The Latino advocacy and outreach group, Alliance for a Better Community (ABC), partnered with the performing arts nonprofit, Grand Performances, to curate song and dance presentations that pay tribute to the county’s more than 4.8 million Latinos, which account for 48% of the total population. The event took place in October 13 at the California Plaza amphitheater in Downtown, Los Angeles, commencing a nonprofit’s debut Zócalo series. The event drew inspiration from the Zócalo in Mexico City, the main ceremonial center in the former Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan.
The news is almost too much to take in. Gloria Molina has finished her journey on this earth and the outpouring of love and prayers being sent her away is a mere testament to the impacts she had on her people, her community and life in Los Angeles. Her passing Sunday was announced by family members of Molina on her Facebook page. The post began with these words: “It is with heavy hearts that our family announces Gloria’s passing this evening. She passed away at her home in Mt. Washington, surrounded by our family.”
Millions of fans swarmed Buenos Aires today to celebrate Lionel Messi and the entire World Cup-winning team. So many showed up that the originally-planned bus parade was stopped and helicopters had to be sent in to transfer the heroic players to the central Obelisco monument to continue celebrations as planned.
Here is what you need to know about CALÓ NEWS right now: We are new. We are here to stay. And we are here to elevate all Latinos. The boat is big enough. We may make mistakes. But we will grow along the way. And we will count on our community to help us keep all of us informed, empowered and enlightened.