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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 »

San Diego Mayoral Candidate Hopes Latino Vote Will Give Him an Edge

San Diego Mayoral Candidate Hopes Latino Vote Will Give Him an Edge

David Alvarez, the only Hispanic candidate for mayor of San Diego, said in an interview with Efe that a big Latino turnout for the Nov. 19 elections will be a determining factor in tipping the balance in his favor. continue reading »

UC Berkeley Bans Term “Illegal Immigrant” Deeming It Racist

UC Berkeley Bans Term “Illegal Immigrant” Deeming It Racist

The University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), following in the footsteps of UCLA, has banned the use of the term “illegal immigrant” deeming it a racist, derogatory term. continue reading »

REPORT:  More Latinos in California Finishing High School but Not Obtaining College Degrees

REPORT:  More Latinos in California Finishing High School but Not Obtaining College Degrees

A new study by ‘Campaign for College Opportunity’ highlights the bad news in California for the next generation of Latinos. While more California Latinos are getting their high school diploma they are not obtaining a college degree. continue reading »

Shooting at LAX Leaves TSA Agent Dead

Shooting at LAX Leaves TSA Agent Dead

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration confirmed that one of its employees was killed in Friday's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. continue reading »

REPORT:  Latino-Owned Businesses Contribute $100 Billion Annually to California Economy

REPORT:  Latino-Owned Businesses Contribute $100 Billion Annually to California Economy

Hispanic-owned businesses contribute more than 650,000 jobs and more than $100 billion annually to the California economy, which makes them fundamental to the prosperity of one of the nation's largest states. continue reading »

HISPANIC STANDOUT: Juan Jose Dominquez Latino Attorney of the Year

HISPANIC STANDOUT: Juan Jose Dominquez Latino Attorney of the Year

Recently named the 2013 Latino Attorney of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association, Juan Jose Dominguez came to the United States as a child and knew poverty firsthand, a life experience that focused him on the community and gave him a profound desire to serve the most needy in society. continue reading »

California’s Historic Legislation Benefiting Immigrant Community Welcomed by Many

California’s Historic Legislation Benefiting Immigrant Community Welcomed by Many

Hispanic leaders and activists hailed the importance for the immigrant community of the half-dozen measures benefiting them that California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law. continue reading »

POLL:  68% of Likely U.S. Voters Oppose Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

POLL:  68% of Likely U.S. Voters Oppose Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

California last week became the latest – and biggest – state to authorize driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. But most voters still strongly oppose letting illegal immigrants drive legally in their state. continue reading »

California Allows Undocumented to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

California Allows Undocumented to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law here Thursday a measure that will allow undocumented immigrants to acquire a driver's license in California, the 11th state to adopt such a law. continue reading »