February 26, 1990 |
Question: Why is the Los Angeles Marathon called the Peoples' Marathon, and what does it contribute to the city of Los Angeles? Answer: The marathon was designed to meet the runners' needs within the limits imposed by the size of the race and to provide a pageant for the city. More than one million spectators lined the route last year and another 160,000 attended the festival at Exposition Park.
June 13, 1997
SANTIAGO HIGH SCHOOL: Maria Velazquez Maria has been a champion of her school both in the galleries of fine art and on the roads of the grueling Los Angeles Marathon, running with fellow students. A gifted artist, she was a member of the Art Club and participated in the school district's Festival of the Arts, sidewalk chalk-drawing demonstrations, the Imagination Celebration and the Courtyard Center Art Show.