Local Protesters Join Others Throughout Nation

Hindman Protesters march peacefully in Montrose on Wednesday in a rally against police brutality and institutional racism following the death of George Floyd, a black man, while he was being arrested in Minneapolis in May.
Photo courtesy Kate Hindman
Protesters march peacefully in Montrose on Wednesday in a rally against police brutality and institutional racism following the death of George Floyd, a black man, while he was being arrested in Minneapolis in May.

La Crescenta and Montrose residents made it known this week that they stand with countless others throughout the state, nation and world in calling out the police conduct linked to the deaths of George Floyd and other men and women believed to be targeted for being black.
Some marchers said that the sheer ubiquity of the current movements — which are ongoing in every state of the union and throughout the world — may represent a sea change in public opinion on law enforcement conduct, particularly toward minorities who are overrepresented in myriad criminal justice system statistics.
“This feels super different,” said La Crescenta resident Kate Hindman, who attended the Montrose protest on Wednesday. “I’ve gone to protests in the past, and I’d be so fired up that I basically just wanted to be seen. [The public responses now] are fueling the idea that if we keep going, we’re going to see actual, tangible changes instead of just the abstract ideas of ‘We’re protesting and this is why.’”
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A 100-Year Legacy Roars On

One hundred years and four generations later, business is good.
Guided by a shared entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and outright gumption, Robert A. Smith and his descendants have, for a full century, maintained a line of successful California car dealerships.

OUTLOOK photo The portraits of R.A. Smith and Bob Smith stand between Tim Smith (left) and Mike and Pete J. Smith, the latter two of whom run Bob Smith Toyota in La Crescenta.
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The portraits of R.A. Smith and Bob Smith stand between Tim Smith (left) and Mike and Pete J. Smith, the latter two of whom run Bob Smith Toyota in La Crescenta.

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