This powerful book details the history of Norteno & Sureno gangs and how their split came about. It serves as an empowering historical tool for young people caught up in gangs. Includes sections on the Brown Berets, Young Lords and many freedom fighters.
Hunger strike ends after deal reached By Jim Sanders
A 26-day hunger strike seeking more funds for California schools ended Friday after legislative leaders helped mediate an agreement with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The final two fasters, Cesar A. Cruz and Israel Haros, pulled the plug on their lengthy campout in Capitol Park.
A third hunger striker, Jessica Vasquez, ended her vigil Thursday at the request of Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers.
Helping to mediate an end to the fast were Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez, D-Los Angeles, and Assembly Democrats Loni Hancock of Berkeley, Jackie Goldberg of Los Angeles and Marco Firebaugh of South Gate.
Schwarzenegger agreed to support refinancing an existing bailout loan to the West Contra Costa Unified School District, allowing the interest rate to fall to 1.6 percent from the present 5.7 percent.
Schwarzenegger also promised to visit the West Contra Costa district, and perhaps other debt-ridden school systems, when classes resume in the fall.