A street vendor greets an acquaintance in front a market in East Los Angeles, an area of unincorporated Los Angeles County, in 2012. Local activists say the county’s Board of Supervisors treats the neighborhood poorly but their efforts to make it into its own city have been frustrated.
A street vendor greets an acquaintance in front a market in East Los Angeles, an area of unincorporated Los Angeles County, in 2012. Local activists say the county’s Board of Supervisors treats the neighborhood poorly but their efforts to make it into its own city have been frustrated. Reed Saxon Associated Press file
A street vendor greets an acquaintance in front a market in East Los Angeles, an area of unincorporated Los Angeles County, in 2012. Local activists say the county’s Board of Supervisors treats the neighborhood poorly but their efforts to make it into its own city have been frustrated. Reed Saxon Associated Press file
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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.