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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 »

19th Anniversary of “Posadas Sin Fronteras” Celebrating U.S.-Mexico Border Life

19th Anniversary of “Posadas Sin Fronteras” Celebrating U.S.-Mexico Border Life

Hundreds of people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border joined together this weekend for the traditional "Posadas Sin Fronteras" (Posadas Without Borders), continue reading »

San Diego Millionaire Looking for Latina Love, Buys Billboard

San Diego Millionaire Looking for Latina Love, Buys Billboard

A local millionaire has taken his quest for a girlfriend to the streets of San Diego’s Barrio Logan neighborhood. Marc Paskin decided to purchase a billboard to help him find his specia continue reading »

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Joins ‘Fix the Debt’ Steering Committee

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Joins ‘Fix the Debt’ Steering Committee

Today, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined the Campaign to Fix the Debt Steering Committee. As a former president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention continue reading »

Drunk Alcohol Counselor Hits Man With Car, Drives Another 2 Miles with Him in Windshield

Drunk Alcohol Counselor Hits Man With Car, Drives Another 2 Miles with Him in Windshield

A man is dead after he was struck by a drunk driver as he crossed the street and the driver traveled more than 2 miles before stopping. Police say 51-year-old Sherri Wilkins of Torrance, California was drivin continue reading »

FBI Most Wanted: Fugitive Joe Luis Saenz Captured in Mexico

FBI Most Wanted: Fugitive Joe Luis Saenz Captured in Mexico

A man on the FBI's Most Wanted list has been captured in Mexico. On July 25, 1998, Joe Luis Saenz allegedly shot and killed two rival gang members in Los Angeles continue reading »

A Tale of Two Communities and Contaminated Water

A Tale of Two Communities and Contaminated Water

This past week two stories stood out identifying two communities of color different in many ways but connected by a common challenge: contaminated water. continue reading »

Colombian Designer Juan Carlos Obando Preparing to Launch New Jewelry Line at Barney’s NY

Colombian Designer Juan Carlos Obando Preparing to Launch New Jewelry Line at Barney’s NY

Los Angeles-based fashion designer Juan Carlos Obando will soon be launching his new jewelry collection at Barney's New York. Just in time for the holiday season, the Co continue reading »

One Latino Amongst 4 Californians Implicated in al-Qaeda Terrorist Plot

One Latino Amongst 4 Californians Implicated in al-Qaeda Terrorist Plot

Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, 21, of Ontario and born in Mexico is one of four young men from Southern California that have been apprehended for planning a terrorist attack in the U.S. and overseas. continue reading »

Border Protection Seeks to Expand Its Drone Fleet

Border Protection Seeks to Expand Its Drone Fleet

U.S. Customs and Border Protection last month received its latest unmanned aircraft, but it’s a new sole-source contract that could approach a half-billion dollars that offers the latest insight into the agency’s vision for its controversial eyes-in-the-sky drone program. continue reading »

San Diego’s Chicano Park Seeks National Historic Designation

San Diego’s Chicano Park Seeks National Historic Designation

With more than 40 years of history behind it and famous for its murals, San Diego's Chicano Park is seeking a spot in the National Registry of Historic Places. continue reading »

Cristal Muñoz Crowned Miss California Latina 2012

Cristal Muñoz Crowned Miss California Latina 2012

The contestants in the Miss California Latina proudly represent the beauty of the Hispanic woman as well as the heritage of their families, as is the case with this year's winner, Cristal Muñoz. continue reading »