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February 14, 2002
Tim Willert GLENDALE CITY HALL -- A Glendale man who served on the Citizens' Memorial Advisory Committee accused Mayor Gus Gomez and Councilman Frank Quintero of undermining his plans to organize an event honoring late civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. Richard Guerrero, accompanied by a group of vocal student followers, voiced his concerns during Tuesday's City Council meeting. "After seeing that I was committed to this cause, they decided to take away the event from me to make themselves look good in the eyes of the community," Guerrero said, referring to Gomez and Quintero.
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By Bill Kisliuk | March 26, 2011
Juan Gonzales works for the city of Glendale now, but when he was a child he and his family followed the harvest in California, picking lemons, oranges, peaches, grapes, plums and cucumbers. “I remember when I was a young boy the movement going through the fields,” Gonzales said Saturday, recalling when advocates for the United Farm Workers of America walked among the crops to convince laborers to stand up against harsh work conditions. Gonzales spoke as he took in Glendale's 10th annual celebration of Cesar Chavez, the founder of the UFW whose efforts led to improved conditions for field hands who faced low wages, dangerous conditions and the threat of violence if they organized.
NEWS
March 26, 2003
The late civil rights leader Cesar Chavez will be honored Thursday at a city commemoration ceremony. City officials will formally name the entrance to the Pacific Park Community Center and Branch Library as "La Plaza de la Cesar Chavez" with the unveiling of a speical plaque. "The name of this plaza will permanently honor Chavez' commitment to improve the lives of all people," city spokeswoman Zizette Ayad said. The event is at 3:30 p.m. at Edison Elementary School's new Pacific Park ball diamond.
NEWS
February 20, 2003
RENTAL HOUSING COMMITTEE WHAT HAPPENED In a joint meeting of the Glendale City Council, Housing Authority and the Redevelopment Agency, the council members voted to form a Rental Housing Issues Working Committee. WHAT IT MEANS The committee will work through some key issues in rental housing identified by city staff, including habitability, rent, evictions, supply and demand, and fair housing. The committee will include rental housing property owners, tenants and other concerned Glendale residents.
NEWS
March 11, 2008
Church to host preparedness fair The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be hosting a Community Emergency Preparedness Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 4550 Raymond Ave., La Crescenta. For more information, call Bryn at (818) 790-0453 or Ed Lew at (818) 279-3562. ? City set to honor Cesar Chavez The city of Glendale will host its annual Cesar Chavez commemorative event from noon to 2 p.m. March 29 at Pacific Community Gymnasium, 501 S. Pacific Ave. For more information, call (818)
NEWS
April 1, 2005
Robert Chacon Hundreds of people from Glendale's Mexican-American community showed up at Pacific Edison Park Thursday to celebrate one of their culture's most revered leaders. Cesar Chavez, the late civil rights and labor leader who founded the United Farm Workers movement, would have turned 78 Thursday. The event was marked with music, food, dance and arts and crafts. Children made pinatas, and a line of people waiting to serve themselves from a buffet of Mexican food stretched nearly out the door of the park's gymnasium, while Mariachi Aztlan played "De Colores," one of the anthems sung by farm workers during the labor movement begun in the 1960s.
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By Jason Wells | March 31, 2008
In an urban center like Glendale, Sara Mendez said it?s easy to forget about the struggles migrant workers face working the rural agricultural fields ? especially for her 13-year-old daughter, Christina, who would spend all day at the mall given the chance. But on Saturday, under gray skies, Mendez ?dragged? Christina to the city?s eighth annual Cesar Chavez commemoration at the Pacific Edison Community Center ? an effort that by 12:30 p.m. had produced a more amiable response.
NEWS
March 31, 2004
Alleged check, credit card burglar arraigned PASADENA -- An alleged burglar who had been prowling La Canada Flintridge has been arraigned on numerous counts of stealing financial information. Ricky Isaacs, 43, of Pasadena, was arraigned Thursday in Pasadena Superior Court on 25 counts of burglary, possessing stolen credit cards, processing unauthorized checks and petty theft. Isaacs was allegedly entering unlocked vehicles and taking checks and credit cards, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Detective Pat Murphy said.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | March 13, 2014
In preparation for the 13 t h annual Cesar Chavez Day celebration in Glendale, Pacific Park Library is hosting weekly events to teach children about Chavez's life. As the children learn lessons about the civil rights activist and farm worker who rallied union laborers for better working conditions, they are also creating crafts that will be on display at the community event on March 29 at the Pacific Park Community Center. On Thursday, the children made paper baskets.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 1, 2013
For South Pasadena attorney Ruben Duran, images of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez bring to mind his father. Much like Chavez, Duran's father worked in manual labor and taught him the value of hard work. Duran pushed through years of schooling to become a partner at Burke, Williams and Sorensen, a law firm where he counsels agencies statewide. PHOTOS: Glendale's Cesar Chavez celebration at Pacific Community Center “He worked that hard so I didn't have to,” Duran told an audience at Glendale's 12th annual Cesar Chavez celebration on Saturday at Pacific Community Center, where hundreds of residents gathered to commemorate Chavez's life.
NEWS
March 30, 2012
It's Cesar Chavez Day tomorrow, and that means free carne asada and chicken tacos, flamenco dancers and plenty of live entertainment at Pacific Community Center. The city of Glendale will be hosting its 11th annual celebration, including live performances from Marachi Fiesta de Jalisco, Alex La Torre and Ballet Folklorico Mexico Azteca, along with a guest appearance by Palmira Perez, a news anchor on KWHY Channel 22. The free grub will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. only, or until supplies run out, according to the city.
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By Bill Kisliuk | March 26, 2011
Juan Gonzales works for the city of Glendale now, but when he was a child he and his family followed the harvest in California, picking lemons, oranges, peaches, grapes, plums and cucumbers. “I remember when I was a young boy the movement going through the fields,” Gonzales said Saturday, recalling when advocates for the United Farm Workers of America walked among the crops to convince laborers to stand up against harsh work conditions. Gonzales spoke as he took in Glendale's 10th annual celebration of Cesar Chavez, the founder of the UFW whose efforts led to improved conditions for field hands who faced low wages, dangerous conditions and the threat of violence if they organized.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | March 31, 2008
In an urban center like Glendale, Sara Mendez said it?s easy to forget about the struggles migrant workers face working the rural agricultural fields ? especially for her 13-year-old daughter, Christina, who would spend all day at the mall given the chance. But on Saturday, under gray skies, Mendez ?dragged? Christina to the city?s eighth annual Cesar Chavez commemoration at the Pacific Edison Community Center ? an effort that by 12:30 p.m. had produced a more amiable response.
NEWS
March 25, 2008
Glendale to honor Chavez at event The life and memory of Cesar Chavez ? who championed workplace improvements for farm laborers ? will be celebrated at a city-hosted event Saturday at the Pacific Community Gymnasium. Chavez?s granddaughter and district director for state Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero, Christina Chavez-Gonzales, is scheduled to be the event?s keynote speaker. Before her work in the Senate, she served as the political director for the United Farm Workers Union ?
NEWS
March 11, 2008
Church to host preparedness fair The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be hosting a Community Emergency Preparedness Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 4550 Raymond Ave., La Crescenta. For more information, call Bryn at (818) 790-0453 or Ed Lew at (818) 279-3562. ? City set to honor Cesar Chavez The city of Glendale will host its annual Cesar Chavez commemorative event from noon to 2 p.m. March 29 at Pacific Community Gymnasium, 501 S. Pacific Ave. For more information, call (818)
NEWS
By Vince Lovato | March 28, 2006
GLENDALE ? Edison Elementary School students played recorders and sang the chorus of a popular farmworker movement song in Spanish ? "peace, we want peace, and liberty, for the world" ? during the fourth annual city of Glendale Cesar Chavez Commemorative Event before a crowd of more than 400 on Monday. Leoni Hernandez, 10, who was one of the 20 students in Kim Labinger's fourth-grade class last year and attends fifth grade at Edison, was one of the musicians who learned about Chavez, who died in 1993.
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