously on its bow in a vacant lot in Echo Park, a residential area about a mile north of the downtown business district. The empty space has been turned into an evolving outdoor art gallery by established local artists intent on displaying their work to those unlikely to visit conventional gallery and museum exhibitions.
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September 20, 2009 | Teresa Watanabe
Calling access to healthcare a moral and spiritual imperative, Los Angeles religious leaders and their flocks are urging congressional leaders to include illegal immigrants in any healthcare reform plan. More than 100 parishioners attended a Mass of " hope and reconciliation" last week at Our Lady Queen of Angels church and launched a phone bank to convey to elected officials their support for an all-inclusive healthcare plan. "If we were politicians, this would be definitely political suicide to come out for healthcare reform for those who are undocumented," said Father Roland Lozano, pastor of the church near Olvera Street, known as La Placita.
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November 17, 1996 | Naomi Glauberman
On Sunset Boulevard, just west of Elysian Park, amid a jumble of panaderias, botanicas, Chinese herbal healers, beauty salons, check-cashing places and dentists, where all signs point toward Dodger Stadium, the Sunset Art Park is at once startling and mysterious. It's impossible to drive by this sunbaked strip and not ask what those huge, brightly colored acrylic paintings and large-scale metal sculptures are doing there.
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