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Latino Mayoral Candidate Loses to Republican in San Diego

Latino Mayoral Candidate Loses to Republican in San Diego

Democrat David Alvarez saw his bid to become San Diego's first Latino mayor in the modern era thwarted by his Republican city council colleague Kevin Faulconer. continue reading »

California Medical Pot Dispensary Owner Arrested for Selling Meth

California Medical Pot Dispensary Owner Arrested for Selling Meth

Clearly Adam Vega of California was not satisfied with the revenue model of running a legal pot dispensary. Vega, 30, was arrested by federal authorities on charges he illegally trafficked in meth and marijuana along with three other co-conspirators. continue reading »

Generous Donors Make Cancer Patient’s Quinceañera Dreams Come True

Generous Donors Make Cancer Patient’s Quinceañera Dreams Come True

Thanks to a group of generous donors 15-year-old Frida Lagunas’ quineañera dreams have come true, this past Saturday. continue reading »

Stay or Go? Terminally Ill Undocumented Immigrants Face Dilemma

Stay or Go? Terminally Ill Undocumented Immigrants Face Dilemma

When Gil García García began to feel a sharp pain in his left foot, he didn’t think it was important. "Two weeks later, I could not walk. I needed help to get up. I had a constant and bad headache," García recalled in a quiet voice, now with little strength. In October he was rushed to a hospital emergency room at the University of California, Davis. The diagnosis was devastating: skin cancer, or melanoma, which had invaded his head, lungs, stomach and left leg. continue reading »

FINALLY: World’s First Burrito Vending Machine

FINALLY: World’s First Burrito Vending Machine

Human ingenuity has just provided something for all you burrito lovers out there – especially those that don’t want to wait in a long Chipotle order line. A Los Angeles, West Hollywood gas station is debuting the “Burritobox” that offers five different flavored burritos each selling for $3. continue reading »

Country’s First Undocumented Lawyer Aims to be Governor of California

Country’s First Undocumented Lawyer Aims to be Governor of California

The undocumented attorney in whose favor the California Supreme Court ruled when he tried to obtain his professional license told Efe that his aspirations include becoming governor of the Golden State. continue reading »

Izzy Ocampo, Alleged Serial Killer of Homeless, Dies Before Facing Justice

Izzy Ocampo, Alleged Serial Killer of Homeless, Dies Before Facing Justice

Itzcoatl “Izzy” Ocampo, alleged serial killer of homeless people, has died and will not face justice for six murders. continue reading »

Alvarez Confident of Becoming First Latino Mayor of San Diego

Alvarez Confident of Becoming First Latino Mayor of San Diego

David Alvarez seems confident that what his campaign platform will carry him to victory over Republican Kevin Faulconer in the San Diego mayoral runoff and make him the first Latino mayor of the California city. continue reading »

Spanish Royals Welcomed With Open Arms in California

Spanish Royals Welcomed With Open Arms in California

Almost 100 guests attended the reception in honor of Spain's Crown Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, at the Beverly Hills mansion of the U.S. ambassador to the Iberian nation, James Costos. continue reading »

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 »