Michael is a 29-year-old journalist born to Mexican parents who started their own Domestic Violence counseling center in Southeast Los Angeles. As a college student, Michael was very active in campus affairs and graduated from CSULB in 2011 with research honors in Sociology and a Journalism minor. His articles have been syndicated at national sites including Mother Jones, New America Media, and ImpreMedia, the nation’s largest Spanish-language news publisher.
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.