Southern California reaches out to help quake victims in Mexico City

One of the biggest communities in Latin America — the Los Angeles region — reached out Wednesday to help victims of the 7.1 earthquake that hit Mexico City Tuesday and killed more than 200 people.

For many in Southern California, where as many as one in three residents in some communities have a direct or indirect connection to Mexico, the quake — technically about 2,000 miles away — felt close to home.

“My niece was in a building when the earthquake happened, but she was able to...

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