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Tony Castro

The Machine Lives

Photo by Virginia Lee HunterCALL IT POLITICAL MACABRE. ARE RICHARD Alatorre and his Eastside political machine so cunning that even from the depths of what would appear to be their political grave they are orchestrating the race to succeed him in the 14th Council District campaign? Consider, first, that the......

Eastside Story

Over the course of 25 years in L.A. politics, Richard Alatorre's name has become synonymous with backroom political deals. So perhaps it is fitting that the early jockeying to succeed the controversial Eastside city councilman involved an awkward attempt at nothing short of a backroom deal. The candidate who arguably......
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