Sandra Hernandez

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  • 13 years ago
  • 16 years ago | Travel

    AP\Wide WorldFAVELA IS ONE OF ONLY EIGHT PORTUGUESE words in the Oxford English Dictionary, or so I am told by Marcelo, a tall Brazilian with sun-kissed hair. I am only half-listening to Marcelo's words as the black VW Golf he is driving makes the...

  • 16 years ago
  • 17 years ago | Politics

    Photo by Anne FishbeinIn September 1997, Attorney General Dan Lungren cheerfully stepped up to the dais at a posh Westside hotel to deliver a simple message: Latinos weren't anti-Republican, the party simply hadn't gotten its message out. Nearly a...

  • 17 years ago | Film and TV

    Sitting inside the cramped vinyl booth at the Brite Spot diner on Sunset Boulevard, Rafael Gonzalez laughs as he recalls when, as a kid, he would go to one of a handful of downtown L.A. movie theaters that presented Latino films. There were few ch...

  • 17 years ago | Politics

    If you believe the conventional wisdom, this is neither the time nor the place for troublemakers. L.A., goes the mantra, is not a very political town, and, besides, progressive activism has been in decline since the '60s. Dick Riordan is mayor, an...