Today’s Headlines – Column: Sheriff’s Department under Villanueva Wasn’t Really Latino Friendly
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Villanueva took office in 2018 in an astonishing political upheaval from incumbent President Jim McDonnell by wooing Chicano yaktivists and Democratic politicians who wanted ICE out of LA County jails for good. There was hope among those supporters that Villanueva – a half Puerto Rican who speaks conversational Spanish – would usher in a nicer sheriff’s department, one with a long, bad history in the way he treated Latinos.
Let’s just say that the Sheriff’s Department of Villanueva hasn’t really been Latino-friendly, writes columnist Gustavo Arellano.
Must-see stories from the LA Times
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– A federal grand jury issued subpoenas to obtain information on cash and other payments to officials and cannabis consultants in connection with a criminal investigation into pot licenses in Baldwin Park and the neighboring towns, the Times learned.
– Annoyed by the dust pollution, the authorities around Mono Lake are asking Los Angeles to stop water diversions.
– Just four months ago, community activists celebrated an important decision in the Pomona Unified School District: The Board of Education funded the school police. But prompted in part by a recent shooting near a campus, the council reversed course and brought back the police.
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Eight dead, at least 25 injured in influx of crowds at Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, speaking at a press conference on Saturday, described “a tragedy on many different levels” and vowed that “this incident is fully investigated.”
Officials said at least one security guard fell unconscious and was treated with Narcan, which is used for opioid overdoses, after feeling a needle “prick” responding to the influx of drugs. crowd.
– For Travis Scott, a story of chaos at concerts, followed by a night of unspeakable tragedy.
Grandma and Disneyland: Parents who jumped on COVID photos for children yearn for a ‘normal life’
Young children are at a lower risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 than adults. Yet this made COVID-19 comparable to the eighth leading cause of death in children aged 5 to 11 during the one-year period ending October 2, with 66 deaths reported nationwide over the course of the year. of this period.
Last week, tens of millions of children across the country became eligible for the COVID vaccine, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the pediatric vaccine for children aged 5 to 11.
One parent said being able to finally get their 6 year old children immunized “brings a sense of peace and comfort and knowing that we have done our part to protect our families, loved ones and our community.”
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– LA restaurants in areas with low immunization rates are gearing up for success as the new mandate arrives.
– Federal appeals court temporarily suspended Biden administration decision on Saturday COVID-19 vaccine requirement for companies with 100 or more employees.
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Biden secures bipartisan victory with infrastructure vote
President Biden on Saturday marked a big step forward on the difficult path to implementing his broad economic agenda, welcoming the passage of bipartisan infrastructure legislation while urging his party to also adopt another measure to expand the social safety net and tackle climate change.
– After election in Virginia, GOP amplifies debate on race and education.
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OUR WEEKEND ESSENTIALS
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– Lopez: They say their ocean-aged wine is magical in a bottle. We put this claim to the test.
– LA Affairs: All the things I would have liked to tell you.
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– UC Hastings College of the Law, California’s first law school, will soon no longer bear the name of its founder, Serranus Clinton Hastings, whose legacy includes profiting from the killings and displacement of Native Americans in the north from California.
– A huge new Navy fuel ship was launched in San Diego Bay named after Harvey Milk, the assassinated civil rights leader whose activism fueled a social movement that decades later won the right for homosexuals to serve openly in the military.
– Thousands of enthusiastic professional and amateur athletes took to the streets on Sunday to compete in the 36th Los Angeles Marathon, which has been twice delayed this year due to the pandemic.
– The city of Los Angeles has launched a program to make sport more accessible to children.
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– The first big election day after a year of relentless attacks on voting rights and election officials went largely without a hitch. But election experts say even a smooth election cycle this year is unlikely to reduce the mistrust that has built up over the past year among a segment of the public.
– McManus: President Biden’s approval ratings are dropping. To recover, he must solve two big problems that the president has promised to solve in the first place: the pandemic and the economy.
– After having imprisoned his rivals, the Nicaraguan president is about to be reelected.
– An oil tanker exploded near the capital of Sierra Leone, killing at least 98 people and seriously injuring dozens after large crowds gathered to retrieve leaking fuel, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.
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– After ‘Rust’ Filming, Attention Turns To Georgian Producers After Crew Members And Documents Examined By The Times Paint A Picture Of A Troubled Ensemble Suffering From Social Tensions Before Filming .
– Beloved serial killer Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) is back to kill another day with the arrival of Showtime’s 10-episode miniseries, “Dexter: New Blood.”
– Knight: Obama’s portraits find good company in the Los Angeles museum exhibit that says black lives matter.
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– Hernández: An important decision looms for Canelo Álvarez after his latest triumph.
– Inglewood High players defend their 106-0 win over Morningside amid criticism.
– The Dodgers make qualifying offers to Corey Seager, Chris Taylor, but not Clayton Kershaw.
– Two Trojans quarterbacks are no better than one in USC’s scoreless loss to Arizona State.
– Russell Westbrook of the Lakers knows he needs to “play harder”.
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– Granderson: Of all the surprises that unfolded over the past week, watching Aaron Rodgers use the words of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. to try to justify his nonsense was the least expected.
– Abcarian: As an employer, Sean Penn’s emotional outburst was silly, but the NLRB’s response is dumber.
Every now and then Frank Cruz would walk into his spacious garage in Laguna Niguel and gaze at the boxes full of old and unused things from his days as a Chicano studies teacher, journalist and TV presenter, co-founder of the language network. Spanish Telemundo and a pioneering Latino-owned insurance company.
But there was one big blue box in particular that was still gnawing at him. Its label read: “Chicano Series”.
Inside were nine 16-millimeter reels of film from “Chicano I & II: The Mexican American Heritage Series,” the television show first broadcast on KNBC-TV in Los Angeles in July 1971. The series, hosted by Cruz when he was in his early 30s, has also performed on sister stations in Chicago, New York, Cleveland and Washington, DC
His contacts led him to a movie archivist at USC who digitized the film and created a website for them. For the first time since their airing and rerun in the early 1970s, nine of the 20 episodes of the Chicano series are now publicly available. available on the website for USC’s Hugh M. Hefner Motion Picture Archive.
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