CD 9 Día de los Muertos Festival Brings Hundreds to Honor Latino Heritage, Tradition

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's South Los Angeles Día de los Muertos Festival on Oct. 27, 2017.

I was overjoyed to see an entire community come together as one to honor such a beautiful tradition. On this evening, we weren't divided along racial or ethnic lines. We understand that we are all part of the human race that respects, embraces and accepts one other.

Thank you to the entire NEW 9th family and partner organizations who put together a "fiesta" unlike any other. To see the entire album of our 4th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival, please click on our Flickr page here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Councilman Curren Price Receives Public Service Award from SALEF

The Salvadoran American Leadership & Educational Fund (SALEF), named Councilman Price a Champion of Change during its 22nd Anniversary Awards and Scholarship Banquet on Oct. 26.

During the celebration, Councilman Price received the Public Service Award for his work to protect immigrant youth and their families.

“I went into public service because I believe we have a moral obligation to help others,” Councilman Price said. “Helping our young immigrants has and will continue to be one of my biggest priorities. It is the reason I throw my unconditional support to organizations like SALEF and why earlier this year, I gave CHIRLA and CARECEN $1 million to provide a range of free legal services in District 9.”

Over the course of the past two decades, SALEF has provided more than $1 million in scholarships to undocumented and other underserved Latino students. For more information, visit www.salef.org

 

 

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Presenting Served 2 Enjoy: A Good Food Champion in the Ninth District

As part of the 7th National Food Day celebration at LA City Hall in late October, I had the honor to recognize a local husband-and-wife ran restaurant and catering business named Served 2 Enjoy.

Two years ago, Luis and Ariana opened their health-conscious business along Central Avenue. Their goal was simple: To provide local customers with delicious, healthy options and quality service at reasonable prices. Most recently, Served 2 Enjoy expanded their business and launched a meal-prep program where they service local gyms and other businesses with healthy, nutritional, portioned out meals daily.

The presentation, in partnership with the Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC)—which advocates on ways to make food healthy, environmentally sustainable, affordable and fair for all Angelenos—allowed me to shine the light on this local business as CD 9’s Good Food Champion!

On a related note, I was proud to lead efforts earlier this year to implement the City’s first urban agriculture program. The new Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone Program offers tax incentives to turn vacant lots into urban farms and community gardens, which brings good food into communities and makes urban communities more green and vibrant.

 

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Councilmember Curren Price Hosts Free Outdoor Festival For Dia de los Muertos

For the fourth straight year, LA City Councilman Curren D. Price, Jr. will host the “South Los Angeles Día de los Muertos Festival.” The FREE, family-oriented community event includes live music, altars (offerings), arts & crafts and food.

Artists performing at the outdoors festival include: Legendary Latin R&B band TIERRA; Cuban/Caribbean group Changüí Majadero; JukeBox playing Spanish Rock, Cumbia, Flashbacks and Norteñas; Los Angeles-based Mariachi Quinto Sol; and DJ Gazoo.

A Tree of Life sculpture and Day of the Dead altars (ofrendas) produced by Self Help Graphics & Art—a nationally-recognized organization dedicated to the production, interpretation and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latina/o artists.

More information, schedule and park map can be found at www.diadelosmuertosla.org

 

 

 

 

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You're Invited: 4th Annual South Los Angeles Dia de los Muertos Festival

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We're only two weeks away from the 4th Annual South Los Angeles Dia de los Muertos Festival on Friday, Oct. 27 at South Park Recreation Center. The FREE, family-friendly event will feature live entertainment, delicious food for purchase, arts and crafts for the children and altars to remember those who have passed on. You won't want to miss out! 

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Estamos a sólo dos semanas de el Cuarto Festival Anual del Dia de los Muertos en el Sur de Los Ángeles el viernes, 27 de octubre en South Park Recreation Center. El evento familiar es totalmente GRATUITO y presentara entretenimiento en vivo, comida deliciosa para comprar, artes y manualidades para los niños y altares para honrar a los seres queridos que ya no están con nosotros. No te lo pierdas!

 

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Final Chance to Renew DACA! Councilman Price Helps Subsidize Renewal Fees for CD 9 Residents

The Office of Councilman Curren Price, in collaboration with immigrant rights groups CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights) and CARECEN (Central American Resource Center), will host two emergency DACA renewal workshops to assist DREAMers before a crucial Oct. 5 deadline.

Applicants who live in the Ninth District may receive full assistance to pay the $495 DACA renewal fee, subsidized by the Office of Councilman Price. DACA recipients with an expiration date on or before March 5, 2018 are urged to renew their permits before the looming Oct. 5, 2017 deadline.

The FREE workshops will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 at Green Meadows Recreation Center from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Monday, Oct. 2 at Councilman Curren Price’s District Office from 3-8 p.m. 

Please help spread the word to family, friends and neighbors who may need legal assistance. If you have any questions, contact the District Office at (323) 846-2651.

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Mark your Calendar: Come Celebrate the Annual "El Grito" this Friday

Please join the City of Los Angeles this Friday, Sept. 15 for a FREE celebration of ¡El Grito! - Mexican Independence Day Celebration and the September Independence days of Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. All Angelenos are invited to this grand community celebration, featuring LIVE performances and activities for everyone in the family to enjoy!

For more information, please contact my Constituent Service Center at (323) 846- 2651.

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Por favor únase con la Ciudad de Los Ángeles este viernes, 15 de septiembre para una celebración GRATIS de ¡El Grito! - Celebración del Día de la Independencia de México y los días de la Independencia de septiembre de Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua. ¡Todos los Angelenos están invitados a esta gran celebración para la comunidad, con actuaciónes en vivo y actividades para todos en la familia para disfrutar!

Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la Oficina del Distrito al (323) 846- 2651.

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Save the date: DACA Renewal & Citizenship Workshop

On Sept. 9, I will co-host with our partner organization CARECEN (Central American Resource Center) an emergency “RENEW DACA NOW!” event at Ross Snyder Recreation Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The free event seeks to help DREAMers whose DACA expires March 5, 2018 or earlier renew their application before the crucial Oct. 5, 2017deadline. CARECEN will continue to work with my Office to host a series of events across my District, helping to provide free legal services to our immigrant community.

For more information on these and other local efforts, please call my District Office at (323) 846-2651

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El 9 de septiembre, tengo el placer y honor de presentar con nuestra organización asociada CARECEN (Centro de Recursos Centroamericanos) un evento de emergencia "RENUEVA DACA AHORA!" en el Ross Snyder Centro de Recreación de 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

El evento gratuito busca ayudar a los DREAMers cuya aplicación de DACA se vence el 5 de marzo de 2018 o antes para renovar su solicitud antes del plazo crucial del 5 de octubre de 2017. CARECEN continuará trabajando con mi Oficina para organizar una serie de eventos a través de mi Distrito, ayudando a proveer servicios legales gratis a nuestra comunidad de inmigrantes.

Para más información sobre estos y otros esfuerzos locales, por favor llame a mi Oficina de Distrito al (323) 846-2651.

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CHIRLA and Council District 9 go Facebook LIVE for Immigration Discussion

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The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) and my Office held a lively discussion on Facebook speaking about the current state of immigration and our unique partnership in South Los Angeles! It is my pleasure to work with CHIRLA as they are as committed as I am to bring resources to District 9 for our immigrant families!

Please visit the satellite office located in my Constituent Services Center at 4301 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90011 or call (323) 846-1807.  

¡Si se puede!

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