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Councilmember Opens New Playground

from Arroyo Seco Journal:

by Eddie Rivera

   First District Councilmember Gil Cedillo and the Department of Recreation and Parks dedicated a new playground at Montecito Heights Recreation Center this past Thursday at 6pm. The event also helped to kick off the 2016 Summer Night Lights program.

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Garcetti Unveils 2016 Summer Night Lights Program

by LA1 News

   Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti rolled out some heavy hitters yesterday for the 2016 kickoff to the Summer Night Lights (SNL) program at Highland Park Recreation Center. The Mayor was there with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and LAFD Chief Conrad Terrazas. Even 'Big Game' James Worthy was on hand to tout the program’s positive effects. "Let me just end with some statistics, Garcetti said toward the conclusion of his speech. "This year we hired 352 young people, aged 17 to 24, as members of the [SNL] Youth Squad. It is those people on the front line who are making the difference."

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Indigenous Mexican Migrants Reject Education Privatization Efforts Back Home

from IQ Multimedia:

by Bertha Rodríguez Santos

   A group of members of the Binational Front of Indigenous Organizations (FIOB) of California made a stand in Los Angeles on Saturday, in solidarity with a movement of teachers throughout Mexico. The FIOB, many of them Mexican educators, are mobilizing in opposition to so-called education reform in Mexico, which is perceived by FIOB as a measure imposed to privatize education. This could, the group fears, bring an end to independent thinking and the educational unions which are essential to anti-privatization efforts in Mexico and abroad. The lack of these groups would, according to FIOB, result in an end benefit for the proponents of privatization.


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