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DREAM Act Protest Shuts down Wilshire Blvd., 9 Plan to be Arrested [Updated]
Wilshire Boulevard has reportedly been shut down by a DREAM act protest led by students. In an alert by LAPD's West L.A. division, "Wilshire Blvd off the 405 Fwy at Veteran ave is severely congested. use alternate route to get into Westwood." The DREAM act is a piece of federal legislation dealing with undocumented alien students. More details coming.
Update: Nine protestors sitting in the middle of Wilshire Boulevard, surrounded by 50 or so supporters, plan on being arrested this afternoon, according to an organizer, who only identified herself as Melanie, over the phone. The street is blocked in both directions in the Westwood area, severely affecting traffic around the 405 Freeway, according to police.
Melanie said they want to bring attention to the DREAM Act, which would enable children under the age of 16 brought by their parents to the U.S. illegally to gain citizenship by completing two years of high school, college or military service.
The group is made up of students, UCLA professors and five people who protested at John McCain's Tucson office earlier this week. Today's action is part of a national campaign.
Update 2: The nine who were arrested were released and ticketed. The last photo above shows them in front of the California Highway Patrol building.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.