Elson Trinidad | KCET
Born and raised in Los Angeles (watching KCET since toddler-age), Elson Trinidad has been a KCET contributor since 2012, covering Asian/Pacific Islander communities and local environmental issues, and in 2014 wrote and curated KCET's 50th Anniversary
section. He is also an accomplished singer/musician, community activist, historian, and nonprofit professional.
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On December 16, 1997, the $1.3 billion Getty Center museum opened on the hills above Brentwood, establishing itself as a bold new addition to Los Angeles' art landscape.
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In December 1996, KCET steered onto the Information Superhighway with the launch of the KCET.org website.
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On February 1, 1996, KCET witnessed its second major transition of leadership as outgoing President and CEO William H. Kobin retired, and his successor, Al Jerome, took over.
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On January 16, 1995, PBS premiered "The Puzzle Place," a children's series co-produced by KCET, which featured a multi-racial cast of puppet characters that celebrated diversity and positive social interaction.
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On November 8, 1994, California voters passed Proposition 187, which prohibited illegal immigrants from using public social services in the state, touching off a legal battle over its constitutionality.
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In April 1994, The KCET Store of Knowledge opened its first location at the Glendale Galleria, the result of a revenue-generating joint venture for the station.