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Twitter Announces IPO Plans in Tweet

Twitter Announces IPO Plans in Tweet

San Francisco-based microblogging service Twitter Inc. said it had begun the process for an initial public offering, a much-anticipated move in the wake of Facebook's debut on the Nasdaq last year. continue reading »

California to Provide Drivers Licenses to Undocumented, Bill Awaits Gov Signature

California to Provide Drivers Licenses to Undocumented, Bill Awaits Gov Signature

California legislators have approved a measure that will grant special driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The measure that passed on Thursday night now needs the signature of Governor Jerry Brown, he is expected to sign. continue reading »

California Poised To Raise Its Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

California Poised To Raise Its Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

After a bill to raise California’s minimum wage to $9 per hour as of July 2014 and then $10 by January 2016 was approved by both houses of the California state legislature on Thursday, it now heads to Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) desk for signature. Brown voiced his support earlier in the week in a press release, saying, “This legislation is overdue and will help families that are struggling in this harsh economy.” continue reading »

San Francisco Poised to End Immigration Detention and Not Cooperate with Immigration Officials

San Francisco Poised to End Immigration Detention and Not Cooperate with Immigration Officials

San Francisco is poised to shape its own immigration reform law by ending immigration detention. The legislative proposal would make it illegal for San Francisco law enforcement to detain anyone on suspicion of immigration violations on behalf of the federal government. continue reading »

Former L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Accepts Job with Herbalife, Criticism Swift & Harsh

Former L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Accepts Job with Herbalife, Criticism Swift & Harsh

The former Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa has been hired to be an adviser to the controversial Herbalife Ltd. the company announced through a press release. The announcement received swift and harsh criticism from the Latino community. continue reading »

Pioneer in Farm Labor Movement Jessie De La Cruz Dies at 93

Pioneer in Farm Labor Movement Jessie De La Cruz Dies at 93

The farm labor movement has lost one of its most respected voices with the death of Jessie De La Cruz, at age 93. continue reading »

CA Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Why Undocumented Should Be Admitted to State Bar

CA Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Why Undocumented Should Be Admitted to State Bar

On Wednesday the California Supreme Court will begin to hear oral arguments as to why the undocumented should be admitted to the state bar when it reviews the case of Sergio Garcia. continue reading »

9 Tons of Marijuana Seized Along California Border

9 Tons of Marijuana Seized Along California Border

More than nine tons of marijuana with a street value of $15 million were found in a truck and a suspect was arrested this weekend by agents from the station in San Clemente, located north of San Diego, California, the Border Patrol said. continue reading »

Soledad Mexia: Oldest Person Born in Mexico, Oldest Person Living in California Dies at 114

Soledad Mexia: Oldest Person Born in Mexico, Oldest Person Living in California Dies at 114

According to AP the oldest person born in Mexico that was also the oldest person living in California has died at the age of 114. continue reading »

California Artist Creates Cardboard Figures of Domestic Help in L.A.

California Artist Creates Cardboard Figures of Domestic Help in L.A.

Ramiro Gomez is combating "the invisibility" of immigrant workers employed in the mansions of Los Angeles by painting cardboard figures of them that he installs in the city's exclusive areas to remind people of their existence. continue reading »

Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo Suffers Another Career Setback

Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo Suffers Another Career Setback

The career bad news just keeps piling up for Spanish radio jock Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo. The former host of ‘Piolin en la Mañana’ was just released from the family-friendly Free Birds movie. continue reading »

Los Angeles Honors Telenovela Producer Carla Estrada

Los Angeles Honors Telenovela Producer Carla Estrada

The Mexican producer of telenovelas, Carla Estrada, was honored by the city of Los Angeles for her audiovisual work and her support for the Hispanic community in the United States. continue reading »

California Doctors, Nurses Headed to Peru to Provide Free Care

California Doctors, Nurses Headed to Peru to Provide Free Care

Close to 100 California medical professionals and volunteers are going on a humanitarian mission to Huacho, Peru. "We hope to care for between 8,000 and 10,000 people" continue reading »

Immigration Reform Could Lead to Surge of Adult Learners

Immigration Reform Could Lead to Surge of Adult Learners

Teachers at California's adult schools expressed their concern over the requirement to learn English included in the immigration reform package approved in the Senate, given that it would increase the number of students at institutions that are already suffering from budget cuts. continue reading »

California News Anchor Facing Public-Intoxication Charges

California News Anchor Facing Public-Intoxication Charges

A California news anchor is facing public-intoxication charges mere months after her disappearance sparked an extensive search. On Monday, Paula Lopez of KEYT News was arrested near her home in Santa continue reading »