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Extreme Trafficking:  Over $1 Million in Coke & Meth Seized at California-Mexico Border

Extreme Trafficking:  Over $1 Million in Coke & Meth Seized at California-Mexico Border

Several packages of methamphetamine and cocaine with a street value of more than $1 million were seized in separate operations over the long July 4th holiday weekend in Southern California, the Border Patrol said. continue reading »

Authorities Investigating Deadly San Francisco Plane Crash

Authorities Investigating Deadly San Francisco Plane Crash

U.S. investigators are examining on Sunday the hard landing of an Asiana airlines jet that killed two people and injured hundreds at the San Francisco international airport. continue reading »

Raymond Rodriguez: Chronicler of Mass Mexican Deportations during Great Depression, Dies at 87

Raymond Rodriguez: Chronicler of Mass Mexican Deportations during Great Depression, Dies at 87

The chronicler of the mass deportation of over 1 million Mexican and Mexican-Americans during the Great Depression and author of “Decade of Betrayal” has died at 87. continue reading »

As Of Today, California No Longer Has A White Majority

As Of Today, California No Longer Has A White Majority

The number of Latinos will match the number of white non-Hispanic population for the first time in California this month, according to the California Department of Finance. The same study also found that Latinos will become a plurality in 2014, continue reading »

Predominantly Latino Elementary School in California to be Renamed in Honor of Michelle Obama

Predominantly Latino Elementary School in California to be Renamed in Honor of Michelle Obama

A predominantly Latino San Fernando Valley School has voted to change its name to honor First Lady Michelle Obama. continue reading »

DOL Announes $9M for Career Training for Migrant Farmworkers

DOL Announes $9M for Career Training for Migrant Farmworkers

he U.S. Department of Labor today announced $9.1 million in grants to seven organizations through the National Farmworker Jobs Program to improve economic opportunities and combat chronic unemployment and underemployment for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families. continue reading »

POLL:  Support for Continuing Affirmative Action at Record Low

POLL:  Support for Continuing Affirmative Action at Record Low

A new poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal shows record low support for the continuation of Affirmative Action. This poll comes at a time when the Supreme Court is debating the issue. continue reading »

Santa Monica Shooter Claims 5th Victim and 2nd Member of Close-Knit Latino Family

Santa Monica Shooter Claims 5th Victim and 2nd Member of Close-Knit Latino Family

The Santa Monica shooter, tentatively identified as John Zawahari, claimed a fifth victim and second member of the Navarro Franco family. Marcela Franco, 26, was traveling in an SUV with her father, Carlos Navarro Franco, 68, when Zawahari shot at their car. continue reading »

L.A. “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez Dies in Prison at 53, Killer of 13

L.A. “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez Dies in Prison at 53, Killer of 13

Richard Ramirez, a serial killer dubbed "the night stalker," died Friday at a hospital in northern California, authorities at San Quentin State Prison said. He was 53. Ramirez, who spent years on death row, died of "natural causes," state officials said. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: California Man Faces Charges for Painting Crosswalk on Street

LATINO BLOTTER: California Man Faces Charges for Painting Crosswalk on Street

A California man was recently charged with vandalism for his attempt to make his area safer. Anthony Cardenas, 52, of Vallejo, Calif. was arrested last week for "vandalizing" a street by painting a crosswalk on it. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Bites Husband’s Penis for Being Forced to Leave Rodeo Early

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman Bites Husband’s Penis for Being Forced to Leave Rodeo Early

A California man says he regrets calling police after his wife bit his penis during an argument. Over the holiday weekend, Christina Salinas and her husband Anthony Hill continue reading »

3 Latina Teens Identified in Deadly O.C. Crash that Left 5 Dead

3 Latina Teens Identified in Deadly O.C. Crash that Left 5 Dead

Orange County officials have released the name of the five teenagers that died in a fiery Memorial Day crash on the way to a beach outing; amongst them are three Latina teens. continue reading »

New LAX Terminal Pavilion to be Named after Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

New LAX Terminal Pavilion to be Named after Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has received an early retirement gift – the naming of a portion of the new international terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). continue reading »

Ronald McDonald House Charities Awards More Than $300k in College Scholarships

Ronald McDonald House Charities Awards More Than $300k in College Scholarships

On Saturday, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Southern California awarded $328,000 in scholarship funds to 104 exceptional high school seniors from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. continue reading »

Isbel Allende’s “Una Venganza” Turned into Opera by Tenor Placido Domingo

Isbel Allende’s “Una Venganza” Turned into Opera by Tenor Placido Domingo

Under the baton of Placido Domingo, acclaimed Chilean writer Isabel Allende's short story "Una Venganza" ("An Act of Vengeance") emerges from the printed page as the opera "Dulce Rosa," a production with a Latin heart and Greek tragedy in its soul that premieres Friday in Los Angeles. continue reading »