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710 Fwy Reopens, School Lockdowns Lifted After Vandalism Suspect Surrenders

Authorities Thursday are searching for a vandalism suspect that is believed to armed with a gun.



State Offices Closed In Observation Of Cesar Chavez Day

State offices, including the Department of Motor Vehicles and Los Angeles Superior Courts, are closed Monday to observe Cesar Chavez Day.


Governor Brown Proclaims Monday As ‘Cesar Chavez Day’

“Cesar Chavez Day” in California coincides on what would have been Chavez’ 86th birthday.


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Cesar Chavez’s Son Prepares For Release Of First Major Motion Picture About Civil Rights Icon

The film, “Cesar Chavez”, looks at a critical period in Chavez’s life, including the grape boycott, which he started to bring national attention to the deplorable working conditions of farm workers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/26/2014

President Barack Obama lays a rose at the grave of Cesar Chavez with his widow Helen F. Chavez during a tour of a memorial garden at the Chavez National Monument October 8, 2012 in Keene, California. Obama visited the memorial which honors Cesar E. Chavez, an American civil rights activist and labor leader, who helped found the National Farm Workers Association and died in 1993 while also campaigning in California.  (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Designates Cesar Chavez’s Home Near Bakersfield As A National Monument

After leaving Los Angeles, President Barack Obama flew to Bakersfield to pay his respects to labor leader Cesar Chavez’s grave and designate his home as a national monument.

CBS Los Angeles–10/08/2012

Volunteers Gear Up For Cesar E. Chavez Community Service Week

Angelenos are volunteering their time to remember a labor hero during the 11th annual Cesar E. Chavez Community Service Week.


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Cesar Chavez’s Brother, A Leader In Farmworker Movement, Dies At 82

Richard Chavez, a leader in California’s farmworker movement, has died at the age of 82.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/27/2011

California Republican Blasts Navy Plans To Name Ship After Cesar Chavez

The U.S. Navy’s plan to name a cargo ship after the late farmworker activist Cesar Chavez received sharp criticism from a California Republican congressman who on Tuesday said the decision was unfair to military war heroes.



Photographer Documented Cesar Chavez And The Farm Worker Movement

In early 1981, photographer Victor Alemán began a working relationship with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers, a collaboration that lasted 10 years. Laura Diaz interviews the photographer about his body of work.