AM news: by the numbers
400,000 Official reports are saying 250,000 immigration rights marchers showed up at City Hall and 400,000 walked down Wilshire Boulevard in yesterday's Day Without An Immigrant. Mayor Villaraigosa made a post-Quizno's lunch appearance (good thing he didn't try to dine in Pasadena or at Panda Express at UCLA — closed due to staffing shortages). There's a sign that immigration has either become a real issue for Angelenos or it's jumped the shark: The LA Times has launched an immigration blog.
67,000 A major collection of scientific books — 67,000 volumes — has been donated to the Huntington Library in San Marino. Huntington Library president Steven Kolik told the LA Times that the gift "makes the Huntington one of the great centers for the study of the history of science."
1 The Daily Breeze gets the story of one undocumented immigrant, a man who left El Salvador for Hawthorne.