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Rep. Shrrod Brown( D-Ohio) and David Vitter (R-La.) By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor Alex’s Lemonade Stand Event Raises $75,000 for Cancer Research By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Push-Back Against Wall Street/ to p. 7 Congressional Recognition for their contributions to childhood cancer research. Maynez noted that this year’s event had to compete with a car show in Big Bear and the Spirit of 45 Day Celebration at the USS Iowa, a cross-country tribute to the generation that fought in World War II. The ILWU Southern California Pensioners paid all the expenses of hosting the event, which allowed all donations to go directly to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. “Not one cent of donations was used to pay any expenses,” said Dan Imbagliazzo, another member of the Walk the Coast Labor Walks the Walk for Alex/ to p. 2 Remembering Louis Adamic-— A San Pedran and Anti-fascist Labor Writer Page 3 Three LB Council Members Start Battle for Mayor Early Page 6 Nazelie’s New Deals, New Specials, the American Dream Page 14 August 23 - September 5, 2013 I LWU Local 13 raised more money with fewer in attendance at this year’s annual Walk the Coast fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Though they are not satisfied with that distinction, they will take it, said Robert Maynez, one of the coast committee event organizers. NBC4 weatherman Fritz Coleman emceed the event for the second year in a row, cracking jokes and keeping attendees engaged as he introduced The San Pedro High School marching bands and live bands performing at the event. Rep. Janice Hahn honored Coleman and Liz Scott, mother of Alex’s Lemonade Stand’s namesake, with a Certificate of The Local Publication You Actually Read Walk the Coast Committee members Dan Imbagliazzo, Robert Maynez, Rep. Janice Hahn, NBC4 weatherman Fritz Coleman, and volunteer Judith Blahnik attended at the Aug. 10 Walk the Coast fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand to fight childhood cancer. Photo by Betty Guevara From bottom to top, as the mirage of austerity melts away, there’s a renewed effort to reform our dysfunctional economic system. Fast food workers’ wildcat strikes have spread to seven cities nationwide. The City of Richmond has voted to use eminent domain to seize and write down mortgages to fair market value and there’s new momentum to tackle “too big to fail” banks. “Minds are changing on Too Big to Fail,” Rolling Stone contributor Matt Taibi wrote on the magazine’s website on May 1. He was heralding the introduction of a new bill from senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and David Vitter (R-La.), which would raise the cost of capital for “too big to fail” banks. The signs surrounding it seemed to signal a change in attitude. Brown previously offered an amendment to directly cap the size of banks, but it was defeated, 61-33, with 27 Democrats voting 1

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