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.
Yearly Archives: 2011
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 acre parcel of Rio de Los Angeles State Park lies between San Fernando Road and [...]
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 stopped a commercial project there. Since that day the Los Angeles Unified School District has [...]
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. Hollenbeck Park remains popular for the disproportionately Latino residents of East L.A.
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 named to the National Register of Historic Places. Learn more about Monuments: Diversity, Democracy and Freedom.
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 and history of Ventura County, and this should be reflected with its cultural, historical and [...]
“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 . . . Read more about U.S. policies toward Guatemala here and here . . .
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 MontesinosWednesday, December 21st, 2011
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 call for reform. That sermon launched a Spanish debate about protecting the indigenous people, contributed to [...]
“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 will gather in Chicago at the Federal Plaza, where in October 2002 Barack Obama, then a [...]
“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 may help pull the state out of a financial bind. . . .” Read the [...]