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August 13, 1989 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
They emerged from nowhere three years ago, 100 mothers with two things in common: a white scarf tied around their heads and a deep-seated concern for the health and safety of their East Los Angeles neighborhoods. Galvanized by Father John Moretta of Resurrection Church to battle construction of a proposed $100-million state prison in East Los Angeles, the group of Latinas helped stall the project and have gone on to tackle issues ranging from environmental pollution to overcrowded classrooms.
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October 7, 1999
With mariachi trumpets blaring, the Mothers of East Los Angeles celebrated the opening of their new nonprofit meat market Wednesday, heralding it as a novel approach to raising money for scholarships. Proceeds from La Nueva Luna Meat Market will be used to fund parochial school and college scholarships for local children. Eventually, its directors hope to raise $20,000 a year through the store.
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December 23, 1991 | CONNIE KOENENN
"My concern is the air," says Juana Beatriz Gutierrez. In East Los Angeles, where she lives, "there is more and more pollution, especially in September and October. Your eyes ache and you have, like a cold, only it's not a cold," she says. Gutierrez, 59 and the mother of nine, has just won a battle to protect the air in her neighborhood--already polluted by traffic from five freeways, body shops, food-processing plants and factories.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1999 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the Eastside, they are revered simply as "the Mothers." The phrase recalls the image of hundreds of women with white scarves tied over their hair, marching through the streets of Boyle Heights in the 1980s to protest the construction of a state prison near their neighborhood. The Mothers of East Los Angeles finally won that six-year battle against the state when the prison plan was killed in 1992. And in doing so they became legendary.
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June 25, 1995 | ERIN J. AUBRY
For the second year, the Mothers of East L.A. have planted what they hope are seeds of long-term community growth by awarding scholarships to nearly 40 students who share that vision. In a ceremony last week co-hosted by City Atty. James Hahn, the nonprofit group doled out scholarships that ranged from $300 to $1,000 to high school and college students who demonstrated financial need and, more importantly, a goal of enriching East L.A. and other Latino communities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1999 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the Eastside, they are revered simply as "the Mothers." The phrase recalls the image of hundreds of women with white scarves tied over their hair, marching through the streets of Boyle Heights in the 1980s to protest the construction of a state prison near their neighborhood. The Mothers of East Los Angeles finally won that six-year battle against the state when the prison plan was killed in 1992. And in doing so they became legendary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1992
What is Vlade Divac doing this summer? What is Elden Campbell doing? I think Laker fans have a right to know what two talented but unmotivated players are doing to improve their game. Except for a burst of energy in the last weeks, Campbell handles himself as if he were a spectator at the Forum. Vlade's play is so uneven that the quotes most often heard by the departed Mike Dunleavy were, "When Vlade plays well, we win." Well, he hasn't played well, while the rest of the team played heroically.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1992 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Sept. 16, 1810, a parish priest in the tiny Mexican village of Dolores rang the bells of his church, signaling to the Indians to fight for independence from Spanish rule. This morning, Monsignor John Moretta will ring the bells of Resurrection Church in East Los Angeles to commemorate that historic date--Mexican Independence Day--and to proclaim victory for parishioners who led a years-long battle against construction of a proposed $100-million prison in their community. Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1995
It could be that mothers really do know best in East Los Angeles. First come scholarships for needy students devoted to Latino communities. Eventually, there will come the doctors, the scientists, the movers and the shakers. That's the vision of a nonprofit group called Mothers of East L.A. Last week, the organization presented scholarships ranging from $300 to $1,000 to 39 high school and college students. A special ceremony marked the second year the 300-member group has given financial aid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1999
With mariachi trumpets blaring, the Mothers of East Los Angeles celebrated the opening of their new nonprofit meat market Wednesday, heralding it as a novel approach to raising money for scholarships. Proceeds from La Nueva Luna Meat Market will be used to fund parochial school and college scholarships for local children. Eventually, its directors hope to raise $20,000 a year through the store.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1995 | MARILYN MARTINEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The story of how the Mothers of East Los Angeles Santa Isabel almost single-handedly shut down plans to build a prison in their neighborhood, then went on to fight the construction of a hazardous-waste incinerator in nearby Vernon, is old news to Juana Beatriz Gutierrez. It has been recorded by the British Broadcasting Corp. and in the pages of La Opinion. Even L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1995
It could be that mothers really do know best in East Los Angeles. First come scholarships for needy students devoted to Latino communities. Eventually, there will come the doctors, the scientists, the movers and the shakers. That's the vision of a nonprofit group called Mothers of East L.A. Last week, the organization presented scholarships ranging from $300 to $1,000 to 39 high school and college students. A special ceremony marked the second year the 300-member group has given financial aid.
NEWS
June 25, 1995 | ERIN J. AUBRY
For the second year, the Mothers of East L.A. have planted what they hope are seeds of long-term community growth by awarding scholarships to nearly 40 students who share that vision. In a ceremony last week co-hosted by City Atty. James Hahn, the nonprofit group doled out scholarships that ranged from $300 to $1,000 to high school and college students who demonstrated financial need and, more importantly, a goal of enriching East L.A. and other Latino communities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1992 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Sept. 16, 1810, a parish priest in the tiny Mexican village of Dolores rang the bells of his church, signaling to the Indians to fight for independence from Spanish rule. This morning, Monsignor John Moretta will ring the bells of Resurrection Church in East Los Angeles to commemorate that historic date--Mexican Independence Day--and to proclaim victory for parishioners who led a years-long battle against construction of a proposed $100-million prison in their community. Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1992
What is Vlade Divac doing this summer? What is Elden Campbell doing? I think Laker fans have a right to know what two talented but unmotivated players are doing to improve their game. Except for a burst of energy in the last weeks, Campbell handles himself as if he were a spectator at the Forum. Vlade's play is so uneven that the quotes most often heard by the departed Mike Dunleavy were, "When Vlade plays well, we win." Well, he hasn't played well, while the rest of the team played heroically.
NEWS
December 23, 1991 | CONNIE KOENENN
"My concern is the air," says Juana Beatriz Gutierrez. In East Los Angeles, where she lives, "there is more and more pollution, especially in September and October. Your eyes ache and you have, like a cold, only it's not a cold," she says. Gutierrez, 59 and the mother of nine, has just won a battle to protect the air in her neighborhood--already polluted by traffic from five freeways, body shops, food-processing plants and factories.
NEWS
June 8, 1991 | HECTOR TOBAR and DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For the Mothers of East Los Angeles, Friday was a day to celebrate an apparent victory in a six-year battle to keep a proposed state prison out of their community. In Sacramento, a legislative conference committee working on the state budget voted late Thursday to stop the construction of a 1,450-bed state prison in the southeast corner of downtown Los Angeles. The controversial project was opposed by the Mothers of East Los Angeles and other groups of Latino activists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1990 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of Eastside and South-Central Los Angeles community groups opposed to a planned hazardous waste incinerator in Vernon sued the federal Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, escalating a four-year campaign to halt the controversial project.
NEWS
June 8, 1991 | HECTOR TOBAR and DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For the Mothers of East Los Angeles, Friday was a day to celebrate an apparent victory in a six-year battle to keep a proposed state prison out of their community. In Sacramento, a legislative conference committee working on the state budget voted late Thursday to stop the construction of a 1,450-bed state prison in the southeast corner of downtown Los Angeles. The controversial project was opposed by the Mothers of East Los Angeles and other groups of Latino activists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1990 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of Eastside and South-Central Los Angeles community groups opposed to a planned hazardous waste incinerator in Vernon sued the federal Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, escalating a four-year campaign to halt the controversial project.
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