Supervisor Molina's apology over unearthed remains comes too late

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Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina dreamed for years of putting a cultural center and museum on the historic old plaza near Olvera Street downtown. If only she and the rest of the project's planners had taken as long to research the site.

Last year, as the work got under way, a crew disturbed the eternal sleep of those buried in L.A.'s first Catholic cemetery.

In all, some 118 remains were dug up and carted away before community protests brought the digging to a halt in January. Many of those whose bones were unearthed were Native Americans who worked with and lived alongside L.A.'s first European settlers....

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