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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 »

Suspect in California Double Homicide Arrested in Mexico

Suspect in California Double Homicide Arrested in Mexico

U.S. Marshal Don O’Keefe is proud to announce the arrest of Pedro Medina-Castillon, who is wanted to stand trial in the Superior Court of California, Santa Clara County, for two counts of homicide. continue reading »

Border Patrol Arrests Prolific Mexican Immigrant Smuggler in San Diego

Border Patrol Arrests Prolific Mexican Immigrant Smuggler in San Diego

U.S. Border Patrol is announcing the arrest of one of San Diego’s most prolific immigrant smuggler, Martel Valencia-Cortez. Cortez was captured when several illegal border crossers were arrested in Boulevard, California shortly after entering the country illegally. continue reading »

CBP Seizes $120,000 Worth of Meth in California

CBP Seizes $120,000 Worth of Meth in California

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry arrested a U.S. citizen after discovering $120,000 worth of methamphetamine hidden in his vehicle. continue reading »

Who Did Jenna Jameson Beat Up? Hopefully Not her Ex Tito Ortiz

Who Did Jenna Jameson Beat Up? Hopefully Not her Ex Tito Ortiz

Adult star and porn entrepreneur, Jenna Jameson was arrested in Newport Beach, California on battery charges. The ex-finance of Tito Ortiz allegedly assaulted an unidentified person inside a home in the Balboa Peninsula. continue reading »

Police Dog in Recovery After Being Thrown from 2nd Floor Window

Police Dog in Recovery After Being Thrown from 2nd Floor Window

A police officer's job is dangerous and it makes no difference if that officer has two legs of four furry ones. On Sunday, police in Fontana, California sent police dog Jaris into a home in which an a continue reading »

Spanish Book Lovers Await LeaLA Book Fair in May

Spanish Book Lovers Await LeaLA Book Fair in May

The largest Spanish book competition in the U.S., LeaLa also known as The Spanish Book Fair of Los Angeles is expecting close to record crowds nearing 100,000. The event is held from May 17-19, 2013. continue reading »