By Emily Rasmussen | [email protected] | Long Beach Press-TelegramPUBLISHED: January 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm | UPDATED: January 4, 2019 at 2:24 pm Mayra Garibo was counting the days when she would see her family in Mexico again. The trip was set for December 2017, the first Christmas she would spend with her family in 20 years. She hadn’t seen them since she was 7, after coming to the United States with her mother and brother. The memories of her home country are sparse, but she remembers the sounds of waves on the sand, and the smell of fresh fish caught by her relatives in the morning. “Being able to go back is something I’ve dreamt of for so many years,” Garibo, 27, said. “Maybe it’s just me, but I always felt incomplete. I feel like I belong here, but I feel like I belong there too.” Garibo, an undocumented student at Cal State Dominguez Hills, was going to travel to Mexico with a group of 15 other local Dreamer students with advance parole, … [Read more...] about How a Cal State Long Beach professor and a handful of students are heading to Washington D.C., to fight for DACA’s travel policy
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Jonathan O'Connell, Ann E. Marimow and David a. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post Published 2:59 pm CST, Tuesday, December 4, 2018 President Trump at the opening of his Washington, D.C., hotel in 2016. President Trump at the opening of his Washington, D.C., hotel in 2016. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 President Trump at the opening of his Washington, D.C., hotel in 2016. President Trump at the opening of his Washington, D.C., hotel in 2016. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford Attorneys general issue subpoenas to Trump entities in Washington, D.C., hotel case 1 / 1 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about Attorneys general issue subpoenas to Trump entities in Washington, D.C., hotel case
GREEN SPACE: Golden Triangle D.C. sets up tables throughout Farragut Square on Fridays during the summer for people to enjoy the outdoor space. GREEN SPACE: Farragut Square in Washington, D.C., is an ideal spot to take a break and enjoy the outdoors. International food trucks are lined up in the background. A food truck stops at Farragut Square Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture. Photo by Alan Karchmer Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture. Photo by Alan Karchmer ON THE GO: Clockwise from above, a food truck stops at Farragut Square; the extremely popular National Museum of African American History & Culture offers timed entry tickets to make it more visitor-friendly; and Kramerbooks in Dupont Circle has many unique, well-stocked sections. Show Caption of Expand By Moira McCarthy | PUBLISHED: October 4, 2018 at 12:00 am | UPDATED: November 14, 2018 at 12:00 am … [Read more...] about Check out these Washington, D.C. spots to feel true local vibe
People wander around the old cemetery in small knots, taking care not to stumble over a toppled headstone or unexpected dip in the earth. One group pauses before a tombstone featuring a plump Cheshire cat with a mile-wide grin, while a second clusters around a shiny, black accordion monument proclaiming, “Music is the answer.” In Mausoleum Row, bees buzz in and out of the hives atop the stone structures, dutifully making honey for packaging under the gift shop’s “Rest in Bees” label. And near the chapel, a bevy of workers set tables in preparation for the medieval-themed outdoor wedding reception that will begin in just a few hours. It’s just another day at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C., the busiest, cheeriest burial grounds I’ve ever seen. Some 20,000 visitors meander through its 35 acres annually, a fraction of the 3 million that flock to Arlington National Cemetery, 7 miles due west. Arlington is a must-see site, for sure. But … [Read more...] about Five places most tourists miss in Washington, D.C.
In addition to the new Dallas flights, Southwest is adding new service to New York from New Orleans, Orlando, Fla., and West Palm Beach, Fla. It will add one additional New York frequency to existing service from Denver and Kansas City, Mo.Oklahoma City will get new service on Southwest to Washington, D.C., with Nashville adding one additional D.C. flight, bringing it up to four daily.On the other side of the country, Southwest continues to build up its California route network. The carrier is adding flights or increasing frequencies from San Jose to Tucson, Ariz., Portland, Ore., and Orange County, Calif. It’s also adding Southern California flights in Long Beach and Burbank to destinations including Sacramento, Las Vegas, Houston and Chicago. … [Read more...] about Southwest Airlines expands Love Field service to New York, Washington D.C.