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San Francisco Poised to End Immigration Detention and Not Cooperate with Immigration Officials

San Francisco Poised to End Immigration Detention and Not Cooperate with Immigration Officials

San Francisco is poised to shape its own immigration reform law by ending immigration detention. The legislative proposal would make it illegal for San Francisco law enforcement to detain anyone on suspicion of immigration violations on behalf of the federal government. continue reading »

Former L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Accepts Job with Herbalife, Criticism Swift & Harsh

Former L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Accepts Job with Herbalife, Criticism Swift & Harsh

The former Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa has been hired to be an adviser to the controversial Herbalife Ltd. the company announced through a press release. The announcement received swift and harsh criticism from the Latino community. continue reading »

Border Patrol Seizes 9 Tons of Marijuana Worth $14 Million

Border Patrol Seizes 9 Tons of Marijuana Worth $14 Million

This week, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to San Clemente Station’s Commercial Vehicle Interdiction Squad stopped a tractor/trailer found to contain more than 9 tons of marijuana. continue reading »

Sen. Feinstein to Immigration Officials: Stop Deporting Undocumented Farmworkers

Sen. Feinstein to Immigration Officials: Stop Deporting Undocumented Farmworkers

California’s senior senator, Dianne Feinstein, didn’t mince words “Stop deporting farmworkers” or you risk crippling the country’s food supply and devastating the agricultural industry. continue reading »

Pioneer in Farm Labor Movement Jessie De La Cruz Dies at 93

Pioneer in Farm Labor Movement Jessie De La Cruz Dies at 93

The farm labor movement has lost one of its most respected voices with the death of Jessie De La Cruz, at age 93. continue reading »

CA Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Why Undocumented Should Be Admitted to State Bar

CA Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments on Why Undocumented Should Be Admitted to State Bar

On Wednesday the California Supreme Court will begin to hear oral arguments as to why the undocumented should be admitted to the state bar when it reviews the case of Sergio Garcia. continue reading »

9 Tons of Marijuana Seized Along California Border

9 Tons of Marijuana Seized Along California Border

More than nine tons of marijuana with a street value of $15 million were found in a truck and a suspect was arrested this weekend by agents from the station in San Clemente, located north of San Diego, California, the Border Patrol said. continue reading »

Soledad Mexia: Oldest Person Born in Mexico, Oldest Person Living in California Dies at 114

Soledad Mexia: Oldest Person Born in Mexico, Oldest Person Living in California Dies at 114

According to AP the oldest person born in Mexico that was also the oldest person living in California has died at the age of 114. continue reading »

Wilmer Valderrama Selling Tarzana, California Home for $3.495 Million

Wilmer Valderrama Selling Tarzana, California Home for $3.495 Million

Wilmer Valderrama has reportedly put his Tarzana, California home up for sale. The former "That '70s Show" star is said to be selling his party house for $3.495 million, which is lower than the $3.525 million he paid in 2005. continue reading »

Grandparents of Boy Tortured to Death File Lawsuit Against DCFS

Grandparents of Boy Tortured to Death File Lawsuit Against DCFS

The grandparents of a boy who died after allegedly being beaten by his mother's boyfriend while she did nothing to stop it says employees with multiple agencies failed to protect their grandson. continue reading »

California Artist Creates Cardboard Figures of Domestic Help in L.A.

California Artist Creates Cardboard Figures of Domestic Help in L.A.

Ramiro Gomez is combating "the invisibility" of immigrant workers employed in the mansions of Los Angeles by painting cardboard figures of them that he installs in the city's exclusive areas to remind people of their existence. continue reading »

Homeless Couple Awarded $4M After Being Shot by LA Deputies in 2010

Homeless Couple Awarded $4M After Being Shot by LA Deputies in 2010

In 2010, Angel Mendez and his pregnant wife Jennifer Mendez were living in a makeshift wooden shack in southern California when deputies barged in looking for a wanted parolee. The frightened husband, not realizing who was in their home, reached for his nearby BB gun as the de continue reading »

Meet Norm Lopez, the Fat Cat Celebrity of Sacramento

Meet Norm Lopez, the Fat Cat Celebrity of Sacramento

Now there's a new cat in town and he has quite the presence. At nearly 30 lbs, Sacramento, California's Norm Lopez is climbing the ladder to stardom. continue reading »

Singer Miguel Arrested for DUI in Los Angeles

Singer Miguel Arrested for DUI in Los Angeles

Singer Miguel was arrested in California this week after being caught driving drunk. The "#Beautiful" singer was arrested at around 2:14 a.m. Thursday morning in Los Angeles when he was pulled over for speed continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Three Teens Accused of Robbing Blind Dates

LATINO BLOTTER: Three Teens Accused of Robbing Blind Dates

Three teens in California's Bay Area stand accused of using social network website Badoo.com to arrange "dates" with men while posing as young women looking for sex. continue reading »