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As Of Today, California No Longer Has A White Majority

As Of Today, California No Longer Has A White Majority

The number of Latinos will match the number of white non-Hispanic population for the first time in California this month, according to the California Department of Finance. The same study also found that Latinos will become a plurality in 2014, continue reading »

BUSTED: Former-NBA Player Gilbert Arenas Arrested for 100 lbs of Illegal Fireworks

BUSTED: Former-NBA Player Gilbert Arenas Arrested for 100 lbs of Illegal Fireworks

Former NBA player Gilbert Arenas was arrested Thursday morning after police discovered the bed of his truck was full of illegal fireworks. Arenas, who once played for the Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic, continue reading »

Where Can Undocumented Immigrants Drive “Legally”?

Where Can Undocumented Immigrants Drive “Legally”?

Across the country from California to Vermont, lawmakers are changing legislation in regards to driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. In the past year many states have passed new bills and laws allowing the undocumented the right to drive legally. continue reading »

Teen Gets 90 Years in Jail for Shooting, Killing Toddler

Teen Gets 90 Years in Jail for Shooting, Killing Toddler

A Los Angeles teen was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for shooting and killing a one-year-old last summer. In June 2012, Donald Ray Dokins, then 15, opened fire in continue reading »

Predominantly Latino Elementary School in California to be Renamed in Honor of Michelle Obama

Predominantly Latino Elementary School in California to be Renamed in Honor of Michelle Obama

A predominantly Latino San Fernando Valley School has voted to change its name to honor First Lady Michelle Obama. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Naked Subway Acrobat Arrested

LATINO BLOTTER: Naked Subway Acrobat Arrested

The California man who became known as the naked subway acrobat was arrested this week after a video of his antics, which include harassing both make and female passengers, went viral. continue reading »

DOL Announes $9M for Career Training for Migrant Farmworkers

DOL Announes $9M for Career Training for Migrant Farmworkers

he U.S. Department of Labor today announced $9.1 million in grants to seven organizations through the National Farmworker Jobs Program to improve economic opportunities and combat chronic unemployment and underemployment for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman, 72, Keeps Robber at Bay with Revolver

LATINO BLOTTER: Woman, 72, Keeps Robber at Bay with Revolver

A robber picked the wrong house to break into on Sunday when he attempted to steal from the home a well-armed 72-year-old woman in California. continue reading »

POLL:  Support for Continuing Affirmative Action at Record Low

POLL:  Support for Continuing Affirmative Action at Record Low

A new poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal shows record low support for the continuation of Affirmative Action. This poll comes at a time when the Supreme Court is debating the issue. continue reading »

HORRIFIC: Police Looking for Chihuahua Murderer

HORRIFIC: Police Looking for Chihuahua Murderer

Police are looking for any information that may be related to the killing of two dogs in a California suburb. Thursday morning, Yolo County Sheriff's deputes we continue reading »

Santa Monica Shooter Claims 5th Victim and 2nd Member of Close-Knit Latino Family

Santa Monica Shooter Claims 5th Victim and 2nd Member of Close-Knit Latino Family

The Santa Monica shooter, tentatively identified as John Zawahari, claimed a fifth victim and second member of the Navarro Franco family. Marcela Franco, 26, was traveling in an SUV with her father, Carlos Navarro Franco, 68, when Zawahari shot at their car. continue reading »

L.A. “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez Dies in Prison at 53, Killer of 13

L.A. “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez Dies in Prison at 53, Killer of 13

Richard Ramirez, a serial killer dubbed "the night stalker," died Friday at a hospital in northern California, authorities at San Quentin State Prison said. He was 53. Ramirez, who spent years on death row, died of "natural causes," state officials said. continue reading »

California Associate Principal Accused of Sex Crimes

California Associate Principal Accused of Sex Crimes

A school in Camarillo, California has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into allegations she inappropriately touched a juvenile female and an adult female at the school. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Father Leaves Injured Son Behind After Car Accident

LATINO BLOTTER: Father Leaves Injured Son Behind After Car Accident

It seems we may have a contender for Worst Father of the Year on our hands. On Sunday, 40-year-old Angelo Fabiani Arroyo lost control of his vehicle while driving in San Diego. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: California Man Faces Charges for Painting Crosswalk on Street

LATINO BLOTTER: California Man Faces Charges for Painting Crosswalk on Street

A California man was recently charged with vandalism for his attempt to make his area safer. Anthony Cardenas, 52, of Vallejo, Calif. was arrested last week for "vandalizing" a street by painting a crosswalk on it. continue reading »