June 14, 1987 |
We need more of these multi-cultural/bilingual picture books! Not only do they help non-English-speaking children adapt to American life, the stories provide a rich learning experience for those who've never visited an Indian reservation or crossed a national border. This tale is a modern legend about Mexican-American twins, Connie and Diego, born to farmworkers in "the Land of Plenty."
April 8, 2012 |
When National Endowment for the Arts chief Rocco Landesman flew to L.A. in February, he visited Watts House Project, the nonprofit group that artist Edgar Arceneaux founded to remodel homes on the block across from the Watts Towers. Landesman walked away impressed. "You see just how aesthetically these houses have been transformed to create a whole different mood in the neighborhood -- a mood of joy and hope in what had been a very run-down and challenged neighborhood," he wrote on an NEA blog.
August 21, 1988
Barcelona air traffic controllers called off end-of-summer holiday strikes that threatened chaos for tourists and accepted a Spanish government offer that both sides hope will bring peace for several years. Union leader Juan Maria Garcia said he was scrapping a strike call after two-thirds of the controllers approved a pact negotiated between union leaders and the government that settled a dispute on back pay and bonus payments for heavier workloads.
May 23, 1999 |
Medications banned or highly restricted in the United States because of severe, and sometimes fatal, side effects are being smuggled in from Mexico and peddled out of back-room shops across Southern California. These potentially dangerous drugs, which multinational pharmaceutical companies market in Mexico, where regulations and enforcement are less stringent, have shown up consistently in more than 70 raids over the last year of markets, dress shops and swap meets catering to Latino immigrants.
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July 2, 1997
A 37-year-old woman died Tuesday when she drove through a red light on Magnolia Avenue and collided with a trash truck, police said. Maria Garcia of Fullerton was traveling west on Valencia Avenue at 2:30 p.m. when, for an unknown reason, she drove through a red light and was broadsided by the truck, said Sgt. Mike Burges. Garcia's car was pushed 90 feet and she died on impact, said Burges.
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April 25, 1991
A 13-year-old girl who police believed had been kidnaped was found and returned to her family unharmed, police said Wednesday. Maria Garcia was found in an Oceanside apartment Tuesday. She had been reported kidnaped Monday afternoon, Oceanside police said. The girl was with Jose Luis Gonzalez Ruiz, 25, also of Oceanside, said Bob Burke, a police spokesman. Gonzalez Ruiz was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment.