Andrea Castillo

Andrea Castillo covers immigration. Before joining the Los Angeles Times, she covered immigrant, ethnic and LGBT issues for the Fresno Bee. She got her start at the Oregonian in Portland. A native of Seattle, she’s been making her way down the West Coast since her graduation from Washington State University.
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This Boyle Heights teacher is the face of the L.A. teachers’ strike

The face of the LAUSD strike is Roxana Dueñas, a history and ethnic studies teacher at the Math, Science, and Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt High School Boyle Heights. Her image is featured in posters and on billboards.

LAUSD teachers’ strike could disrupt a delicate life balance for some families

For some families, a LAUSD teachers' strike would upset a delicate balance in which schools function as day-care centers, medical clinics, tutoring hubs and more.