Tag: The Los Angeles Times

Protest photographer details front lines of SoCal movements

By Erik Galicia Los Angeles police officers — geared up with the riot equipment that came to characterize law enforcement over the past year — moved in formation through an Echo Park alleyway. An intense protest of hundreds faced off with police March 25 over the city’s intent to clear the park of homeless encampments.

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SPORTS COLUMN: NBA All-Star Game put profits over people

By Paul Quick The NBA All-Star Game is an annual gathering of the league’s best players. It typically comes during the mid-season break and, under normal circumstances, it is considered a high point of the season and a great honor to be selected to play in. During the age of COVID-19, however, nothing is normal.

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East Los Angeles rally honors Chicano Moratorium 50 years later

By Erik Galicia Shades of the Chicano Movement of old filled the streets of East Los Angeles on Aug. 29 for the 50th anniversary of a massive Vietnam War protest and the death of an influential journalist. Sabino Ramirez, 73, of Montebello, said he was present at that protest Aug. 29, 1970. “Back then Hispanics

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Views: Officials should close gun stores, unnecessary during quarantine

By Leo Cabral It is no surprise that America would consider gun shops essential businesses. Who loves guns more than good ol’ America? State and local governments have laid out recommended regulations during the shelter in place order levied in mid March and, quite frankly, firearms do not quite fit the level of necessity as

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Editorial: Health care workers at risk, everyone must do their part during health crisis

As COVID-19 cases spike in California, health care workers have taken to social media to respond to the public not taking the stay-at-home order seriously.  In an interview with ABC 7, Heidi Flores, a Southern California nurse, said it is only a matter of time before many nurses test positive for COVID-19. “I’ll continue as

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