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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 »

After Positive Reception in 2012, Disneyland Expanding Three Kings Fest

After Positive Reception in 2012, Disneyland Expanding Three Kings Fest

The Disneyland theme park in Southern California is expanding its celebration of Three Kings Day after the Hispanic community's enthusiastic response to last year continue reading »

Paparazzo Chris Guerra Killed After Chasing Justin Bieber’s Car in L.A.

Paparazzo Chris Guerra Killed After Chasing Justin Bieber’s Car in L.A.

A freelance paparazzo was killed in Los Angeles on Tuesday after he was struck by a car as he was trying to take photos of what he thought was Justin Bieber getting a traffic ticket. continue reading »

Latino Voices Supported California Coastal Conservation

Latino Voices Supported California Coastal Conservation

Good news for California’s coast: California has now completed its Marine Protected Areas (MPA) network. This is in addition to President Obama’s recent announcement for a proposed extension of national marine sanctuaries. continue reading »

Border Patrol Nabs 2 for Illegal Re-Entry: MS-13 Gang Member, Sex Offender

Border Patrol Nabs 2 for Illegal Re-Entry: MS-13 Gang Member, Sex Offender

In two separate incidents, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico Station apprehended a registered sex offender, and a Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) gang member. continue reading »

Check Out Pinky, the Chihuahua with Only 2 Legs (VIDEO)

Check Out Pinky, the Chihuahua with Only 2 Legs (VIDEO)

Named after the Happy Days character Pinky Tuscadero, Pinky the Chihuahua was born with just two hind legs. Though most dogs born with such deformities are euthanized, continue reading »

Consulate General of MX Helping Latino Students with ‘Steps to College’

Consulate General of MX Helping Latino Students with ‘Steps to College’

2013 Feria Universitaria Expects 2,500 Latino High School Students - Focus is on College Financial Aid & Admissions - Latino high school students are invited to learn abo continue reading »

Children’s Book Inspires Kids to Honor Classmate’s Late Father

Children’s Book Inspires Kids to Honor Classmate’s Late Father

A children’s book has inspired students at a California elementary to help their classmate’s family pay for his father’s funeral. “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” was released in 1977 but 35 yea continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man at Mall Fires Gun 50 Times Because He’s Stressed

LATINO BLOTTER: Man at Mall Fires Gun 50 Times Because He’s Stressed

A California man has been arrested for firing his gun dozens of times at a Newport Beach mall. Police say Marcos Gurrola, 42, fired his pistol 50 times in the parking on Saturday. continue reading »

Immigration News:  California Jails May Limit Immigration Holds to Convicts Only

Immigration News:  California Jails May Limit Immigration Holds to Convicts Only

In the next year, many of California’s local jails might limit federal immigration “holds” to detainees with felony convictions, greatly reducing the number of people deported from the state solely for entering the country without permission. continue reading »

Hispanic Education: California Cuts Adult English Classes

Hispanic Education: California Cuts Adult English Classes

Just four years ago, Oakland public schools taught English as a second language to 14,000 adults. The students’ native tongues included Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and more than 40 other languages. Then, the school district eliminated the program. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Wearing Captain America Mask Arrested After Multiple Robberies

LATINO BLOTTER: Man Wearing Captain America Mask Arrested After Multiple Robberies

Police in California have arrested the man believed to be behind a series of robberies. What made this robbery so different however, was the fact that the robber was wearing a Captain America. continue reading »