Adolfo Guzman-Lopez predicts a Los Angeles where Spanish is as accepted as hearing French in Quebec. Dual immersion education, in which a English is taught alongside another language, is changing things, he says.
I witnessed the ways in which hundreds of thousands of the people we work with, stand in line behind, watch Lakers games next to, and sit in traffic with in Southern California carry the genocide of their ancestors.
Jesse Linares re-shaped the way the Spanish language news covers the region's significant Central American population. And did it with a passion to get the story first, get it right, and hold to account those with powerful and influence.
In L.A., adult education could also be called immigrant integration. That's what I found out on Tuesday covering one of the largest non-teacher protests I'd seen outside L.A. Unified School District headquarters.
Meet Vanessa Libertad Garcia. She makes films, writes poetry and short stories. Recently she's been mining the sordid and beautiful fast life she shared with other 20-somethings right around the time of Barack Obama's election.
In 2002, the city of Los Angeles placed a moratorium banning murals on private property. As a result of the ban, murals became illegal in Los Angeles. Many up and coming artists were forced to take down their murals, or have their artwork painted over.
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