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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: East L.A. hosts Mexican Independence Parade

The 71st annual East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 10. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera Espinosa is the parade grand marshal. The parade route will run along Cesar Chavez Boulevard from Mednik Street to Gage Avenue. Following the parade, a festival will be held at Read More…

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Longtime AIDS activist leads annual L.A. Pride Parade

WEST HOLLYWOOD — Jewel Thais-Williams’ selection as grand marshal of the 46th annual LA Pride Parade, which took place June 12, illustrates the shift in the position away from celebrities to activists in the LGBT community. Marquita Thomas, a board member of Christopher Street West, which organizes the parade, called Thais-Williams “a true symbol of Read More…