Pedestrian deaths rise to 15-year high; 1968 East L.A. Walkouts remembered

Deadly Crashes: The number of pedestrians killed in traffic collisions during 2016 and 2017 soared 80% despite Mayor Garcetti’s high-profile program to put an end to such deaths on city streets. Pedestrian deaths in 2017 alone totaled 134 — the highest tally in 15 years. Meanwhile, traffic fatalities overall, including persons in vehicles and motorcyclists, declined 7%, well below the reduction officials has targeted. L.A. Times

Walkouts: Cal State L.A. will honor the 50th anniversary of the East L.A. Walkouts with two days of events, including panel discussions, seminars, photo exhibit and a “walk-in” by L.A. Unified students. The walkouts proved to be a key moment in the Chicano civil rights movement as thousands of students left schools to protest inequality in education. Boyle Heights Beat

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