By Staff report | Press TelegramPUBLISHED: June 30, 2018 at 8:54 am | UPDATED: June 30, 2018 at 9:35 am Joining protesters across the United States, Southern Californians are expected to gather to urge the reuniting of families separated under the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Others will come together to support the administration’s approach. Here’s where Southern California area gatherings for the official Families Belong Together rallies are scheduled, according to protesters’ national website and local organizers: Burbank, at 10 a.m. outside Burbank City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave. Claremont, at noon, beginning at Claremont Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., with the protest taking place at the corner of Indian Hill and Foothill boulevards Irvine, 3 p.m. starting at Portola High School, 1200 Merit St. Participants will march to the James A. Musick Facility, a detention center. Laguna Beach, at 11 … [Read more...] about Here’s where immigration-policy protests are scheduled around Southern California today
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By Elizabeth Chou | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: June 29, 2018 at 5:16 pm | UPDATED: June 30, 2018 at 9:02 am Southern Californians and people across the nation, many spurred on by the plight of immigrant children held at detention facilities away from their parents, will gather at rallies large and small today to bolster a national call for reuniting families separated under the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. In addition to the main Families Belong Together rally in Washington D.C., other big marches are planned in Los Angeles and other major cities. Demonstrators are expected to join a rally starting at 11 a.m. outside Los Angeles City Hall, then march their way to the federal building. Smaller events throughout the region also are planned in Burbank, Long Beach, Pasadena and other cities. Sign up for The Localist, our daily email newsletter with handpicked stories relevant to where you live. Subscribe here. Protests will … [Read more...] about Thousands in Southern California to join rallies nationwide to urge swift reunification of immigrant children with their families
By Elizabeth Chou | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: June 28, 2018 at 6:36 pm | UPDATED: June 28, 2018 at 6:49 pm Thousands throughout Southern California are expected to join rallies large and small Saturday to support a national call for reuniting thousands of immigrant children with their parents after they were separated under what is known as the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The main Families Belong Together rally in Washington D.C. will be joined by other large protests in major cities, including Los Angeles, where an rally is planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside City Hall. Smaller events throughout the region also are planned in in Burbank, Long Beach, Pasadena and other cities. Sign up for The Localist, our daily email newsletter with handpicked stories relevant to where you live. Subscribe here. Protests will also be held outside the immigration detention center in Victorville and a U.S. immigration services office … [Read more...] about Where thousands in Southern California will rally Saturday for quick reunification of immigrant children with their families
By Roxana Kopetman | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 27, 2018 at 2:34 pm | UPDATED: June 27, 2018 at 2:34 pm Some of the children separated from their parents in recent weeks by federal immigration officials are being cared for in an Orange County shelter, awaiting reunification with their families as ordered by a federal judge late Tuesday night. Crittenton Services for Children and Families is taking care of 16 immigrant children, ages 8 to 17, who had traveled from Central America to the U.S. border, where they were separated from their parents. “Despite what the separated children have experienced… they are remarkably resilient and are doing well,” a Crittenton spokesperson wrote via email. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti last week said about 100 children are being held at shelters in the Los Angeles area. But details, such as specific locations and the exact number of children, have not been provided by federal officials. The release … [Read more...] about Immigrant children, including some held in Southern California, ordered returned to their parents
By Beau Yarbrough | [email protected] | Inland Valley Daily BulletinPUBLISHED: June 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm | UPDATED: June 19, 2018 at 6:27 pm In 2010, the Chaffey Joint Union High School District joined a wave of cities and school districts around the country when it spent $1.8 million to install synthetic turf fields at four of its high schools. The benefits over natural turf were a big selling point: more durable, less maintenance and, perhaps most appealing in drought-prone California, no watering required. The Burbank High football field. (Photo by David Crane, Daily News/SCNG) Rubber pellets are so thick in some areas of the soccer field at Norco College that brushing your hand across the artificial turf sends them into the air. Norco College is one of many fields to have Duraspine artificial turf fields installed. The manufacturer failed to put in an anti-ultraviolet light treatment, so many of these fields are discolored and, as they break down, the grass-like fibers turn … [Read more...] about Artificial turf fields are failing across Southern California, costing millions. Here’s why.