Terror in the Latino Barrio: The Rise of the New Right in Local Government

Terror in the Latino Barrio: The Rise of the New Right in Local Government

by Humberto Caspa

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ISBN-13: 9780980127089
Publisher: Seven Locks Press
Publication date: 06/30/2008
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Foreward     xii
Introduction     xv
Costa Mesa: The Goat Hill     1
Latinos on the Westside     3
Modernization of Costa Mesa     12
Political Actors     17
The Segerstrom Family     19
Martin H. Millard: The Costa Mesa Aryan     24
The Tan Everyman Emergence     29
The local political activist     35
Mayor Allan Mansoor     42
Councilman Gary Monahan     49
Councilman Eric Bever     54
Councilwoman Linda Dixon     60
Councilwoman Katrina Foley     62
The Beginning     73
Terror in the Park     75
The Usual Scapegoats     81
Understanding and Dialogue     84
Eliminating Illegal Aliens by Any Means Necessary     88
The 1990s     97
Westside Deterioration     99
Shalimar Learning Center     105
Save Our Youth (SOY) and the Alvarado Story     110
Animosities Between SOY and Millard     113
Share Our Selves (SOS)     116
Other Nonprofit Organizations     120
Who Is to Blame?     121
Revitalizing the Westside     123
The New Vision     125
Wallace Area Improvement Group     128
Westside Improvement Association     130
Latin Business Council & Latino Community Network     133
Citizens for the Improvement of Costa Mesa     135
Strategies for Change     137
Relationship between EIP Associates & the New Political Actors     141
The Job Center     149
Politics Behind the Job Center     151
On the Eve of the Closing     154
Shutting Down the Job Center     157
Costa Mesa Today     163
Deputizing the Costa Mesa Police Department     165
Tonantzin Collective     174
Citizens for Constitutional Rights     183
Return to Reason     192
On the Eve of the 2006 Election     199
Election Day     205
Epilogue     208
Notes     215
Bibliography     221
End Noted     225

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