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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 »

At California Detention Center, Immigrants Must Pay $20 For A Five-Minute Phone Call

At California Detention Center, Immigrants Must Pay $20 For A Five-Minute Phone Call

Long known for exploiting inmate needs, immigration detention centers that generally contract out services like their phone systems, are generously paid by the federal government to hold ICE detainees. continue reading »

Did Deputies Beat David Sal Silva to Death Then Try to Cover it Up?

Did Deputies Beat David Sal Silva to Death Then Try to Cover it Up?

Last week, a man in Southern California was allegedly beaten to death by officers while witnesses captured the attack on their phones. continue reading »

Chipotle Announces Partnership to Create “Farmhouse Ale”  for 2013 Cultivate Festivals

Chipotle Announces Partnership to Create “Farmhouse Ale”  for 2013 Cultivate Festivals

As part of its celebration of food, music, and ideas, Chipotle Mexican Grill has formed a partnership with three local breweries for its 2013 Cultivate Festivals in San Francisco, Denver and Chicago to produce a one-of-a-kind “Cultivate Farmhouse Ale,” a Saison-style beer that it unique to each city and will be exclusively poured at the Cultivate festivals continue reading »

California Firefighters Have Controlled 60 Percent of Fire

California Firefighters Have Controlled 60 Percent of Fire

The fire that has consumed more than 11,000 hectares (27,500 acres) north of Los Angeles since late last week has been 60 percent brought under control, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced Sunday. continue reading »

Israel to Strengthen Relationship with U.S. Latino Community

Israel to Strengthen Relationship with U.S. Latino Community

The country of Israel is planning on strengthening its ties to the U.S. Latino community as part of its strategic initiative with the U.S. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Javier Adolfo Viera Charged with Setting Over 20 Fires in California

LATINO BLOTTER: Javier Adolfo Viera Charged with Setting Over 20 Fires in California

Pasadena authorities in California have arrested Javier Adolfo Viera, 35, on suspicsion of setting 25 brush or car fires over the last four months. Apparently Viera arson binge started in November with him throwing out incendiary devices, concocted at home, from his car at dry brush in the Pasadena. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Latina Women Injured During Police Search for Rogue Cop Dorner Get $4.2M Settlement

JUST IN:  Latina Women Injured During Police Search for Rogue Cop Dorner Get $4.2M Settlement

The Los Angeles Police Department and the City of Los Angeles have reached a $4.2 million settlement with the Latina mother and daughter injured during the manhunt for rogue cop Christopher Dorner. continue reading »