- Newsmaker: Hundreds Held after Complying with INS Orders
Would prospective terrorists show up at the INS voluntarily? That-s the question being asked by lawyers for hundreds of Middle Eastern men over the age of 16 who appeared at the INS as required this week, only to be arrested. Thousands of their supporters turned out yesterday to protest. Francisco Arcaute, spokesman for the LA District of the INS, has more on the story.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Produce Trucks
Carrying everything from tomatoes and lettuce to soap and Mexican spices, mobile vendors are used mostly by poorer Latino immigrants looking for ethnic foods, kids searching for candies, and people who don-t have cars to go to the supermarket. Which Way, L.A? producer Gisele Regatao followed two truck produce vendors from LA to Oxnard. Managing-editor Kyle McKinnon narrates the story.
LA Mayor on Ahmanson Ranch, Gangs, the Year Ahead
San Fernando Valley secession, a new police chief and a stunning rise in gang killings, plus security worries at LAX and the Port of LA in a sagging economy have made it a most challenging year for Los Angeles Mayor Jim Hahn. Today, just across the Los Angeles County line, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved development of the Ahmanson Ranch project by a 4-to-1 vote that means ground breaking on the project can begin in 2004. We speak with Mayor Hahn about the Ahmanson Ranch project and the year-s most challenging events, as well as his plan for getting the economy up and crime down, and what-s ahead for the city in 2003.