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San Diego Mayoral Candidate Hopes Latino Vote Will Give Him an Edge

San Diego Mayoral Candidate Hopes Latino Vote Will Give Him an Edge

David Alvarez, the only Hispanic candidate for mayor of San Diego, said in an interview with Efe that a big Latino turnout for the Nov. 19 elections will be a determining factor in tipping the balance in his favor. continue reading »

Foreign Students Continue Flocking to U.S. Colleges, USC #1 Choice

Foreign Students Continue Flocking to U.S. Colleges, USC #1 Choice

A recent report by the Institute of International Education indicates that foreign students continue to flock to U.S. colleges and universities with University of Southern California (USC) the number one choice. continue reading »

UC Berkeley Bans Term “Illegal Immigrant” Deeming It Racist

UC Berkeley Bans Term “Illegal Immigrant” Deeming It Racist

The University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), following in the footsteps of UCLA, has banned the use of the term “illegal immigrant” deeming it a racist, derogatory term. continue reading »

REPORT:  More Latinos in California Finishing High School but Not Obtaining College Degrees

REPORT:  More Latinos in California Finishing High School but Not Obtaining College Degrees

A new study by ‘Campaign for College Opportunity’ highlights the bad news in California for the next generation of Latinos. While more California Latinos are getting their high school diploma they are not obtaining a college degree. continue reading »

Shooting at LAX Leaves TSA Agent Dead

Shooting at LAX Leaves TSA Agent Dead

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration confirmed that one of its employees was killed in Friday's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. continue reading »

REPORT:  Latino-Owned Businesses Contribute $100 Billion Annually to California Economy

REPORT:  Latino-Owned Businesses Contribute $100 Billion Annually to California Economy

Hispanic-owned businesses contribute more than 650,000 jobs and more than $100 billion annually to the California economy, which makes them fundamental to the prosperity of one of the nation's largest states. continue reading »

HISPANIC STANDOUT: Juan Jose Dominquez Latino Attorney of the Year

HISPANIC STANDOUT: Juan Jose Dominquez Latino Attorney of the Year

Recently named the 2013 Latino Attorney of the Year by the Hispanic National Bar Association, Juan Jose Dominguez came to the United States as a child and knew poverty firsthand, a life experience that focused him on the community and gave him a profound desire to serve the most needy in society. continue reading »

California’s Historic Legislation Benefiting Immigrant Community Welcomed by Many

California’s Historic Legislation Benefiting Immigrant Community Welcomed by Many

Hispanic leaders and activists hailed the importance for the immigrant community of the half-dozen measures benefiting them that California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law. continue reading »

POLL:  68% of Likely U.S. Voters Oppose Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

POLL:  68% of Likely U.S. Voters Oppose Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

California last week became the latest – and biggest – state to authorize driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. But most voters still strongly oppose letting illegal immigrants drive legally in their state. continue reading »

California Allows Undocumented to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

California Allows Undocumented to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law here Thursday a measure that will allow undocumented immigrants to acquire a driver's license in California, the 11th state to adopt such a law. continue reading »

Experts Fear U.S. Latino Youth Are Losing Bilingual Heritage

Experts Fear U.S. Latino Youth Are Losing Bilingual Heritage

With 53 million Hispanics living in the United States, Spanish is the second-most-important language in the country and the growth of the Latino population will continue fostering its use as part of the national culture, politics and economy. continue reading »

California Governor Signs Law Benefiting Domestic Workers

California Governor Signs Law Benefiting Domestic Workers

Leading defenders of immigrant rights described Friday as just and historic California Gov. Jerry Brown's enactment of a law that awards basic labor rights to nannies and other personal attendants. continue reading »

Latino Entrepreneur Pablo Fuentes Works to Opens Doors to Minorities in Silicon Valley

Latino Entrepreneur Pablo Fuentes Works to Opens Doors to Minorities in Silicon Valley

As a tech entrepreneur, Chilean immigrant Pablo Fuentes helps people apply for jobs from their cell phones, while as a mentor, he seeks to increase the presence of minorities in Silicon Valley. Fuentes is the founder and CEO of Proven, a mobile application that lets users seek and apply for jobs from their cell phones, and whose service has recently been expanded with an app for employers to make the whole hiring process easier. continue reading »

Latinos Will Once Again be Majority in California by 2014, 165 Years After Mexican Cession

Latinos Will Once Again be Majority in California by 2014, 165 Years After Mexican Cession

Hispanics were the majority in California when it was part of Mexico more than 165 years ago, and will again be the state's largest ethnic group by early next year, the Golden State's Department of Finance says. continue reading »

L.A. Museum Honors Late Mexican Cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa

L.A. Museum Honors Late Mexican Cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art gave a press preview of an upcoming exhibition of the work of late Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa. continue reading »