Tito Rodriguez, also known as the “Hood Santa,” and Jose “Dire” Mercado, owner of 1897LB, came together once again for their third annual backpack giveaway. On Saturday Aug. 4, the duo along with the help of many volunteers set up tables filled with backpacks ..
Among the four journalists arrested include Long Beach-based community organizers and filmmakers Eric Tandoc and Hiyasmin Saturay, who were volunteering for progressive media outlet Altermidya (People’s Alternative Media Network) to cover the plight of the NutriAsia workers on the picket line.
Plans to revitalize the Los Angeles River promise a slew of environmental and health
benefits for local communities. But tribal leaders say they have not been engaged in the
process, and that could mean a further eroding of their historical legacy.