Today’s Latino Heritage Month event also coincides with the celebration of Mexican Independence Day.
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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made a special presentation to three Los Angeles Latino leaders during a packed City Council meeting this morning. The awards were handed out as part of the city’s activities kicking off Latino Heritage Month. This year’s theme is “Celebrating a Culture of Hope and Progress.”
Educator and activist Sal Castro received the Spirit of Los Angeles Award, world-renowned dog trainer Cesar MillÃ¡n was honored with the Dream of Los Angeles Award, and former Dodgerâ€™s pitcher Fernando Valenzuela was presented with the Hope of Los Angeles Award.
A performance of mariachi music, Peruvian dance, and an appearance by Miss Latina contestants began the ceremony inside the City Councilâ€™s chambers.