A salute to El Espectador del Valle

From Pomona College Magazine (via LA Observed) comes a lengthy tale of El Espectador del Valle (The Valley Observer), a daily newspaper for the Mexican American community published out of Pomona from 1931 to 1960. All the issues are apparently archived on microfilm at the Ontario City Library.

Read the story here. Publisher Ignacio Lutero Lopez, a 1931 Pomona College graduate, worked from his son’s bedroom on Chester Place and, at one point, hired a young columnist named Candelario J. Mendoza.

In 2007, Mendoza, then a member of the Pomona Unified School District board, got a new school named Ignacio Lutero Lopez Elementary, a lasting honor to a pioneering Pomonan.

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