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Coast Guard Cancels Search for Family Lost at Sea Amid Hoax Suspicions

The search for a family reportedly lost at sea was called off Tuesday by the Coast Guard for reasons that the calls could have been a hoax. continue reading »

Deja El Plastico: Latino Efforts in Banning Plastic Bags

Currently in California, campaigns and debates over “ban the bag” have risen in various cities. Most recently there was an effort at the state level that failed. Nonetheless, many municipalities have been successful throughout the state in implementing local bans on plastic bans. continue reading »

Police Narrow in on ex-LAPD Officer Suspected of Killing Cops

Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles police officer being sought by police for murdering three people, opened fire Tuesday on sheriff's deputies pursuing him near Big Bear Lake, California, wounding two of them, media outlets said. continue reading »

Los Angeles Schools Hoping to Re-enroll Dropouts

The Los Angeles Unified School District held its fifth annual Student Recovery Day on Friday, hoping to coax high school dropouts into returning to the classroom. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrants Can Obtain Driver’s License in California

California officials have approved a bill which will allow some undocumented immigrants to get a driver’s license. According to MSNBC, the bill specifies those immigrants who arrived in the U.S. before they turned 16 and have not been convicted of a felony. It passed Thursday in a 55-15 vote before it went to Gov. Jerry Brown. continue reading »

Voting Rights Victory: California Legislature Approves Election Day Registration

As voter suppression laws spread across the country, voting rights advocates can take heart: the biggest state in the nation is on the cusp of passing a major voter protection initiative. continue reading »

California Community Center Helps Undocumented Navigate Immigration Process

A community center in Southern California opened in response to the increase in street violence during the 1990s is now helping young undocumented immigrants who want to regularize their status through the federal government's new Deferred Action program. continue reading »

Oscar Sanchez and the CLEAN Carwash Campaign

The AFL-CIO has released a video which follows the story of Oscar Sanchez, a car wash worker in California who recently won a union and healthcare access. With the help of United Steelworkers, the Clean Carwash Campaign was launched to organize and assist employees at Los Angeles car washes. Prior to the campaign many of the employees were working long hours and often suffering from chronic diseases or environmental health conditions. These workers continued to work, even while sick, in order to not lose their jobs. continue reading »

NALEO’s Latino Voter Profile for State of California

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, the nation’s leading organization that facilitates the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, today released its 2012 primary electoral profile for the state of California. continue reading »

Undocumented Law Graduate Awaits California Supreme Court Decision

Sergio Garcia graduated from law school three years ago, but he cannot practice his profession because he is undocumented, and so the California Bar Association is asking the state Supreme Court to make an exception and approve his license. continue reading »

Oaxacans in California Prepare for Guelaguetza Festival

Some communities of people from the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca are preserving their roots in California with festivals that emphasize their rich cultural tradition. continue reading »

MALDEF to Sue California Car Washes for Unlawful Labor Practices

MALDEF will hold a press conference on Monday May 21, 2012 to announce details of a class action lawsuit against multiple southern California car washes. The car washes have maintained unlawful labor policies and practices resulting in thousands of hours of free labor at each car wash and a work environment depriving workers of their right to be paid, MALDEF is alleging. continue reading »

2 Men With Connections to Mexican Cartel Are Convicted of Murder in San Diego

Two men on the payroll of a Mexican drug kingpin operating in San Diego were convicted of murdering two people and then dissolving their bodies in acid. continue reading »

Could The Woman Reportedly Splitting Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore be Latina?

Nothing is official, but rumors are all over that Ashton cheated on Demi with a San Diego blonde actress called Sara Leal. continue reading »

Gumby Case Closed: Teens Turn Green Suit, Themselves in

Robbery unit detectives working with San Diego police reviewed the surveillance video of the alleged attempted robbery on a 7-Eleven perpetrated by a man wearing a Gumby suit and were able to identify an accomplice. continue reading »

Could a Latino Man be Gumby’s Crime Mentor? (VIDEO)

Surveillance cameras from a San Diego 7/11 prove that a few minutes before 8pm on Labor Day, an unusually tense Gumby entered a 7-11 followed by a Latino man. Police said they are investigating this unidentified male who entered the store seconds before Gumby attempted to rob it. continue reading »

HS-News Presents: Latino Solutions for Carmaggedon

Don't get stranded, or stuck forever bumper to bumper under the scorching sun. Here are some suggestions for alternate transportation methods we have covered in the last year. continue reading »

Meet Rubén Vives, The Pultizer Prize Winner, Who Narrowly Missed Deportation

Growing up, Rubén Vives never knew that at any moment, he could have be deported. Today, the 31-year-old is a Pulitzer winner reporter for the Los Angeles Times. continue reading »

Millions of Dead Anchovies Suffocate in Redondo Beach California (VIDEO)

Millions of Anchovies have turned up dead in California, experts say the fish "suffocated". continue reading »

Wildomar City in California is Discussing E-Verify

During Wednesday night’s council meeting at Wildomar City, residents inquired about E-Verify and its usage to verify the immigration status of employees working in the city. continue reading »