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Support for Death Penalty Drops to 50-Year Low in California

Support for Death Penalty Drops to 50-Year Low in California

Just over half of California's registered voters - 56 percent - favor keeping capital punishment as a legal sentence, the lowest level of support in the past 50 years, according to a survey by Field Research Corp. continue reading »

California Authorities Must Inform Migrants of Consequences of “Voluntary Return”

California Authorities Must Inform Migrants of Consequences of “Voluntary Return”

The American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday an accord with the federal government requiring immigration authorities in California to fully inform undocumented migrants of the consequences of agreeing to "voluntary return." continue reading »

Northern California Experiences Most Powerful Earthquake in 25 Years

Northern California Experiences Most Powerful Earthquake in 25 Years

A magnitude-6.1 earthquake shook Northern California on Sunday, injuring at least 120 people and cutting electric power across the region. It was the largest temblor registered in the area since the magnitude-7.0 Loma Prieta quake in 1989, the U.S. Geological Survey, or USGS, said. continue reading »

CA Governor Jerry Brown:  Unaccompanied Migrants a Humanitarian Issue

CA Governor Jerry Brown:  Unaccompanied Migrants a Humanitarian Issue

Visiting California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed here Monday with Mexico's top diplomat that the massive flow of unaccompanied children from Central America into the United States is a humanitarian issue, not a question of security or law enforcement. continue reading »

Los Angeles to Open Its Doors to Immigrant Children

Los Angeles to Open Its Doors to Immigrant Children

Los Angeles will offer refuse to unaccompanied minors detained after they crossed the U.S. border and the city government is in the midst of talks with federal agencies to be able to put its plan into effect, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. continue reading »

California’s Undocumented Use Fewer Health Services Than U.S.-Born Residents

California’s Undocumented Use Fewer Health Services Than U.S.-Born Residents

Contrary to the drumbeat of criticism leveled against undocumented Americans that they are a drain on the economy for overusing hospital emergency rooms, a new study released this week found that their rate of emergency room utilization is half that of U.S. citizens. continue reading »

California Families Seek Help Against Deportations

California Families Seek Help Against Deportations

A California immigrant rights group said Monday that deportations have led to a significant increase in the number of families turning up at its offices lately looking for help. continue reading »

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 »