Graduating UC Santa Cruz student ready to begin term on Pomona City Council

Danielle Soto isn't wasting any time transitioning from college to a career in the family business.

The 22-year-old environmental studies senior will be sworn into the Pomona City Council on Dec. 15, two days after her last final this week. She won election Nov. 5 to a seat once held by her grandmother, Nell Soto, who went on to serve in the California Assembly and Senate, retiring this year at age 81.

Her grandfather, the late Philip Soto, was one of the first two Latinos elected to the Assembly in 1962. He served two terms before losing his seat in Ronald Reagan's landslide win for governor. READ FULL STORY

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