July 15, 1997 |
Santa Ana takes him seriously. On Friday, the mayor will issue a proclamation declaring it Rick Najera Day in the county's largest city. Happy to have his ego massaged, Najera still manages to make fun of the upcoming homage. "It basically means I can park anywhere I want," he jokes. "It's like diplomatic immunity." Which is not to say he doesn't take himself seriously ("I'm an egomaniac, but I admit it") or take an effusive pride in his achievements.
October 28, 1999 |
Los Angeles is widely regarded as the international hub of rock en espanol, or Spanish-language rock. The top bands record here. Many leading acts are managed by local agencies. And rock en espanol shows here--in such celebrated venues as the Greek Theatre, and in the more than 30 local nightclubs devoted to the genre--regularly sell out. Strange thing is that until last month Los Angeles had no commercial radio outlet for the music.
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July 31, 2002 |
Zarmina Khalili says she never considered herself white until she moved to the United States 15 years ago. Race was a nonissue in her native Afghanistan, she said. There, the basic distinctions were tribal, between Tajiks and Pashtuns. Khalili knew where she stood: She was a Tajik. In America, it wasn't so clear. The census forms that came in the mail asked Khalili, 42, a Canoga Park homemaker, to place herself in one of six racial categories. She picked "white."
May 9, 2004
Friday After Freedom Drama Vitagraph With: Mic Tomasi, Greg Satamian, Sophie Chahinian The idea: Cultural tug of war set in Glendale as a young Armenian American is torn between his tightknit community and finding his own way. Writer-director: Vahe Babaian * So?
October 20, 1991 |
Aida Mancillas was scared. She'd come to Dairy Mart Road, at the U.S. border, as part of a counter-protest against a campaign by conservative San Diegans angry at the rapid flow of illegal immigrants coming from Mexico. As she joined the line that night little more than a year ago, she held up a mirror and turned back the beams from hundreds of burning headlights toward the anonymous cars.