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  • Dustysage
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    Re: 8th Annual Festival De La Gente (10/27/07-10/28/07)

    Bad news - The event has been canceled

    October 19, 2009

    PRESS RELEASE

    City of Los Angeles “Day of the Dead” Cultural Festival Canceled

    Councilman Jose Huizar’s Office Unable to Waive Safety and Park Fees
    For What Would Have Been the 10TH Annual Festival De La Gente

    LOS ANGELES, CA – The producer of the Festival de La Gente announced today that it was forced to cancel the festival that was to be held this weekend, on October 24 and 25, 2009. The producer was able to secure corporate sponsorships from GOYA FOODS, WELLS FARGO AND, HOY/Los Angeles Times and the WALT DISNEY Company and local art and food vendors for the budgeted costs. However, last-minute add-on fees from the City of Los Angeles for public safety and use of Hollenbeck Park were not covered by the City of Los Angeles as they have been in the past.

    “In good faith, I began this process of partnership with Los Angeles City Council District 14 back in March of 2009. Per their request, I pursued a new location for the festival at Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights,” said Tony Dominguez, Executive Director of Arte Calidad Cultural Institute, the non-profit organization that produces the festival. “Last week I was informed of the additional fees associated with the new location and the Department of Recreation and Parks. Those costs were more than 30% of the event’s current budget and we could not raise replacement funds with such short notice,” he added.

    The Councilman Huizar’s office representative, Ana Cubas, stated, “Our office, like the entire city budget has faced major cutbacks,” in explaining why it could not support the festival this year although Mr. Huizar name is used in all promotional material including the web site: festivaldelagente.org

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  • Dustysage
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    Re: 8th Annual Festival De La Gente (10/27/07-10/28/07)

    Cool Liz. Have you been in the past?

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  • 8th Annual Festival De La Gente (10/27/07-10/28/07)

    ADMIN NOTE - EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

    The
    Annual Festival De La Gente is back!

    This colorful event is part Day Of The Dead celebration and art fair, connecting the streets of Boyle Heights to Downtown's Arts District - all taking place on the historic 6th Street bridge in Los Angeles(used in various films and videos).

    The festival takes place on:
    Sat. - Oct. 27 (11am - 10pm)
    Sun. - Oct. 28 (11am - 8pm)

    Last edited by Dustysage; 10-22-2009, 03:40 PM. Reason: Admin Note Added - Event Canceled

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