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Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Ellen Ochoa

As the first Hispanic woman in the world to fly into space, her influence can be felt far beyond the galaxies.


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Who is Olive Percival?

Who is Olive Percival?

Who is Olive Percival? An author? A gardener? A toy maker? An advocate for suffrage, animals and trees? An insurance clerk? She's all of these and more.
Angelina Sáenz Voted 'Person of the Year' by Patch Readers

Angelina Sáenz Voted 'Person of the Year' by Patch Readers

Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch readers voted Angelina Saenz, a teacher in Aldama Elemntary's dual immersion program, as "Person of the Year."
Video: Flashmob Performs Lil Wanye's 'How to Love' on L.A.'s Subway

Video: Flashmob Performs Lil Wanye's 'How to Love' on L.A.'s Subway

Departures staff member, Kelly Simpson, describes her first singing flashmob on the Metro Red Line.
21st Century Girl - Girl Scouts at 100

21st Century Girl - Girl Scouts at 100

The Girl Scouts celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2012 with goals to attract more Latina members.
In Times of War

In Times of War

After graduating from high school, two youths interned at Heart Mountain concentration camp, went separate directions, one going went into the U.S. Army, the other went to prison. ...
About Takashi Hoshizaki

About Takashi Hoshizaki

Takashi Hoshizaki and his family were interned at Heart Mountain concentration camp after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. There he was drafted for the U.S. Army, he refused was impris ...
Stanley Hayami's Diary

Stanley Hayami's Diary

Text excerpts, photos, and an audio narrative of Stanley Hayami's diary recorded during his time as a youth in the Heart Mountain internment camp in 1944.
Takashi Hoshizaki's Diary

Takashi Hoshizaki's Diary

Text excerpts, photos, and an audio narrative of Takashi Hoshizaki's diary recorded during his time as a youth in the Heart Mountain internment camp in 1944.
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