March 7, 2004 |
Los ANGELES had never seen an event like this before, an awards show honoring the colorful, raunchy, outrageous array of performers arising from the region's blue-collar Latino neighborhoods. This was the Grammys for the immigrant underground, artists who had built grass-roots followings in barrio nightclubs with swaggering, foul-mouthed songs about drug smugglers, fugitives, coyotes and killers, often spiced with sex and social defiance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1995
Huntington Park officials may soon unveil a new weapon in the battle against leaflet litter. For nearly a decade, city officials have tried to put an end to the distribution of pamphlets along Pacific Boulevard, Huntington Park's main commercial strip. Too often, they say, the leaflets end up on the sidewalk. But the 1st Amendment has hindered them every time they have tried to crack down on advertisers who print the handbills. But City Atty. Steven Skolnik has a plan.
November 19, 1987
The City Council has authorized the city administration and the Chamber of Commerce to arrange for free bus service for Christmas shoppers patronizing businesses on Pacific Boulevard in Huntington Park. City and chamber officials met with Diversified Paratransit Inc. to discuss bus service on the boulevard during the four weeks preceding Christmas. "We're probably talking about a weekend situation--Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays," City Administrator Donald Jeffers said.
September 17, 2000
SEPTEMBER Today: Brazilian Street Carnival and Independence Day Celebration, Long Beach Promenade. Today: Thai Cultural Day, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles. Today: Revolutionary Weekend, Reagan Library, Simi Valley. Today-Oct. 1: Los Angeles County Fair, Fairplex, Pomona. 23: Book & Author Festival, De la Guerra Plaza, Anacapa Street and De le Guerra Street, Santa Barbara. 23-24, 30; Oct. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29: Camp Spooky, Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park. 29-Oct.
April 28, 1985
Ground breaking ceremonies were held this week for the new Lugo Plaza shopping center, a $2-plus-million retail and officefacility on a 1.32-acre site at the southwest corner of Slauson Avenue and Pacific Boulevard in Huntington Park.
December 25, 1994 |
Botanica owner Carmen Mujica doesn't believe the warnings about rattlesnake capsules, even if county officials say they caused three deaths in recent months. "I've taken rattlesnake capsules my entire life and I'm strong and healthy," said Mujica, who last week heard on a Spanish-language radio station the warnings that the capsules can cause illness and death. "What else are poor people going to cure themselves with?"