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CA . ASSOC. OF AMERICAN MOTHERS, INC. HONOR LOCAL MOTHERS (tags)

Honorees include: Robina Suwol, Renee Evans Starr, Stephanie Lynn McKnight,and Janice Rutherford-Lim

Isabel Avila's "Parallel Worlds" at the Vincent Price Art Museum (tags)

In her first solo exhibit, photographer (and contributor to LA IndyMedia) Isabel Avila explores the dual identities of Native American and Mexican American cultures, emphasizing people active in their communities. Avila's photographs, taken over the last few years, are complimented by video discussions, many featuring her photo subjects but also additional people, including Gloria Arellanes, one of the early Brown Berets and member of the Tongva community. (Excerpts of these dialogs can be found further down in this article.) The free exhibit is currently at the Vincent Price Museum through December 8. It will then then relocate to Rancho Cucamonga's Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art and run from January 22 – March 16, 2013. (Location details within the article.)

Rights of Bicyclists on U.S. Interstates in California and Beyond (tags)

Bicycles have the same rights to public roadways as do motor vehicles, and bicycles should be allowed anywhere on the U.S. interstate system if they so choose. Preventing bicyclists from using the interstate system safely and at their own discretion by issuing outrageous tickets ($200.00) violates the U.S. Constitution right to unrestricted travel.

Riverside Celebrates May Day, Police Violence Mars Protest (tags)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
RIVERSIDE (CA) - Several hundred people participated in a series of actions marking International Worker's Day in Southern California's Inland Empire. The day featured an Occupy bank protest, an immigrant rights march and rally, and a food and clothing giveaway hosted by an autonomous grouping. The day of community empowerment was temporarily disrupted, however, when police violently targeted students and arrested them.

LET THE PEOPLE VOTE !! (tags)

Minority leader Senator BOB DUTTON and the rest of his fellow Republicans are holding the budget hostage once again!

Corruption in the Courts, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, California (tags)

In 2010 the United Nations Human Rights Council Report summed up the situation as "corruption of the courts and the legal profession, and discrimination by law enforcement in California".

Tercera anual conmemoración de la vida y lucha de Fernando Pedraza (tags)

Miércoles, 5 de Mayo 2010

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California - Por el tercer año consecutivo, la comunidad de jornaleros de esta ciudad suburbana conmemoró a su dirigente caído, don José Fernando Pedraza con oradores, música, reconocimientos, y comida.

March and Rally to DHS Secretary Napolitano's Speech at Pomona College Graduation (tags)

Together with the Coalition of Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, and the Latina/o Roundtable of Pomona and San Gabriel Valley, we are organizing a march and rally on Sunday, May 16th to denounce the harsh immigration enforcement policies of the Department of Homeland Security during DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano's speech at the Pomona College graduation ceremony. We will begin the march at the Claremont Greyhound Station, the site of numerous Border Patrol raids in the last year, and end with a rally at a park near the graduation site.

Checkpoints this weeked / Retenes este fin de semana (25-27/feb/2010) (tags)

Por fin la cuestión de los retenes ha salido a la luz, debido a una investigación llevado a cabo en la Universidad de California y publicado a través del New York Times y PBS, entre otros.
At last, the issue of the checkpoints has come to light, thanks to an investigation done at UC Berkeley and published in the New York Times and PBS, among others.

Dow Chemical polluting Rancho Cucamonga (tags)

An advertisement published in today's (September 21, 2009) Inland Valley Daily Bulletin warns:

Checkpoints Labor Day Weekend / Retenes del fin de Semana del Día del Trabajador (Sep 3-6) (tags)

This is not a comprehensive list! It is limited to California only. And it does not include the checkpoints that are not announced in the media. That's why it's important that you let us know when you see one!

¡Esta no es una lista exhaustiva! Se limita a California únicamente. Y no incluye los retenes que no se anuncian por los madios de comunicación. ¡Es por eso que es tan importante que nos avises en cuanto veas uno!

Border Patrol hits day labor corner in Rancho Cucamonga Cae la migra en Rancho Cucamonga (tags)

Se llevaron a un jornalero de la esquina y a otros cinco o seis en una casa cercana. They kidnapped one day laborer from the corner and five or six others from a nearby house.

Rancho Cucamonga has poisonous, cancer-causing air (tags)

A local steel company is polluting the air.

Memorial en honor a don Fernando Pedraza, jornalero y líder (tags)

Martes, el 5 de mayo 2009 RANCHO CUCAMONGA -- Dos años después de su muerte trágica, la comunidad de Rancho Cucamonga se reunió para rendirle homenaje al jornalero y luchador social caído Fernando Pedraza, un mártir por la causa de los derechos de los trabajadores indocumentados. Voluntarios armaron un altar, oradores hablaron, y participantes cantaron, comieron, y bailaron en celebración de la vida y lucha de este importante hombre inspirador.

May Day 2009, Riverside (tags)

Here are some pictures I took at yesterday's May Day march and rally. Enjoy! (set 2 of 2)

May Day 2009, Riverside (tags)

Here are some pictures I took at yesterday's May Day march and rally. Enjoy! (set 1 of 2)

Atheist speaks at Montclair church (tags)

Atheist speaks at Montclair church: Addresses censorship and church-state separation violation in Rancho Cucamonga February 22, 2009 MONTCLAIR, California -- Dan Barker, influential atheist and co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, addressed a full house today at the Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Montclair, a quiet community on the western end of San Bernardino County known more for its shopping mall than as a bastion of religious tolerance and freethought. One topic on the minds of many in the audience was the recent controversy surrounding a FFRF-sponsored billboard reading "Imagine No Religion" in the nearby city of Rancho Cucamonga. Despite the foundation's contract with the billboard company to display the message for a month, the sign was censored after a mere five days. Legal action against the city is pending.

No on 8 in Upland (tags)

October 29, 2008 UPLAND - This crop of activists were a little older than the bunch demonstrating in Rancho Cucamonga last Saturday, but not much. At times numbering more than 25 people, activists braved homophobic comments and a generally conservative climate to spread awareness of the harm prop 8 would bring to our communities.

Ex-Sheriff Michael Carona's Corruption Trail started today (tags)

Rancho Cucamonga Youth Demonstrate Against Proposition 8 (tags)

October 25, 2008 RANCHO CUCAMONGA - Student leaders of local high school Gay-Straight Alliances banded together this Saturday to demand equality for LGBT people and spread awareness about the insidious proposition 8. They were joined by teachers, community members, and families. Prop eight, if passed, would eliminate the legal right for same-sex couples to marry. Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court decided that the right to marry was guaranteed by the state constitution, and could not be superseded by initiative.

Day Laborer Remebered, 1 year after Killed in Rancho Cucamonga during Minutemen Protest (tags)

Approximately 200 gathered today in honor of Jose Fernando Pedraza, a Jornalero (day laborer), leader, and friend, who died while defending his right to be a worker in Rancho Cucamonga. March to city hall demanding Pedraza's dying wish, which was a day labor center.

Five years too many: Vigil in Rancho Cucamonga (tags)

Protestors gathered in Rancho Cucamonga to commemorate 5 years of bloodshed and demand an end

Confirmed---6 Day Laborers Kidnapped (tags)

Press Conference Re: 6 Day Laborers Kidnapped and Death of a Worker Leader

Day Laborer, Companero, Friend to many--Killed Sat. during MinuteKLAN's 5 de mayo protest (tags)

Don Jose Fernando, 57 years old, elder to many and regarded as the "moral leader" of the Rancho Cucamonga Day Labor site on Arrow Hwy and Grove St., was killed by car during MinuteKLAN's 5 de mayo protest. The harrasing presence & distraction of the RACISTS held responsible -and- the DAY LABOR SITE that Don Jose fought for is DEMANDED even with even greater force!!!

Local Soldier, Lawrance J. Carter, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Lawrance J. Carter was killed Dec. 29 when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in the northwestern section of Baghdad, Iraq. He had been in the Army for five-and-a-half years and was on his fourth tour of duty.

Local Soldier, Mark C. Paine, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Capt. Paine, 32, of Rancho Cucamonga, died Sunday when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Taji, just north of Baghdad, in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Paine was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division in Fort Hood, Texas.

Advocacy Workshop for Special Needs Children (tags)

Recognizing the need for further parent training and education, parents and community groups, including Learning Disabilities Association of Orange County and California Safe Schools, are organizing the free Parent Workshop at the Goldy S. Lewis Community Center in the city of Rancho Cucamonga.

Protest Bush In So. Cal. this weekend (tags)

Two independent sources confirm Bush trip to California this week.

¡NO MAS! A Day of Anti-Minuteman Protest (tags)

On Saturday, counterprotestors, activists and day laborers, across Southern California coordinated efforts and shut down the Minutemen's attempt at a "secret" day of national anti-immigrant rallies.

SOS is Opposed in Glendale, Again. (tags)

On Saturday, January 7, members of Save Our State participated in the National Day of Action for “Immigration Reform” by sending a contingent of their top thugs to the Glendale day labor hiring center/Home Depot location. Several other actions took place including but not limited to locations in Santa Monica, Rancho Cucamonga and Lake Forest.

ALL OUT! Sat. A.M.--Stop Minutemen Attacks on Day Laborers (tags)

Anti-minutemen counterprotestors needed at all locations.

Phone Interview with Anti-war Activist, John Beacham (tags)

Short interview with John Beacham of the ANSWER Coalition.

AZnti-Bush War / Fascism in Rancho Cucamonga! (tags)

The Butcher of Baghdad was scheduled to show his bvloody face in Rancho Cucamonga, California today. Another HUGE crowd of anti-Bush / anti-War / anti-fascism American Patriots turned out to oppose the butcher. And the pro-chjild killing crowd? Well, see for yourself.

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