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L.A.-born political leader has high hopes for Latinos in Washington
L.A.-born political leader has high hopes for Latinos in Washington

California recently rode shotgun with Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Assn. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) and its educational fund, on a quick tour of his childhood neighborhood in L.A.'s Pico-Union district. The place has changed in recent years, with the downtown skyline looming ever closer and Korean barbecues rubbing up against pupuserias. We chatted over breakfast at Rodeo Mexican Grill, then emailed the Stanford grad a few questions. We've crunched the conversation into this: You had a hot Oscar-night Tweet. "Great #Oscar2015 #immigrationreform and #votingrightsact take center stage" — my most retweeted tweet!...

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