Yearly Archives: 2010

Using Soccer to Bring People Together

Monday, December 13th, 2010

The world’s biggest sporting event continued its spread to new corners of the globe Thursday as Russia and Qatar were named as hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup soccer tournaments. . . . “We go to new lands,” Sepp Blatter, the president of FIFA, the sport’s world governing body, told Reuters. “Never has [...]

946 Verdugo Hills of Peace Pioneer Cemetary

Friday, December 10th, 2010

This four-acre cemetery, established in 1922, is located in Sunland-Tujunga. Established by Marshall Valentine Hartranft, who also founded the utopian community of Tujunga, the cemetery reflects the early history of its community and holds the remains of many early Tujunga residents. The site is located on hilly terrain, affording a panoramic view of the San [...]

Civil Rights Complaint Against High Speed Rail

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Civil rights advocates and a business coalition Wednesday demanded that the federal government investigate whether the California high-speed rail project has systematically excluded minority-owned companies from bullet train contracts. The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco and the Associated Professionals and Contractors, an alliance of minority businesses, lodged a formal complaint with the [...]

Unanimous 3-0 California Court of Appeal Mandates Schools to Shape Up

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Los Angeles, CA – In a ruling that may have lasting impact, the California Court of Appeal has ruled that public schools must provide physical education to comply with state law that requires at least 200 minutes every ten days, an average of 20 minutes per day in elementary school, not including lunch or recess. The amount rises to at least 40 minutes on average per day in middle and high school.

Finish the Promised Los Angeles State Historic Park

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Click on the image to learn more about the Los Angeles State Historic Park State Parks Department to Unveil $18 Million Plan for 32-Acre Attraction by Richard Guzmán Downtown News Friday, December 3, 2010 5:08 PM PST DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – California State Parks Superintendent Sean Woods could hardly contain his excitement last week as [...]

Instant Recess Dr. Toni Yancey New York Times

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

By JANE E. BRODY We all know by now that we should be getting 30 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous physical activity on most days. Yet for all the proselytizing, wheedling and cajoling, only about 5 percent of the population has bought into the program. “Being sedentary is the norm in America,” writes [...]

Keeping the Buffalo Soldiers on memory’s front lines

Monday, December 6th, 2010

They were the first black regiments of the U.S. Army. With each passing year, as their numbers dwindle, the veterans renew their commitment to ensuring their contribution to American military history is never forgotten. By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times November 28, 2010 They participated in cross-country cattle drives, escorted wagon trains and stagecoaches [...]

Civil rights history — in Orange County

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Gonzalo Mendez, Lorenzo Ramirez and other working parents led a battle that forced school districts in central Orange County to integrate. By Hector Tobar December 3, 2010 It bothered Sandra Robbie that she didn’t know. She’d grown up in 1970s Westminster, the daughter of a Mexican American family. [...]

LULAC Public Education Press Conference – Conferencia de Prensa

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Denis O’Leary: (805) 4071987  and Thomas Gonzalez (562) 397-8118 The Moscone Center 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Friday,  December 3, 2010 Time: 10:30 AM The League of United Latin American Citizens has declared there is a crisis in education and calls for immediate legislative reform to advance the majority Latino population in [...]

United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples 2014

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Bolivia’s Initiative Leads UN to Organize “World Conference on Indigenous Peoples” COMMIUNIQUE (New York, 11/17/10) Following an initiative by the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the United Nations General Assembly approved by consensus yesterday a draft resolution in which countries agreed to hold a “World Conference on Indigenous Peoples” in 2014. The Conference, which will take [...]