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August 5, 1995
While Congress debates legislation that would deny legal immigrants federal assistance until they become citizens, communities in East Los Angeles are mobilizing to help 8,000 people speed through the naturalization process before the November, 1996, elections. By the end of August, the United Neighborhoods Organization plans to have organized meetings at its 10 Eastside member churches with residents who are interested in becoming citizens.
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August 18, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The local chapter of a national Latino civil rights group cannot operate under the organization's umbrella until it pays its dues, authorities said Friday. The Anaheim-based United Neighborhoods council, one of more than 600 across the United States, has only a few dues-paying members but a larger base of volunteers.
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May 10, 1991 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Recognizing that "we aren't going to stop gangs overnight," an East Los Angeles community organization Thursday evening launched a rally to curb gang violence with a procession of four coffins--stark symbols of the four youths who have been killed in the area since a "peace plan" was initiated 90 days ago.
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November 25, 1997 | DEBRA CANO and HOPE HAMASHIGE and LISA ADDISON
United Neighborhoods, a Latino activist group, celebrated its first anniversary with an awards ceremony last week at the Placentia American Legion Hall. Those honored included Gil and Susie Flores of the League of United Latin American Citizens, who were presented with leadership awards. The civic participation award was given to the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.
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November 20, 1989 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of angry Compton residents assailed their City Council on Sunday for courting business interests while ignoring a community proposal to build a low-cost housing development on public land.
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April 4, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Standing on the same stage for the first time since their lone debate last month, Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and state Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) answered a set of pointed questions about immigration, school reform, violence prevention and job creation at a crowded candidates forum in Lincoln Heights on Thursday night.
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July 10, 1989 | MYRNA OLIVER, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles city officials promised to investigate complaints about substandard housing from more than 400 angry Latino tenants Sunday, and in turn appealed to the tenants to report improper rent increases and unsafe conditions despite fears of landlord retaliation. Flanked by half a dozen city housing officials, Councilwoman Gloria Molina and Councilman Richard Alatorre also pledged to work with other council members to extend rent control to single-family houses.
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April 4, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Standing on the same stage for the first time since their lone debate last month, Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and state Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) answered a set of pointed questions about immigration, school reform, violence prevention and job creation at a crowded candidates forum in Lincoln Heights on Thursday night.
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July 25, 1988 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writer
The United Neighborhoods Organization, and its sister community-based groups in the San Gabriel Valley and South-Central Los Angeles, Sunday launched a voter-registration drive and set a multifaceted agenda to tackle such issues as crime, housing and child care. The immediate goal of the campaign, dubbed "Sign Up, Take Charge" by its leaders, is to register 60,000 voters in Los Angeles County for the Nov. 8 general election.
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September 15, 1988 | VICTOR MERINA, Times Staff Writer
Local activists and politicians representing Eastside neighborhoods called Wednesday for tighter curbs on hazardous waste producers and additional toxic waste inspectors to avoid a repetition of chemical spills that recently threatened their communities.
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October 12, 1997 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forged in anger, a small Latino activist group has grown since its founding early this year into a potent political force, gaining followers among the city's poorest and enemies among officialdom. The group, Vecinos Unidos, or United Neighborhoods, has since its opening salvo on the steps of Anaheim City Hall in March taken a keen sense of injustice, a penchant for allegations of police abuse and a confrontational style from the City Council chamber to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
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April 6, 1997 | MARY ROURKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a look at how the people of St. Matthias Catholic church in Huntington Park live their faith, check the basement. One recent Monday night, the downstairs room that doubles as an auditorium was filled with people from this mostly Mexican American parish of more than 5,000 families. As six City Council candidates entered the room, it was not instantly clear that this gathering was a type of prayer meeting. But most people in the audience understood.
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April 4, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Standing on the same stage for the first time since their lone debate last month, Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and state Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) answered a set of pointed questions about immigration, school reform, violence prevention and job creation at a crowded candidates forum in Lincoln Heights on Thursday night.
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April 4, 1997 | JODI WILGOREN and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Standing on the same stage for the first time since their lone debate last month, Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and state Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) answered a set of pointed questions about immigration, school reform, violence prevention and job creation at a crowded candidates forum in Lincoln Heights on Thursday night.
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July 15, 1996 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The leaders of UNO--the United Neighborhoods Organization--had their "guest" right where they wanted him recently, in front of a noisy crowd of 1,200 members demanding that he give the correct answer to their question. The issue put to Richard Rogers, the Immigration and Naturalization Service's top official in L.A., was this: Would he commit to eliminating a backlog of 230,000 applications for U.S. citizenship by September so the new citizens would be eligible to vote in November?
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August 5, 1995
While Congress debates legislation that would deny legal immigrants federal assistance until they become citizens, communities in East Los Angeles are mobilizing to help 8,000 people speed through the naturalization process before the November, 1996, elections. By the end of August, the United Neighborhoods Organization plans to have organized meetings at its 10 Eastside member churches with residents who are interested in becoming citizens.
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October 4, 1988 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writer
With chants of "Stay out of our churches," about two dozen Protestant and Catholic religious leaders from throughout Los Angeles County on Monday joined a protest against what they called the desecration of an Orange County Catholic church last week by immigration agents who entered in pursuit of two illegal aliens.
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October 31, 1991 | RICK HOLGUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal to build a hazardous waste treatment plant within 1,000 feet of a high school in Huntington Park was abandoned Wednesday after years of protest by parents, students and local legislators. An official of Chem-Clear Inc., a subsidiary of Union Pacific Corp., said Wednesday that the recession produced "uncertain market conditions in the hazardous waste treatment business and the plant would no longer be economically viable.
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July 19, 1993 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
And on the 18th day, Mayor Richard Riordan sat on the hot seat. Then he tried to show 2,500 volunteers from the city's four largest community organizations that Riordan, the mayor, will keep promises made by Riordan, the candidate. In a sweltering high school gymnasium on Los Angeles' Eastside, he signed papers Sunday that unfettered $2.5 million in city funds for Hope in Youth, a gang intervention program.
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October 31, 1991 | RICK HOLGUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal to build a hazardous waste treatment plant within 1,000 feet of a high school in Huntington Park was abandoned Wednesday after years of protest by parents, students and local legislators. An official of Chem-Clear Inc., a subsidiary of Union Pacific Corp., said Wednesday that the recession produced "uncertain market conditions in the hazardous waste treatment business and the plant would no longer be economically viable.
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