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LATINO BLOTTER: Another Woman Attempts to Smuggle Drugs into US in her “Lady Purse”

LATINO BLOTTER: Another Woman Attempts to Smuggle Drugs into US in her “Lady Purse”

Customs and Border Protection agents at the U.S.-Mexico Border say they arrested a woman attempting to cross into the U.S. with drugs hidden in her vaginal cavity. continue reading »

Nuestra Familia Gang Member “Wino” Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison in Drug Trafficking Prosecution

Nuestra Familia Gang Member “Wino” Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison in Drug Trafficking Prosecution

Juan Gallegos, also known as “Wino,” 36, of Salinas, was sentenced today to 21 years and 10 months in prison by United States District Judge William B. Shubb, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. On April 9, 2012, Gallegos pleaded guilty to conspiring to traffic methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana, and four other drug trafficking felonies. There was no plea agreement between Gallegos and the United States. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Male Nurse Arrested for Sex Act with Corpse

LATINO BLOTTER: Male Nurse Arrested for Sex Act with Corpse

A male nurse in Los Angeles allegedly committed a sex act on a female corpse at Sherman Oaks Hospital. Alejandro Razo, 61, was arrested on Sunday on a state healt continue reading »

National Hispanic University to Offer New Online MBA Degree

National Hispanic University to Offer New Online MBA Degree

The National Hispanic University (NHU) is introducing an online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program, offering students a broad base of technical managerial skills and real-world insight continue reading »

Border Patrol Seize Coke and Meth Along California Interstate

Border Patrol Seize Coke and Meth Along California Interstate

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to duties on Interstate 5 in Southern California prevented two narcotic smuggling attempts Tuesday near San Clemente. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Father, Son Given Long-Term Sentences for Racist Attacks

LATINO BLOTTER: Father, Son Given Long-Term Sentences for Racist Attacks

A father and son in California have been handed long prison sentences for their series of attacks on black victims. Santiago Rios, 48, and his son, Louie, 22, have been sentenced a c continue reading »

N. Hollywood Says Goodbye to Iconic Taco Stand

N. Hollywood Says Goodbye to Iconic Taco Stand

The iconic Henry’s Tacos of North Hollywood recently sold what may be its last taco after trouble with the property owner and failed business deals left the stand’s owner unable to keep it open. continue reading »

Canadian Charged For Scamming Aspiring Foreign Actors in Los Angeles

Canadian Charged For Scamming Aspiring Foreign Actors in Los Angeles

A Canadian national who operated a Los Angeles-area immigration consulting business that sought visas on behalf of aspiring foreign actors faces multiple criminal charges for allegedly cheating his clients out of thousands of dollars in an immigration scam. continue reading »

Latinos Getting Fracked?

Latinos Getting Fracked?

2012 closed with an interesting note: As reported in this article from Reuters, the term “fracking” was more popular than “climate change” in US online searches. continue reading »

Facebook Tests Charging $100 to Send Messages to Strangers

Facebook Tests Charging $100 to Send Messages to Strangers

Yes, you read that headline right. Facebook is testing a new feature that charges users $100 to send messages to total strangers. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: 310 Pounds of Pot Found Hidden Among Frozen Carrots

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: 310 Pounds of Pot Found Hidden Among Frozen Carrots

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials saw a drug smuggler was attempting to transport hundreds of pounds of marijuana into the U.S. by covering is with bags of frozen carrots. continue reading »

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez: First Latino Leader to Give Keynote at Dr. King Commemorative Service

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez: First Latino Leader to Give Keynote at Dr. King Commemorative Service

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday observance Annual Commemorative Service, a major event during the King Week celebration, scheduled for Monday, January 21, will feature keynote speaker the Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, continue reading »

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Resigns from Obama Administration

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Resigns from Obama Administration

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, 56, has informed her staff that she plans to resign from the Obama administration, and will not serve as Labor Secretary for the President’s second term. continue reading »

Without Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard Lakers Struggle, Lose 4th Game in a Row

Without Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard Lakers Struggle, Lose 4th Game in a Row

Point guard Steve Nash achieved a career milestone by dishing out his 10,000th assist, but the injury-riddled Los Angeles Lakers plunged deeper into crisis with a 125-112 loss to the Houston Rockets. continue reading »

Juanes at USC for “Grammy in the Schools Live!”

Juanes at USC for “Grammy in the Schools Live!”

Colombian singer Juanes will make a special appearance on Feb. 6 at the University of Southern California during a week of events that will wrap up with the presentation of the Grammy Awards. continue reading »