Ezequiel Quintero Retires after 32 Years

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We all knew him as “Quintero”, never knowing we were calling him by his last name all these years. And there were many of them: Ezequiel Quintero worked for St. Vincent de Paul’s LA and Long Beach thrift stores for 32 years before his retirement last week. He reflected that the first female stores director, …

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Improve your Life, Donate your Car!

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9 LESSONS LEARNED FROM A CARLESS MONTH IN LA My life improved. So can yours. By Reuben Brody in InsideHook. When I’m driving, I hate ________. I could fill that blank with more words than I have bones in my body. So I decided to give up my car for a month. And not only …

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Angelus News features Circle V Ranch Camp

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Read how faith and first responders saved trapped kids at camp in the Whittier Fire in this article Written by R.W. Dellinger in Angelus News. With all the wildfire conflagrations that have burned across California over the past two years, many of the stories of heroism and danger that came with them have been overlooked …

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Tzu Chi Mobile Vision Unit at SVdPLA

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The Tzu Chi Foundation’s Mobile Vision Unit paid a visit to St. Vincent de Paul to offer the community free eye care and prescription glasses on March 6, 2019. Despite the rain, clients were able to be screened comfortably in our LA thrift store before seeing the optometrist in the foundation’s mobile vision unit parked …

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Alfonso Topete Retires after 50 Years

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Alfonso worked for the Los Angeles St. Vincent de Paul store ever since it moved from Chinatown to Lincoln Heights in 1969, and since he immigrated to the US from Mexico.  He remembers when the store was housed in the yellow, former factory building next door at 200 North San Fernando Road, now upscale condos. …

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