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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 »

LATINO BLOTTER: Naked Man Run Over by Naked Fiancé

LATINO BLOTTER: Naked Man Run Over by Naked Fiancé

A man was taken to a California hospital in critical condition after his inebriated fiancé ran him over. On Thursday, a naked 30-year-old Alberto Giovanni Bravo was run over by his fiancé, continue reading »

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 »