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Asian Americans in the San Fernando Valley Join the Voices Against Hate Crimes

One of the ugly side effects from the health pandemic that overtook the country last year has been the torrent of hate crimes against Asian Americans, who are being scapegoated as those who “brought” or “created” the coronavirus outbreak to the United States. Unprovoked verbal and physical assaults upon Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans […]

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Valley Businesses Look to Rebound from Pandemic

Cesar Garcia’s timing for opening Hanzo Sushi restaurant in the City of San Fernando couldn’t have been worse. The restaurant opened its doors on Feb. 17, 2020, but was soon struggling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic that severely limited  service (such as banning inside dining) or led to the permanent closure of various restaurants throughout […]

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Will Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict Bring Change?

Editorial Now that the jury has handed down a verdict and Derek Chauvin is an ex-police officer behind bars — found guilty of all three charges for killing George Floyd — the question remains. “What change will this verdict and upcoming sentencing  bring? Will this verdict, and sentencing to come, pause police departments across the […]

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Mural of La Virgen de Guadalupe Destroyed at Van Nuys Church

Murals painted in Latino communities with the image of La Virgen de Guadalupe are so respected that it’s extremely rare to find them damaged. In fact, those creating murals of various themes consider including a rendering of “The Patroness of the Americas,” to protect their public artwork from graffiti.   Given that history, it’s been […]

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The Son of Immigrants, Sen. Alex Padilla’s First Bill Would Offer Citizenship to Essential Workers

United States Senator Alex Padilla (D-California) is a homegrown success story.  As the son of immigrant parents from Mexico, raised in Pacoima, a student at San Fernando High, Padilla is using his life experiences to fortify his first national bill. He has introduced potentially groundbreaking legislation  that would offer citizenship to essential workers.  It’s fitting […]