Alex cordero

Communities Gather in the Wake of Rising Anti-Asian Violence
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Communities Gather in the Wake of Rising Anti-Asian Violence

A recent study based on police department statistics from 16 major cities across the U.S. found that anti-Asian hate crimes increased 149% in 2020; Los Angeles had a 114% change in anti-Asian hate crimes.   Anti-Asian crimes have been rising to historic levels across the nation during the pandemic. According to a report by Stop…

Getting To Know Street Vendors Across San Gabriel Valley
Community, Featured

Getting To Know Street Vendors Across San Gabriel Valley

While millions of Americans continue to struggle with the prevailing effects of the pandemic, Latinos in Los Angeles County continue to embrace a spirit of resilience despite being disproportionately affected by COVID-19. In Covina, a family of four has resorted to selling tacos de canasta —translated as “basket tacos,” they area type of steamed taco…

Varda Becomes First Licensed Cannabis Dispensary to Open in Pasadena
Business

Varda Becomes First Licensed Cannabis Dispensary to Open in Pasadena

By Alex Cordero  Longtime San Gabriel Valley residents Tony Fong and Leonard Wang recently made local business history by opening Varda, the first licensed and only locally-owned cannabis dispensary in Pasadena. Wang and Fong are the founders of this 3,000-square-foot store designed to give a multigenerational line of customers an amiable experience when shopping for…

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