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Erik Wemple reports that the event attracted about 180 activists and celebrities and, by his count, roughly 12 police officers. “At one point, I saw five cruisers out front,” Wemple says.

Ted Loza, chief of staff for Ward 1 councilmember Jim Graham and one of the event’s organizers, told Wemple the night brought out “people of high names,” including nine-time Grammy nominee El Maestro Johnny Pacheco, actor Edward James Olmos, and the incomparable Teresa Rodriguez, author and host of Univision’s Aqui Y Ahora.

Asked about the location of the event, Rodriguez told Wemple, “It is wonderful it is being held in a place that is representative of the community.”