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Yearly Archives: 2011

Rio de Los Angeles State Park Stop Texas Industrial Development at Taylor Yard

Read the appeal by diverse allies to stop an industrial development that threatens the community vision for a 100 acre Rio de Los Angeles State Park at Taylor Yard. […]

Aerial View Save Rio de Los Angeles State Park Stop Texas Developer

Read the appeal by diverse allies to stop an industrial development that threatens the community vision for a 100 acre Rio de Los Angeles State Park at Taylor Yard. The pictures shows an aerial view of Taylor Yard. The 40 […]

Save Rio de Los Angeles State Park Stop Texas Industrial Development at Taylor Yard

The community celebrated the grand opening of the first 40 acre parcel of Rio de Los Angeles State Park on Earth Day 2007 to give children a place to play, after the Coalition for a State Park at Taylor Yard […]

Freeway through Hollenbeck Park in East L.A.

Hollenbeck Park is one of the few open green spaces in East Los Angeles. The park was once an idyllic place for recreation and community gathering. The construction of a freeway through the lake in the park destroyed its serenity. […]

North Broadway Bridge

The North Broadway bridge stands on the site where members of the Portola expedition originally forded the Los Angeles River. Built in 1910 and recently reinforced, it is one of twelve bridges across the Los Angeles River that have been […]

Ortega Adobe City of Ventura

The Ortega Adobe is thought to the be the site of the first commercial food operation in California. Parks provide important places to celebrate diverse culture, heritage and art. People of color and women have been vital to the creation […]

U.S. Cuts Peace Corps Due to Violence of U.S. Drug War in Guatemala and Central America NYT

“The increasing drug and organized-crime violence in Central America has led the Peace Corps to pull out of Honduras and stop sending new volunteers to Guatemala.” Read the rest of this story in the New York Times . . . […]

500th Anniversary “I am a voice crying in the wilderness. By what right do you keep these Indians in such a cruel and horrible servitude?” Grito de Montesinos

Fray Antonio de Montesinos landed with the first band of Dominican friars from Spain in Hispaniola. He was the first, in 1511, to denounce publicly in America the enslavement and oppression of the Indians as sinful and disgraceful, and to […]

Tom Hayden The Peace Movement and the End of the War in Iraq

“As the United States completes its withdrawal from Iraq, it is worth pausing to remember the determined peace activists who opposed the war from the start, including one who took up their cause and became president. “On Friday, some of them […]

Sycamore Canyon Pt. Mugu California State Park

“The state’s beaches, mountains and deserts offer more than just aesthetic beauty. They represent a vital economic engine that employs thousands of public workers, creates millions of private-sector jobs and generates billions of tax dollars. And now those outdoor resources […]