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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 »

Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo Suffers Another Career Setback

Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo Suffers Another Career Setback

The career bad news just keeps piling up for Spanish radio jock Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo. The former host of ‘Piolin en la Mañana’ was just released from the family-friendly Free Birds movie. continue reading »

Los Angeles Honors Telenovela Producer Carla Estrada

Los Angeles Honors Telenovela Producer Carla Estrada

The Mexican producer of telenovelas, Carla Estrada, was honored by the city of Los Angeles for her audiovisual work and her support for the Hispanic community in the United States. continue reading »

California Doctors, Nurses Headed to Peru to Provide Free Care

California Doctors, Nurses Headed to Peru to Provide Free Care

Close to 100 California medical professionals and volunteers are going on a humanitarian mission to Huacho, Peru. "We hope to care for between 8,000 and 10,000 people" continue reading »

Museum of Latin American Art Displaying Lucha Lubre Exhibit “Katharsis”

Museum of Latin American Art Displaying Lucha Lubre Exhibit “Katharsis”

The Museum of Latin American Art's latest exhibit is “Katharsis,” photographs and film clips from the Photography Collection of the Fundación Televisa. The collection documents Mexican wrestling or “lucha libre.” continue reading »

Immigration Reform Could Lead to Surge of Adult Learners

Immigration Reform Could Lead to Surge of Adult Learners

Teachers at California's adult schools expressed their concern over the requirement to learn English included in the immigration reform package approved in the Senate, given that it would increase the number of students at institutions that are already suffering from budget cuts. continue reading »

California News Anchor Facing Public-Intoxication Charges

California News Anchor Facing Public-Intoxication Charges

A California news anchor is facing public-intoxication charges mere months after her disappearance sparked an extensive search. On Monday, Paula Lopez of KEYT News was arrested near her home in Santa continue reading »

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Luis Rodriguez First Latino to Head California Bar

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Luis Rodriguez First Latino to Head California Bar

Luis J. Rodriguez is making history in his native California by becoming the first Latino to head the State Bar of California, representing over 200,000 attorneys in the state. continue reading »

BIZARRE: Woman Suing Psychic for Taking $11K, Not Lifting Curse

BIZARRE: Woman Suing Psychic for Taking $11K, Not Lifting Curse

A North Hollywood woman in suing her former psychic for not lifting a curse she paid the mystic thousands of dollars to end. A suit filed by Klarissa Castro in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Psychic Readings By Yana's continue reading »

San Diego Hosts “Proyecto 5” - An Exhibition of Contemporary Mexican Art

San Diego Hosts “Proyecto 5” - An Exhibition of Contemporary Mexican Art

San Diego's Centro Cultural de La Raza is hosting "Proyecto 5," an exhibition of contemporary Mexican art featuring the works of such artists as Arturo Aicos, Otilia Carrillo and Julie Sasson. continue reading »