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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 »

Consulate General of MX Helping Latino Students with ‘Steps to College’

Consulate General of MX Helping Latino Students with ‘Steps to College’

2013 Feria Universitaria Expects 2,500 Latino High School Students - Focus is on College Financial Aid & Admissions - Latino high school students are invited to learn abo continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man at Mall Fires Gun 50 Times Because He’s Stressed

LATINO BLOTTER: Man at Mall Fires Gun 50 Times Because He’s Stressed

A California man has been arrested for firing his gun dozens of times at a Newport Beach mall. Police say Marcos Gurrola, 42, fired his pistol 50 times in the parking on Saturday. continue reading »

Immigration News:  California Jails May Limit Immigration Holds to Convicts Only

Immigration News:  California Jails May Limit Immigration Holds to Convicts Only

In the next year, many of California’s local jails might limit federal immigration “holds” to detainees with felony convictions, greatly reducing the number of people deported from the state solely for entering the country without permission. continue reading »

Hispanic Education: California Cuts Adult English Classes

Hispanic Education: California Cuts Adult English Classes

Just four years ago, Oakland public schools taught English as a second language to 14,000 adults. The students’ native tongues included Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and more than 40 other languages. Then, the school district eliminated the program. continue reading »

Kat Von D, Deadmau5 Engaged - He Proposed Via Twtter

Kat Von D, Deadmau5 Engaged - He Proposed Via Twtter

Tattooed Latina Kat Von D is engaged once again. The former star of TLC's L.A. Ink is now engaged to Joel Thomas Zimmerman, better known by his stage name Deadmau5 (pronounced "deadmouse"). continue reading »

STUDY:  Mexican-American Toddlers Lag in Early Language and Pre-Literacy Skills

STUDY:  Mexican-American Toddlers Lag in Early Language and Pre-Literacy Skills

Mexican American preschoolers fall behind their white counterparts in terms of early language and preliteracy skills, but the social competencies between the two groups are indistinguishable, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley, and UCLA. continue reading »

California Restaurant Workers Recover More than $672,00 in Unpaid Wages

California Restaurant Workers Recover More than $672,00 in Unpaid Wages

Ongoing enforcement initiatives conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division that focused on the restaurant industry in California have uncovered significant violations of the minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Hector Celaya, 31, Kills Family on Indian Reservation

LATINO BLOTTER: Hector Celaya, 31, Kills Family on Indian Reservation

Workers on the a California Indian reservation had to dig a tragic number of graves this week after a man killed numerous members of his own family, including his daughters. continue reading »

UPDATE: Billboard of Millionaire Looking for Latina Love Taken Down

UPDATE: Billboard of Millionaire Looking for Latina Love Taken Down

Millionaire Marc Paskin had a setback in his search for a Hispanic girlfriend this weekend when unknown persons destroyed the billboard he had rented in San Diego's Barrio Logan, a largely Latino neighborhood continue reading »