Tag Archives: county Supervisor Hilda Solis

Columbus statue removed from Grand Park

LOS ANGELES — A statue of explorer Christopher Columbus that has stood for 45 years in downtown’s Grand Park was ceremoniously removed Nov. 10. “The statue of Christopher Columbus rewrites a stained chapter of history that romanticizes expansions of European empires and exploitations of natural resources and of human beings,” said County Supervisor Hilda Solis,…

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Market for street vendors opens near transit station

LOS ANGELES — A community market opened March 30 outside the portal to the Westlake-MacArthur Red-Purple Line Station where street vendors can sell their goods. The market, a one-year pilot program and the first to be located at a Metropolitan Transportation Authority station, was created in partnership with the city, county and neighborhood organizations. “This…

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