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San Diego Bucks Trend, Hires Music Teacher for Common Core

San Diego Bucks Trend, Hires Music Teacher for Common Core

Alex Cortes, principal at J. Calvin Lauderbach Elementary in Chula Vista says he’s found a way to enhance his school’s implementation of the new Common Core education standards continue reading »

STUDY:  Local Battery-Recycling Plant Polluting Latino Community in Los Angeles

STUDY:  Local Battery-Recycling Plant Polluting Latino Community in Los Angeles

Community leaders requested Tuesday the urgent closure of a battery-recycling plant in Vernon, California, after a report was published showing the existence of lead pollution in this mostly Latino neighborhood. continue reading »

California Opens Healthcare Program to 125,000 Migrants

California Opens Healthcare Program to 125,000 Migrants

Close to 125,000 young immigrants in California who benefit from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals are eligible for Medi-Cal, the Golden State's Medicaid program, a report released Tuesday said. continue reading »

Salma Hayek’s Brother Involved in Deadly Crash that Takes Life of Grammy-Winning Art Director

Salma Hayek’s Brother Involved in Deadly Crash that Takes Life of Grammy-Winning Art Director

Sami Hayek, the younger brother of Mexican actress Salma Hayek was involved in a deadly car crash that resulted in the death of his passenger on Sunday afternoon. continue reading »

Estranged Husband of Jennifer Rivera Sues for Wrongful Death Benefits

Estranged Husband of Jennifer Rivera Sues for Wrongful Death Benefits

Esteban Loiaza Veyna, the estranged husband of the late Jenni Rivera, has filed a wrongful death suit against the owners of the Learjet that crashed killing Rivera in 2012. continue reading »

Real Mexican Food Beware: Taco Bell Phone Order App Coming Soon

Real Mexican Food Beware: Taco Bell Phone Order App Coming Soon

We are not sure if this is good news or awful news, but for sure its news especially when there isn’t much other news. continue reading »

Latino Mayoral Candidate Loses to Republican in San Diego

Latino Mayoral Candidate Loses to Republican in San Diego

Democrat David Alvarez saw his bid to become San Diego's first Latino mayor in the modern era thwarted by his Republican city council colleague Kevin Faulconer. continue reading »

California Medical Pot Dispensary Owner Arrested for Selling Meth

California Medical Pot Dispensary Owner Arrested for Selling Meth

Clearly Adam Vega of California was not satisfied with the revenue model of running a legal pot dispensary. Vega, 30, was arrested by federal authorities on charges he illegally trafficked in meth and marijuana along with three other co-conspirators. continue reading »

Generous Donors Make Cancer Patient’s Quinceañera Dreams Come True

Generous Donors Make Cancer Patient’s Quinceañera Dreams Come True

Thanks to a group of generous donors 15-year-old Frida Lagunas’ quineañera dreams have come true, this past Saturday. continue reading »

Stay or Go? Terminally Ill Undocumented Immigrants Face Dilemma

Stay or Go? Terminally Ill Undocumented Immigrants Face Dilemma

When Gil García García began to feel a sharp pain in his left foot, he didn’t think it was important. "Two weeks later, I could not walk. I needed help to get up. I had a constant and bad headache," García recalled in a quiet voice, now with little strength. In October he was rushed to a hospital emergency room at the University of California, Davis. The diagnosis was devastating: skin cancer, or melanoma, which had invaded his head, lungs, stomach and left leg. continue reading »

FINALLY: World’s First Burrito Vending Machine

FINALLY: World’s First Burrito Vending Machine

Human ingenuity has just provided something for all you burrito lovers out there – especially those that don’t want to wait in a long Chipotle order line. A Los Angeles, West Hollywood gas station is debuting the “Burritobox” that offers five different flavored burritos each selling for $3. continue reading »

Country’s First Undocumented Lawyer Aims to be Governor of California

Country’s First Undocumented Lawyer Aims to be Governor of California

The undocumented attorney in whose favor the California Supreme Court ruled when he tried to obtain his professional license told Efe that his aspirations include becoming governor of the Golden State. continue reading »

Izzy Ocampo, Alleged Serial Killer of Homeless, Dies Before Facing Justice

Izzy Ocampo, Alleged Serial Killer of Homeless, Dies Before Facing Justice

Itzcoatl “Izzy” Ocampo, alleged serial killer of homeless people, has died and will not face justice for six murders. continue reading »

Alvarez Confident of Becoming First Latino Mayor of San Diego

Alvarez Confident of Becoming First Latino Mayor of San Diego

David Alvarez seems confident that what his campaign platform will carry him to victory over Republican Kevin Faulconer in the San Diego mayoral runoff and make him the first Latino mayor of the California city. continue reading »

Spanish Royals Welcomed With Open Arms in California

Spanish Royals Welcomed With Open Arms in California

Almost 100 guests attended the reception in honor of Spain's Crown Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, at the Beverly Hills mansion of the U.S. ambassador to the Iberian nation, James Costos. continue reading »