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California DREAM Act Student Welcome Access to Financial Aid

California DREAM Act Student Welcome Access to Financial Aid

Undocumented students in California feel a sense of relief now that they are eligible for financial aid from the state's public universities. continue reading »

“Steps to College” Expects To Aid 2,500 Latino Students in California

“Steps to College” Expects To Aid 2,500 Latino Students in California

Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento, Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez made the following announcement today on behalf of the Steps to College 2013 Steering Committee: continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Naked Man Run Over by Naked Fiancé

LATINO BLOTTER: Naked Man Run Over by Naked Fiancé

A man was taken to a California hospital in critical condition after his inebriated fiancé ran him over. On Thursday, a naked 30-year-old Alberto Giovanni Bravo was run over by his fiancé, continue reading »

Nuestra Familia Gang Member “Wino” Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison in Drug Trafficking Prosecution

Nuestra Familia Gang Member “Wino” Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison in Drug Trafficking Prosecution

Juan Gallegos, also known as “Wino,” 36, of Salinas, was sentenced today to 21 years and 10 months in prison by United States District Judge William B. Shubb, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. On April 9, 2012, Gallegos pleaded guilty to conspiring to traffic methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana, and four other drug trafficking felonies. There was no plea agreement between Gallegos and the United States. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Male Nurse Arrested for Sex Act with Corpse

LATINO BLOTTER: Male Nurse Arrested for Sex Act with Corpse

A male nurse in Los Angeles allegedly committed a sex act on a female corpse at Sherman Oaks Hospital. Alejandro Razo, 61, was arrested on Sunday on a state healt continue reading »

National Hispanic University to Offer New Online MBA Degree

National Hispanic University to Offer New Online MBA Degree

The National Hispanic University (NHU) is introducing an online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program, offering students a broad base of technical managerial skills and real-world insight continue reading »

Border Patrol Seize Coke and Meth Along California Interstate

Border Patrol Seize Coke and Meth Along California Interstate

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to duties on Interstate 5 in Southern California prevented two narcotic smuggling attempts Tuesday near San Clemente. continue reading »

Canadian Charged For Scamming Aspiring Foreign Actors in Los Angeles

Canadian Charged For Scamming Aspiring Foreign Actors in Los Angeles

A Canadian national who operated a Los Angeles-area immigration consulting business that sought visas on behalf of aspiring foreign actors faces multiple criminal charges for allegedly cheating his clients out of thousands of dollars in an immigration scam. continue reading »

Latinos Getting Fracked?

Latinos Getting Fracked?

2012 closed with an interesting note: As reported in this article from Reuters, the term “fracking” was more popular than “climate change” in US online searches. continue reading »

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez: First Latino Leader to Give Keynote at Dr. King Commemorative Service

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez: First Latino Leader to Give Keynote at Dr. King Commemorative Service

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday observance Annual Commemorative Service, a major event during the King Week celebration, scheduled for Monday, January 21, will feature keynote speaker the Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, continue reading »

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Resigns from Obama Administration

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Resigns from Obama Administration

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, 56, has informed her staff that she plans to resign from the Obama administration, and will not serve as Labor Secretary for the President’s second term. continue reading »

Juanes at USC for “Grammy in the Schools Live!”

Juanes at USC for “Grammy in the Schools Live!”

Colombian singer Juanes will make a special appearance on Feb. 6 at the University of Southern California during a week of events that will wrap up with the presentation of the Grammy Awards. continue reading »

After Positive Reception in 2012, Disneyland Expanding Three Kings Fest

After Positive Reception in 2012, Disneyland Expanding Three Kings Fest

The Disneyland theme park in Southern California is expanding its celebration of Three Kings Day after the Hispanic community's enthusiastic response to last year continue reading »

Latino Voices Supported California Coastal Conservation

Latino Voices Supported California Coastal Conservation

Good news for California’s coast: California has now completed its Marine Protected Areas (MPA) network. This is in addition to President Obama’s recent announcement for a proposed extension of national marine sanctuaries. continue reading »

Border Patrol Nabs 2 for Illegal Re-Entry: MS-13 Gang Member, Sex Offender

Border Patrol Nabs 2 for Illegal Re-Entry: MS-13 Gang Member, Sex Offender

In two separate incidents, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station apprehended a registered sex offender, and a Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) gang member. continue reading »