On February 14, members of an active social justice coalition showed up in numbers at the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting to demand “love” and “care” for the approximately 350 incarcerated youth in the detention camps and juvenile halls operated by the LA County Probation Department. The Los Angeles Youth Uprising (LAYUP) is a group of 16 or so social justice organizations working collaboratively to dismantle or reform the county’s juvenile justice system, which they classify as “racist” and would prefer that city leaders divert city resources toward holistic models of youth development.
The Anaheim Marketplace was established in 1990 with only 20 stores. Today, it is the largest indoor swap meet in Orange County, with about 200 stores and vendors. The marketplace was designed to immerse the shoppers and vendors in a shopping experience that made them feel like they were walking through Mexico. The Anaheim Marketplace is the heart of the community and is popular among Latinos, in part for an event called “Bodas Comunitarias” or “Community Weddings.” 20 couples will be selected. To sign up, couples simply had to visit the Anaheim Marketplace by February 5.