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Getting to Know Street Vendors Across the San Gabriel Valley
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Getting to Know Street Vendors Across the San Gabriel Valley

While millions of Americans continue to struggle with the prevailing effects of the pandemic, Latinos in Los Angeles County continue to embrace a spirit of resilience despite being disproportionately affected by COVID-19. In Covina, a family of four has resorted to selling tacos de canasta —translated as “basket tacos,” they area type of steamed taco…

Dear Young People, Help Stop the Spread
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Dear Young People, Help Stop the Spread

By Destiny Torres Scrolling through social media terrifies me. I see that the same people posting about the importance of wearing masks are also posting videos of themselves at parties on their private stories. Though in California over 1 million more people became infected with COVID-19 in the month of December, a lot of people…

A Salute to the USPS and its Employees
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A Salute to the USPS and its Employees

By May S. Ruiz Benjamin Franklin appointed the first postmaster general in 1775 but it wasn’t until the passage of the Postal Service Act in 1792 that the post office department was created. In 1970, it became what we now know as the United States Postal Service (USPS). For all the noble purposes its creation…

Local Historian Says The Derby Holds Part of Arcadia’s Soul
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Local Historian Says The Derby Holds Part of Arcadia’s Soul

There has been much publicity and confusion about a proposed mixed-use development in Arcadia that could quite literally move The Derby restaurant. We asked a local historian for his thoughts on the history and possible relocation of the famous landmark. While the initial plans do not call for demolition, some in the community are fearful…

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