• Meet Local Hero Nominee: Larry Gross
    October 22, 2019
    Larry Gross has been working at the Coalition for Economic Survival (CES) for 45 years, since its inception in 1973. CES is a grassroots, multi-ethnic tenants’ rights organization serving low- and moderate-income renters throughout the greater Los Angeles area, committed to organizing tenants to fight to ensure tenants’ rights and preserve affordable housing.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez
    October 22, 2019
    Kelly Lytle Hernandez is a UCLA Professor of History and African American Studies at UCLA and the Interim Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA - considered one of the nation’s leading historians of race, policing, immigration, and incarceration in the United States.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Jim Hannon
    October 22, 2019
    Jim Hannon founded Beach Cities Cycling Club (BCCC) in 2006, a non-profit corporation that promotes bicycling, fitness and community involvement in the Redondo/South Bay Area comprised of male and female members of all ages and skill levels.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Hue Nguyen
    October 22, 2019
    Hue Nguyen is the managing partner of GDBRO Burger. Besides making globally delicious burgers, GDBRO's mission is to engage and create an emotional connection to its community and campaign around supporting local and minority owned small businesses for an equal playing field & a voice for inclusion.  
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Franco Vega
    October 22, 2019
    Franco Vega founded the RightWay Foundation. It’s mission is to build a prosperous future with the right foundation, one foster child at a time.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Don Larson
    October 22, 2019
    In July 2018, as President and CEO of the non-profit Northridge Beautification Foundation (NBF), Don Larson received LA County Board of Supervisor Commendations “In recognition of dedicated service in the affairs of the community and for the civic pride demonstrated by numerous contributions for the benefit of all citizens of Los Angeles County.”
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  • Meet KCET Local Hero Nominee: Sir Chef Bruno Serato
    October 22, 2019
    In 1987 Chef Bruno Serato, an Italian from San Bonifacio, Verona took over the ownership of the Anaheim White House Restaurant, built in 1909 as a replica of the Washington D.C. White House and designated as a national historical landmark.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Arya Marvazy
    October 22, 2019
    Arya Marvazy is a first-generation American working tirelessly to expand LGBTQ+ advocacy work within the Persian & Jewish Communities in Los Angeles and nationally, much of which began after his viral public coming out on Facebook.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Alex Sanchez
    October 22, 2019
    Alex Sanchez is an internationally recognized peacemaker and co-founder of Homies Unidos in Los Angeles where he has developed and implemented innovative violence prevention and intervention programs since 1998 and has also led the organization as Executive Director since 2006.
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  • Meet Local Hero Nominee: Stephen Cue Jn-Marie
    October 22, 2019
    Stephen Cue Jn-Marie founded The Row LA – also called “The Church Without Walls” 13 years ago. The former Virgin Records rapper turned evangelist, activist and organizer, left the music business in 1994 to follow a religious calling.
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