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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 »

Raquel Pomplun Becomes First Mexican-American Playmate of the Year

Raquel Pomplun Becomes First Mexican-American Playmate of the Year

The recently anointed Playmate of the Year 2013, Raquel Pomplun has made Playboy history by becoming the first Mexican American playmate to be given the honor. 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 »

Hallucinating Hiker Rescued in California Had Meth in Car

Hallucinating Hiker Rescued in California Had Meth in Car

Last month, the story of two missing hikers found after four days made headlines, and the story of them hallucinating in the California forest made the ordeal that much more compelling. 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 »

Random Violence:  Homeless Man Sets Man on Fire Inside His Car

Random Violence:  Homeless Man Sets Man on Fire Inside His Car

Long Beach, California authorities are investigating a horrific act of random violence that left a 63-year-old man clinging to life after being set on fire. continue reading »

He Did What? Man Attempts to Saw Off His Own Arms at Home Depot

He Did What? Man Attempts to Saw Off His Own Arms at Home Depot

On Wednesday, a man walked into a California Home Depot and tried to saw his arms off. At around 12:24 p.m., an unidentified man walked into the West Covina Home Dep 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 »