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Extreme Trafficking:  Over $1 Million in Coke & Meth Seized at California-Mexico Border

Extreme Trafficking:  Over $1 Million in Coke & Meth Seized at California-Mexico Border

Several packages of methamphetamine and cocaine with a street value of more than $1 million were seized in separate operations over the long July 4th holiday weekend in Southern California, the Border Patrol said. continue reading »

Authorities Investigating Deadly San Francisco Plane Crash

Authorities Investigating Deadly San Francisco Plane Crash

U.S. investigators are examining on Sunday the hard landing of an Asiana airlines jet that killed two people and injured hundreds at the San Francisco international airport. continue reading »

Raymond Rodriguez: Chronicler of Mass Mexican Deportations during Great Depression, Dies at 87

Raymond Rodriguez: Chronicler of Mass Mexican Deportations during Great Depression, Dies at 87

The chronicler of the mass deportation of over 1 million Mexican and Mexican-Americans during the Great Depression and author of “Decade of Betrayal” has died at 87. continue reading »

Boeing 777 Crashes During Landing at San Francisco Airport

Boeing 777 Crashes During Landing at San Francisco Airport

A Boeing 777 jet operated by Korea's Asiana Airlines crash landed Saturday afternoon at the San Francisco International Airport, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said. continue reading »

For Brain Damage Received at Bar, Man Awarded $58M

For Brain Damage Received at Bar, Man Awarded $58M

A California man severely injured at a bar was just awarded $58 million by a jury on Friday. Antonio Lopez Chaj, 43, is now unable to speak after he was brutally beaten at Barra Latina in Los Angeles continue reading »

Soaring Temperatures Continue to Cook Western U.S.

Soaring Temperatures Continue to Cook Western U.S.

Experts offer steps you can take to stay safe as temperatures rise. Temperatures topping 110 and even 120 degrees Fahrenheit have much of the American West sweltering continue reading »

Taco Bell, Del Taco Angry With Pot Expo for Using Their Logos

Taco Bell, Del Taco Angry With Pot Expo for Using Their Logos

Officials for two major fast food taco brands are angry with the Anaheim Kush Expo for using their logos without permission. According to reps for Del Taco and Taco Bell, continue reading »

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 »