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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 »

Cecilia Preciado Burciaga, Chicano/Latino Student Champion, Dies at 67

Cecilia Preciado Burciaga, Chicano/Latino Student Champion, Dies at 67

Cecilia Preciado Burciaga, mentor and advocate to countless minority students and the first high-ranking Latina administrator at a top university, has died at age 67 from lung cancer. continue reading »

Girl, 9, Braves Darkness, Wildlife to Get Help for Father After Car Crash

Girl, 9, Braves Darkness, Wildlife to Get Help for Father After Car Crash

At around 1 a.m. Sunday morning a young girl and her father were driving home on a Southern California highway when the father lost control of the vehicle around a steep curve and it plunged off the side of the highway. continue reading »

Daniel Martinez-Leffew, 12, Has A Message for Justice Roberts About His Gay Dads (VIDEO)

Daniel Martinez-Leffew, 12, Has A Message for Justice Roberts About His Gay Dads (VIDEO)

The adopted son of a gay couple recently recorded a video message for Supreme Court Justice John Roberts regarding California's Proposition 8. Daniel Martinez-Leffew, 12, lives in northern California with his dads Bryan and Jay continue reading »

Charlie Sheen Lashes Out at Daughter’s School After Bullying

Charlie Sheen Lashes Out at Daughter’s School After Bullying

Controversial actor Charlie Sheen recently took to Twitter to ask his followers to send disgusting "presents" to the school his young daughter once attending. On Wednesday, Sheen tweeted that his 9-year-old daughter continue reading »

California Authorities Seize 36 Chihuahuas from Two Homes

California Authorities Seize 36 Chihuahuas from Two Homes

Authorities is California seized three dozen Chihuahuas from one family on this week and are now looking for homes for the little pups. On Monday, officials with the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter removed continue reading »

13-Year Old Latino Boy Left Paralyzed by LAPD to Receive $24 Million Settlement

13-Year Old Latino Boy Left Paralyzed by LAPD to Receive $24 Million Settlement

A thirteen-year-old boy from Mexico has been awarded the highest single case settlement from the Los Angeles Police Department, after being left paralyzed when he was shot as he carried a toy gun. continue reading »

Maria Sharapova Beats Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro at Indian Wells

Maria Sharapova Beats Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro at Indian Wells

Russia's Maria Sharapova beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 7-5, 6-3 to advance to the Round of 16 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. The 25-year-old Sharapova, the No. 2 seed, had a fight on her hands in the first set with Suarez, who used continue reading »

Outgoing LA Mayor Villaraigosa Sets Sights on Governor’s Mansion

Outgoing LA Mayor Villaraigosa Sets Sights on Governor’s Mansion

Outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in an interview with KTTV-TV that among his plans for the future is to run for governor of California, although he did not specify when that might occur. continue reading »

J Lo and Marc Anthony Twins Applying to Exclusive Private School in California

J Lo and Marc Anthony Twins Applying to Exclusive Private School in California

TMZ is reporting that super star Jennifer Lopez has put away her glitter cat suits and spike stilettos to apply to Sherman Oaks prestigious private school Buckley to gain a position for her 5-year-old twins Emma and Max. continue reading »

Artist Leo Villareal Helps Create San Francisco’s ‘The Bay Lights’ Project

Artist Leo Villareal Helps Create San Francisco’s ‘The Bay Lights’ Project

Being called the "world's largest LED light sculpture," the new Bay Bridge light display has turned the Golden Gate Bridge's older sister into a massive work of art. continue reading »

Motivational Guru Tony Robbins to Bring His Message in Spanish

Motivational Guru Tony Robbins to Bring His Message in Spanish

This month motivational guru Anthony ‘Tony’ Robbins will be bringing his message of “power from within” for the first time in Spanish. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Confirms he Will Play at BNP Paribas Open

Rafael Nadal Confirms he Will Play at BNP Paribas Open

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal confirmed that he plans to play in the hard-court tournament that begins on Monday in Indian Wells, California. The Spanish star said the event in the Southern California desert was one of his favorites. continue reading »

Micahel Steger Needs New Role, ‘90210’ Ending in May

Micahel Steger Needs New Role, ‘90210’ Ending in May

It looks like actor Michael Steger and his cast mates on 90210 are about to be without jobs, as the CW recently announced the current season would be the last. continue reading »

Latino Blotter: One of “America’s Most Wanted” Arrested Trying to Enter U.S.

Latino Blotter: One of “America’s Most Wanted” Arrested Trying to Enter U.S.

Raul Marin Sandoval, 26, featured twice on the television show “America’s Most Wanted,” was arrested recently by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the port of San Luis, Arizona. continue reading »