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FBI Investigates “Sophisticated Attack” on Facebook

FBI Investigates “Sophisticated Attack” on Facebook

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is collaborating in the investigation of a "sophisticated attack" by hackers on Facebook last month, which, according to the social network, has not compromised users' data. continue reading »

Deja El Plastico: Latino Efforts in Banning Plastic Bags

Deja El Plastico: Latino Efforts in Banning Plastic Bags

Currently in California, campaigns and debates over “ban the bag” have risen in various cities. Most recently there was an effort at the state level that failed. Nonetheless, many municipalities have been successful throughout the state in implementing local bans on plastic bans. continue reading »

Does Selena Gomez Have a New Man?

Does Selena Gomez Have a New Man?

After the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Selena Gomez was spotted with long-time friend Alfredo Flores. The young and increasingly successful director/editor and Gomez were spotted walking arm-in-arm at the continue reading »

Ex-Peruvian Police Officer Deported, Wanted for Weapons Trafficking

Ex-Peruvian Police Officer Deported, Wanted for Weapons Trafficking

A former Peruvian police officer wanted in his native country for weapons trafficking was handed over to authorities in Lima late Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) following his capture in Stockton, Calif. continue reading »

Border Patrol Seized $4 Million Worth of Pot at 2:30 a.m. at Scenic Carlsbad Beach

Border Patrol Seized $4 Million Worth of Pot at 2:30 a.m. at Scenic Carlsbad Beach

U.S. Border Patrol agents intercepted a maritime smuggling attempt at a southern California beach early this morning and confiscated nearly 3,000 pounds of marijuana. continue reading »

Police Narrow in on ex-LAPD Officer Suspected of Killing Cops

Police Narrow in on ex-LAPD Officer Suspected of Killing Cops

Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles police officer being sought by police for murdering three people, opened fire Tuesday on sheriff's deputies pursuing him near Big Bear Lake, California, wounding two of them, media outlets said. continue reading »

New Report Shows That Border Benchmarks Already Have Been Met

New Report Shows That Border Benchmarks Already Have Been Met

As the components of what should be included in an immigration reform bill take shape, border security, along with enforcement, is proving to be a key part of the framework. Eight senators released a bipartisan proposal earlier this week that included a path to citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Mother Drives Drunk With Kids in Car, Kills Man

LATINO BLOTTER: Mother Drives Drunk With Kids in Car, Kills Man

An aspiring model and mother was arrested after allegedly driving drunk and killing another driving while her children were in the car with her. Reena Ashlie Sanchez, 24, was charged with manslaught continue reading »

Meet In-N-Out Burger’s Quiet Billionaire Heiress, Lynsi Torres

Meet In-N-Out Burger’s Quiet Billionaire Heiress, Lynsi Torres

You may not know her by name, but if you live in the western United States you probably know the restaurant that’s made Lynsi Torres America’s youngest female billionaire. continue reading »

Simply Fresh Fruit Partners with Latino Green Project for “Eat Right, Be Bright” Campaign

Simply Fresh Fruit Partners with Latino Green Project for “Eat Right, Be Bright” Campaign

Inspired by Michelle Obama's Healthy Eating Initiatives, Simply Fresh Fruit partners with Latino Green Project to develop standards-based STEM curriculum at LAUSD continue reading »

Bus Crash in California Leaves At Least 8 Dead, Dozens Injured

Bus Crash in California Leaves At Least 8 Dead, Dozens Injured

On Sunday night, a tour bus carrying people heading back to Mexico after a ski trip in California careened down a mountain road and collided with a pick-up truck at around 6:30 p.m. continue reading »

California Hispanic Population to Equal White in 2014

California Hispanic Population to Equal White in 2014

California demographers say the state will soon have more Hispanic residents than white. According to population projections taken from the California Departmen continue reading »

Archbishop Jose Gomez Speaks Out on Immigration

Archbishop Jose Gomez Speaks Out on Immigration

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, welcomed principles set forth by a group of eight U.S. Senators as a blueprint for reform the country’s immigration system. continue reading »

California DREAM Act Student Welcome Access to Financial Aid

California DREAM Act Student Welcome Access to Financial Aid

Undocumented students in California feel a sense of relief now that they are eligible for financial aid from the state's public universities. continue reading »

“Steps to College” Expects To Aid 2,500 Latino Students in California

“Steps to College” Expects To Aid 2,500 Latino Students in California

Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento, Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez made the following announcement today on behalf of the Steps to College 2013 Steering Committee: continue reading »