Immigration March Set For Hollywood On Saturday Morning
(Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times / August 9, 2013) By Cindy Chang October 4, 2013, 1:58 p.m. Protesters will take to the streets of Hollywood and other locations across the country Saturday morning to urge lawmakers not to forget about immigration reform . The Hollywood event begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue, heading south on Western and west on Sunset before concluding at Hollywood and Vine Street. In Orange County, an immigrant rights rally will take place at the Irvine Spectrum at 10:30 a.m. Events are also planned for San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento and more than 160 cities nationwide. As Washington remains preoccupied with a federal government shutdown , immigration has faded into the background. Earlier this week, House Democrats introduced an immigration bill that mostly parallels the one passed by the Senate in June. It would offer a path to citizenship for most of the 11 million immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally, as well as expand visa programs in an effort to eliminate current backlogs. But many House Republicans do not support a path to citizenship for the 11 million. In addition to us facing an economic crisis today with the shutdown, we are also facing a moral crisis, given the deportations, family separations, children without their parents, folks being fired from their jobs, said Jorge-Mario Cabrera, communications director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, which helped organize the Hollywood march. Some activists have begun pushing President Obama to take executive action and end deportations, which numbered more than 400,000 in fiscal year 2012.
Chelsea Players as Hollywood Movie Characters
Jose Mourinho isn’t a Chelsea player, but the Blues manager is such a personality of the game that it was too tempting to not mention him in a list of movie characters. He’s a man who commands respect from those around him, a man who has a proven track record of success. He’s also a man who has also found himself in hot water with the authorities at various times in his career, falling out with UEFA, the FA and footballing power brokers of Italy and Spain. There’s only one man from Hollywood movies who can truly resemble Mourinho as a characterDon Vito Corleone, of course! Roman Abramovich / Jackie Moon Semi-Pro image courtesy of HoustonEagle.com Mark Thompson/Getty Images Given we’ve mentioned Jose Mourinho in a movie character context, we couldn’t forgive ourselves if we ignored Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. In his 10 years in charge at Stamford Bridge, the Russian has hired and fired managers like they’re going out of fashion. In total, he has employed eight different men to occupy the Chelsea hot seat, with Mourinho’s return this summer making him the ninth managerial change in total. With Chelsea’s high turnover of coaches, it has led to some suspecting Abramovich wants to run the team himself, losing patience with those he eventually deems not good enough to lead the team to glory. Having that in mind, there’s one Hollywood character who stands out from the restJackie Moon of Semi-Pro fame. Will Ferrell’s character in the hit movie not only owned the Flint Tropics basketball team, but he was coach, player and even a singer. We can only suspect Abramovich must desire at least two of those roles at Stamford Bridge. Petr Cech / Capt.