LOS ANGELES (CBS) — For college graduate Leslie Osegueda the sky is the limit. At least it is now. She was always looking over her shoulder, wondering if her dream life in the United States would turn into a nightmare. “It’s one of those fears you face. When you go to a train station, when [...]
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KCET Departures asks, “What’s your or your family’s Los Angeles arrival story?” Today, we hear from Erick Huerta, East Los Angeles College journalism student and member of Dream Team Los Angeles: “I remember falling asleep inside my uncle’s car in Michoacán only to wake up in Boyle Heights hours later. Up until then, my mom, [...]
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has written to Gov. Jerry Brown asking him to suspend California's participation in the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program. In his letter, written this month, Villaraigosa said issues with the program “have been and remain significant.” Under Secure Communities, which began in 2008, fingerprints collected by state and local police are shared with [...]
Workers at a Santa Monica car wash have organized and won a labor contract with their employers, making it what’s believed to be the only unionized car wash in the country. The agreement is between some 30 car wash workers and the Sikder family, owners of Bonus Car Wash, at 2800 Lincoln Blvd. in Santa Monica, according to the contract The Times has received.
Reacting to a controversial immigrantion law signed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, two Los Angeles City Councilmembers introduced a resolution calling for a boycott of Arizona. … the City of Los Angeles shall refrain from conducting business with the state of Arizona including participating in any conventions or other business that requires city resources, unless [...]