The cleanup is the largest environmental clean-up in state history. California has already allocated more than $750 million in taxpayer funding for cleanup and remediation efforts, soil testing, and community outreach. But the state and the federal government need to do more.
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EDITORIAL: Police kill Black and Brown people at higher rates
People of color, who make up around 40% of the U.S. population, comprise more than 60% of all people killed by or who died in the custody of the police. By comparison, whites, who constitute more than 60% of the population, comprise less than 40% of all deaths over the 2014-2021 period, according to The Raza Database Project
EDITORIAL: Ban assault weapons
Gun violence may seem like an insurmountable problem. But there are ways to make guns less accessible and also to restrict access to assault weapons.
On Jan. 23, right after the Monterey Park shooting, Sens. Dianne Feinstein, (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) introduced two bills to ban assault weapons.
EDITORIAL: FBI fails to collect all the hate crimes data
While Los Angeles County is a model for data collection on hate crimes, there is no excuse for law enforcement across the state and the nation to fail to report the data to the FBI.
EDITORIAL: Let LA voters decide de León’s fate at City Hall
There is a democratic process and the voters who are disgusted with de León, or Breed, or any other politician can start a recall. We support the recall as it is part of the democratic process. Let the voters of the 14th District decide if they want de León to represent them.
EDITORIAL: Hate crimes on the rise in LA County
Hate crimes rose in Los Angeles County to the highest level in 20 years but many still go unreported.
EDITORIAL: Bass and Richardson make history
Karen Bass is the first woman and Black woman elected mayor of the city of Los Angeles. Rex Richardson is the first Black person elected mayor of Long Beach. Three U.S. cities with the largest numbers of Latino residents, New York, Los Angeles, Houston – all have Black Mayors. Besides Bass in LA, Eric Adams is mayor of New York and Sylvester Turner is mayor of Houston.
EDITORIAL: State, county and city proposition recommendations
The CALÓ News Editorial Board is making endorsements on the state propositions and county or city wide measures that will have the biggest impact on the Latino community in Los Angeles.
EDITORIAL: CALÓ NEWS endorses Karen Bass for LA mayor
Bass has addressed issues that Latinos care about, the rise in homelessness, the lack of affordable housing, immigration, abortion rights and more. She also committed to represent our community as mayor.
Rick Caruso speaks on how he will reach Latino voters
The CALÓ NEWS opinion editor reached out to both candidates running to be the next mayor of Los Angeles. Businessman Rick Caruso sent us a statement on why he wants to be the next mayor of Los Angeles.
KAREN BASS on how she will reach Latino voters
The CALÓ News opinion editor reached out to both candidates running to be the next mayor of Los Angeles. U.S. Rep. Karen Bass answered our questions on why she wants to be the next mayor of Los Angeles.
EDITORIAL: New Latino leaders needed on LA City Council now
If there is a lesson to be learned from the recent racist controversy that has rocked Los Angeles, it is that we need new Latino leadership on the City Council. Nury Martinez has resigned. Ron Herrera, the leader of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, who also was part of the racist conversation, resigned. City Council Members Gil Cedillo and Kevin de Leon, who were part of the racist dialogue, have refused to resign. We need Latino leaders who want to build up our community and also support the diverse and working people of Los Angeles. We need leaders who won’t condone or stay silent when bigoted and racist comments are made.