Tragedia en la escuela

Tragedia en la escuela

Veladoras, notas de “descansa en paz”, globos y otros recordatorios de Joanna Ramos, una niña de 11 años que murió el viernes horas después de una pelea con otra joven de su misma edad, no pudieron aliviar el estado de shock que venció a los amigos y padres de la estudiante de Long Beach. “Me siento triste porque era mi mejor amiga”, expresó Alexandria Martínez, de 12 años, ayer cerca del altar creado en los…

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Durazo de AFL-CIO repite con Obama

Durazo de AFL-CIO repite con Obama

Una conocida líder sindical en Los Ángeles está entre 35 figuras públicas de todo el país nombradas ayer copresidentes de la campaña nacional para la reelección de Barack Obama como presidente. María Elena Durazo, secretaria-tesorera ejecutiva de la Federación de Sindicatos del Condado de Los Ángeles (AFL-CIO), es una de cinco líderes de California que trabajarán en la campaña de elección 2012. Los otros “embajadores” de este estado son el alcalde de Los Ángeles, Antonio…

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Officers accused of crash cover-up

Officers accused of crash cover-up

A San Antonio police sergeant and six other members of the force are under investigation after the sergeant crashed a patrol car into a highway wall early Thursday and the others tried to cover up the incident, Police Chief William McManus said at a news conference Monday. The 20-year veteran of the Police Department, off-duty and possibly driving while intoxicated, sideswiped a wall near East Josephine Street around 5:30 a.m., McManus said. The sergeant then walked…

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Inmate cooks give back at food bank

Inmate cooks give back at food bank

On a recent weekday morning, 11 state prison inmates swarmed the San Antonio Food Bank’s kitchen, picking out some of the better groceries and ingredients in stock. Leonardo De La Rosa, 25, imprisoned for an aggravated robbery when he was 16 and possession of drugs when he was 19, had a tray full of whole tilapias. “Originally, I wanted to make asparagus-filled fish with peppercorn sauce, but they didn’t have green peppercorns, chives,” he said,…

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Police arrest several Occupy S.A. protesters

Police arrest several Occupy S.A. protesters

Occupy San Antonio has marched to the beat of its own drum thus far, complying with city and police requests unlike some of their counterparts elsewhere. But Monday that cordiality ended with the arrest of at least five members. Charged with interference with the duties of a public servant, the five, along with other occupiers, were near an open-air adobe structure close to the Tower of the Americas in HemisFair Park. San Antonio Park Police…

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Citations issued at Occupy S.A. site

Citations issued at Occupy S.A. site

Three Occupy San Antonio members got tickets early Sunday, two days after relocating from the entrance of HemisFair Park to a spot near the Tower of the Americas. San Antonio Park Police officers approached eight occupiers around 8 a.m. where they had their protest material set up at an adobe building. They issued camping without permit tickets to Jovanie Ortiz, 19, Robert Wilson, 21, and Steve Haskell, 43, with court dates in February. “I was…

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Occupy San Antonio protesters nudged from park by the city

Occupy San Antonio protesters nudged from park by the city

For 2 1/2 months, the Occupy San Antonio protesters at HemisFair Park discussed the news — from the comfort of their sleeping bags and bedrolls — of police forcefully evicting and arresting occupiers in other major cities. They prided themselves on being an exception. A sort of unwritten memo of understanding existed between them and police officials. They complied with traffic, noise and parade ordinances while demonstrating against inequality and corporate power. Officers, for their…

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Occupy S.A. to stop camping at HemisFair Park

Occupy S.A. to stop camping at HemisFair Park

The city’s tolerance of Occupy San Antonio members who have slept at HemisFair Park for more than two months appears to be running low. Monday afternoon, San Antonio park police – who have been permissive and in some instances supportive of occupiers’ activities – approached with notices foreshadowing what could be a different chapter for them. Each occupier got a copy of the municipal code’s camping in public section. Printed at the very top, in…

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Arrest at Occupy S.A. mars perfect record

Arrest at Occupy S.A. mars perfect record

  Occupy San Antonio’s zero-arrest scorecard is history, but protesters said they were the ones who called police on a man who was charged with assault this week and cited under a city ordinance prohibiting public alcohol consumption. Around 8:30 p.m. Monday, two San Antonio Park Police officers “responded to an assault in progress that involved members of the Occupy San Antonio” at 600 HemisFair Plaza Way, a police report states. The incident was on…

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Occupy S.A. and city ‘get along’

Occupy S.A. and city ‘get along’

Around midnight, a San Antonio Park Police officer walked by some Occupy San Antonio regulars at HemisFair Park, and one of the protesters asked him, “How’s it been?” “You’ve got two Coca-Colas,” the protester, Shamus McWright, added casually. “Anyone want one?” the officer said. “Whoever can get it first …” A few occupiers got up and teasingly ran for the soda, but let McWright, 24, limping a bit from an all-day march, claim it. It…

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