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September 27, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ
Saying the city's Police Department is in danger of becoming "Fuhrmanized," the chairman of Los Amigos of Orange County on Tuesday demanded that the City Council release documents that he said prove two incidents of police brutality against Latino youths. The first incident involved the arrest of a 16-year-old in 1991 on suspicion of burglary, and the second the arrest of another teen-ager in 1992 during a police crackdown on gangs in the Jeffrey-Lynne neighborhood.
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October 19, 2004 | Kimi Yoshino, Times Staff Writer
Angered by a change in format, eight Anaheim City Council candidates walked out of a weekend election forum sponsored by several local Latino groups. On Monday, the Latino leaders who helped organize the event called the boycott a "slap in the face" and said that despite the format change the candidates should have stayed to answer questions. "We had a right to structure it whatever way we saw fit," said Amin David, president of Los Amigos of Orange County. "They totally disregarded our efforts."
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December 2, 1994 | MIMI KO
Amin David, chairman of Los Amigos of Orange County, will be named Man of the Year this month because of his activism as a Latino advocate. The Anaheim chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens will honor David at an awards banquet Dec. 9 at the Grand Hotel, 7 Freedman Way in Anaheim. David is a longtime member of LULAC and numerous other Latino organizations, in which he helps promote awareness of Latino issues. He also serves as chairman of the Orange County Housing Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Election day mistakes by precinct workers last November could easily be repeated because of inadequate training, the leader of a Latino activist group charged Wednesday. Amin David, chairman of Los Amigos of Orange County, questioned whether the registrar of voters office is aggressively reaching out to minority groups and whether the county plans enough training for the more than 6,000 volunteers who work the polls during elections.
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November 16, 1994 | MIMI KO
Cities, agencies and organizations throughout the county are approving proclamations and making promises to remember the original Thanksgiving Day at the request of Los Amigos of Orange County. The community activist group passed out more than 100 pledge sheets urging organizations to remember the holiday so people will realize that everyone in the United States, with the exception of Native Americans, comes from immigrant backgrounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1995 | MIMI KO CRUZ
After staging 72 vigils for murder victims since the year began, a Latino activist group will conclude its candlelight campaign with a final vigil on New Year's Eve. Members of Los Amigos of Orange County began the campaign on a rainy Jan. 3. That first vigil was held in memory of Abel Castillo Chavira near the Santa Fe railroad tracks along Minnie Street in Santa Ana, where the 21-year-old man was shot to death in what police called a gang-related crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Election day mistakes by precinct workers last November could easily be repeated because of inadequate training, the leader of a Latino activist group charged Wednesday. Amin David, chairman of Los Amigos of Orange County, questioned whether the registrar of voters office is aggressively reaching out to minority groups and whether the county plans enough training for the more than 6,000 volunteers who work the polls during elections.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2004 | Kimi Yoshino, Times Staff Writer
Angered by a change in format, eight Anaheim City Council candidates walked out of a weekend election forum sponsored by several local Latino groups. On Monday, the Latino leaders who helped organize the event called the boycott a "slap in the face" and said that despite the format change the candidates should have stayed to answer questions. "We had a right to structure it whatever way we saw fit," said Amin David, president of Los Amigos of Orange County. "They totally disregarded our efforts."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1998 | JASON KANDEL
Community leaders asked the City Council on Monday for a "just and impartial" investigation into a police shooting that left one man dead during a stolen-car investigation. "This death has been seen in the community as something that shouldn't have happened," said Josie Montoya, a spokeswoman for Los Amigos, the countywide community service organization calling for the investigation. "We lost somebody over an incident that could have been handled in a different manner."
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April 20, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (949) 248-2150
Los Amigos of Orange County will honor the city at tonight's council meeting for providing prompt and easy access to public information. San Juan Capistrano was one of 10 randomly selected cities to participate in Project Transparency, a study for SB48, a bill designed to strengthen the California Public Records Act. The study results will be presented today to state legislators. The council meets at 7 p.m. in chambers, 32400 Paseo Adelanto. Information: (949) 493-1171.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1998 | JASON KANDEL
Community leaders asked the City Council on Monday for a "just and impartial" investigation into a police shooting that left one man dead during a stolen-car investigation. "This death has been seen in the community as something that shouldn't have happened," said Josie Montoya, a spokeswoman for Los Amigos, the countywide community service organization calling for the investigation. "We lost somebody over an incident that could have been handled in a different manner."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1995 | MIMI KO CRUZ
After staging 72 vigils for murder victims since the year began, a Latino activist group will conclude its candlelight campaign with a final vigil on New Year's Eve. Members of Los Amigos of Orange County began the campaign on a rainy Jan. 3. That first vigil was held in memory of Abel Castillo Chavira near the Santa Fe railroad tracks along Minnie Street in Santa Ana, where the 21-year-old man was shot to death in what police called a gang-related crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ
Saying the city's Police Department is in danger of becoming "Fuhrmanized," the chairman of Los Amigos of Orange County on Tuesday demanded that the City Council release documents that he said prove two incidents of police brutality against Latino youths. The first incident involved the arrest of a 16-year-old in 1991 on suspicion of burglary, and the second the arrest of another teen-ager in 1992 during a police crackdown on gangs in the Jeffrey-Lynne neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1994 | MIMI KO
Amin David, chairman of Los Amigos of Orange County, will be named Man of the Year this month because of his activism as a Latino advocate. The Anaheim chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens will honor David at an awards banquet Dec. 9 at the Grand Hotel, 7 Freedman Way in Anaheim. David is a longtime member of LULAC and numerous other Latino organizations, in which he helps promote awareness of Latino issues. He also serves as chairman of the Orange County Housing Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1994 | MIMI KO
Cities, agencies and organizations throughout the county are approving proclamations and making promises to remember the original Thanksgiving Day at the request of Los Amigos of Orange County. The community activist group passed out more than 100 pledge sheets urging organizations to remember the holiday so people will realize that everyone in the United States, with the exception of Native Americans, comes from immigrant backgrounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2002
A Latino-rights group wants Orange County Registrar Rosalyn Lever and her deputy fired in the wake of this week's last-minute scramble to process 8,000 uncounted ballots. The election results didn't change in the five cities affected by the missing votes. Amin David, chairman of Los Amigos of Orange County, said the county's elections division has had too many glitches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1999
Our heartfelt condolences go out to friends and family of postal worker Joseph Ileto, allegedly slain by a 37-year-old anti-Semitic racist. We thank God that none of the children the shooter reportedly thought he massacred at the North Valley Community Center in Granada Hills actually died. We are brutally reminded where racial, ethnic and religious hatred leads. Again we see the importance of opposing the toxic pockets of rage that fuel insane fantasies in sick minds. Respect for our diversity is not just a "feel-good" exercise.
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