LA LEGEND - Gloria Molina, former LA County Supervisor, Chicano Movement activist, first woman elected to California Assembly and LA City Council and LA County Board of Supervisors made this announcement on Facebook:
Dearest friends and beloved community,
I’ve lived a long, fulfilling and beautiful life.
For the last three years I have battled terminal cancer. While I've been getting treatment, at this point, it is very aggressive.
You should know that I'm not sad. I enter this transition in life feeling so fortunate. I have an amazing and caring family, wonderful friends, and worked with committed colleagues and a loyal team. Throughout my life I’ve had the support of many people.
I have a great daughter, son-in-law, a precious grandchild and another one on the way. I'm so excited!
I'm really grateful for everyone in my life and proud of my family, career, mi gente, and the work we did on behalf of our community.
I am very appreciative of the doctors, nurses and health care professionals at City of Hope, especially Dr. Christina Yeon and Dr. Manisha Trivedi. They have taken good care of me.
Most of all, I am fortunate to have this time to spend with family, friends and those who are special to me.
Thank you all for your love and support.
(Jim Hampton is the Editor and Content Manager of CityWatchLA.com. Jim has over 40 years experience in radio broadcasting, marketing and content creation. He helped Ken Draper launch CityWatch on the web nearly 20 years ago.)