“Frank del Olmo: Commentaries on His Times”

DelOlmoBookCoverAs a Los Angeles Times columnist, Frank del Olmo was known for his clear-headed analysis of hardball issues: politics, education, labor, immigration, as demonstrated in this book. Then, in the final decade of his life, a new dimension emerged in his columns: The compassionate father of a young son, Frankie, dealing with autism.

Del Olmo, a CCNMA founder and a board member for more than 30 years, died of a heart attack in 2004. In addition to his role as a columnist, he was the first Latino to be promoted to the Times’ masthead. This book offers 90 of his most memorable columns,  including his 1994 commentary in which he dissented from the Times’ reelection endorsement of Pete Wilson, citing the governor’s “cynical” use of divisive Proposition 187. A selection of photos features some early CCNMA events.

Through a generous donation by the Los Angeles Times of the remaining books, the book is now available through the CCNMA office. Proceeds of sales benefit the Frank del Olmo Memorial Scholarship Fund. Your donation may be tax deductible. Donation: $30 hard cover, $20 soft cover.

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