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California Poised To Raise Its Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

After a bill to raise California’s minimum wage to $9 per hour as of July 2014 and then $10 by January 2016 was approved by both houses of the California state legislature on Thursday, it now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) desk for signature. Brown voiced his support earlier in the week in a press release, saying, “This legislation is overdue and will help families that are struggling in this harsh economy.” continue reading »

9 Tons of Marijuana Seized Along California Border

More than nine tons of marijuana with a street value of $15 million were found in a truck and a suspect was arrested this weekend by agents from the station in San Clemente, located north of San Diego, California, the Border Patrol said. continue reading »

California Artist Creates Cardboard Figures of Domestic Help in L.A.

Ramiro Gomez is combating "the invisibility" of immigrant workers employed in the mansions of Los Angeles by painting cardboard figures of them that he installs in the city's exclusive areas to remind people of their existence. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Shackles Son, 10, to Keep Him From Trouble

A California mother is facing criminal charges after she allegedly shackled her young son inside their home. Irma Navarro says she chained up her 10-year-old son to prevent him fro continue reading »

Lucha Libre: In California, Lucha Libre Wrestlers Take on The Border Patrol (VIDEO)

In a California lucha libre-style wrestling match, Blue Demon Jr., a self-proclaimed defender of Mexican immigrants, does battle against wrestlers who portray United States border patrol agents. continue reading »

California Firefighters Have Controlled 60 Percent of Fire

The fire that has consumed more than 11,000 hectares (27,500 acres) north of Los Angeles since late last week has been 60 percent brought under control, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced Sunday. continue reading »

Suspect in California Double Homicide Arrested in Mexico

U.S. Marshal Don O’Keefe is proud to announce the arrest of Pedro Medina-Castillon, who is wanted to stand trial in the Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County, for two counts of homicide. continue reading »

Outgoing LA Mayor Villaraigosa Sets Sights on Governor’s Mansion

Outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in an interview with KTTV-TV that among his plans for the future is to run for governor of California, although he did not specify when that might occur. continue reading »

California Girl Survives Being Bitten by Rattlesnakes 6 Times

A teenage girl has been released from the hospital after surviving being bitten by snakes 6 times. On October 27, 16-year-old Vera Oliphant or El Cajon, was visiting her uncle in Jamul, Calif continue reading »

California Governor Vetoes TRUST Act

In a disheartening development for immigrants’ rights advocates, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the TRUST Act on Sunday just hours before it was scheduled to take effect. The measure, continue reading »

¡No Mas! Say Anaheim Latinos on Their Fourth Day of Protests

In the shadow of the Magic Kingdom and inside the cradle of the Angels, the minority majority, Latinos, is saying ¡No Mas! to being disrespected and overlooked. continue reading »

Long Beach Police Charged with Excessive Force as Video Goes Viral (VIDEO)

Lawyers for an employee of the medical marijuana dispensary worker wounded in a police raid at a Long Beach shop filed a claim on Thursday seeking $1 million in damages from the city of Long Beach. The claim, alleges that a police raid of a pot shop June 19 was illegal and that the officers involved used excessive force. continue reading »

Latinos in California’s Central Valley Lag Behind

A Latino baby born in rural and urban areas of California's San Joaquín Valley can expect to live 81.2 years -- about a year longer than the average Californian, but fewer years than Latinos in other regions of the state. continue reading »

Cockfighting Chicken Kills Its Handler by Severing Artery

The tables were turned at a California illegal cockfighting facility, after a chicken (crossed the road and) fatally stabbed its handler in the leg, killing him. continue reading »

More Than a Dozen Chihuahuas Fly First Class to New York

More than a dozen Chihuahuas got the red carpet treatment and flew in style from San Francisco, to new homes in New York where they stand a better chance to find a loving home, than they do in California. continue reading »