Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Wendy Carrillo, whose mother brought her to the country from El Salvador illegally, enters race for Becerra seat

*Carrillo is running for the seat to be vacated by Rep. Xavier Becerra. Former Assembly Speaker John A. Perez and Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez have announced their candidacy for the same seat. VL By Sarah D. Wire, Los Angeles Times (1.5 minute read)  A civic and labor activist and journalist who had been in the country illegally is joining

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

The Spanish Lesson I Never Got at School

*This is a terrific and needed read, especially in light of the post-election attempts to launch a new “political correctness” where bilingualism is seen as detrimental to national unity. It’s happening. We need more stories like this. VL...

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Loretta Sanchez dabbed. Kamala Harris threw shade

*Sanchez’s campaign tried to spin it on Twitter saying the dab was the reason she led among millennials. But she trails in favorability polls by 32 points. VL By Liam Dillon, The Los Angeles Times The moderator in...

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Female Janitors Who Suffered Abuse Score A Big Win In California

*This is powerful, and redeeming. VL By Kris Fortin, mitú (2.5 minute read) When everyone goes home from work, school or church, the space becomes the janitors domain. Many of these working class janitors tend to be women,...

Friday, September 16th, 2016

California Passes Game-Changing Ethnic Studies Bill

*It’s being called “the biggest piece of ethnic studies legislation passed in this country’s history.” VL By Roque Planas, Huffington Post California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a landmark bill Tuesday ordering the creation of a model...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Historic Farmworker Overtime Bill Awaits Governor Brown’s Nod

*Do yourself a favor. Check you calendar and realize that it’s 2016 and this is just now happening. VL By Viji Sundaram, New America Media (2.5 minute read) After decades of pushing for fair pay, California farmworkers will...

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Latino Uptick Fueling National Increase in Foster Youths

*This is surprising at first glance. But it makes sense. A Latino population surge is going to be felt in all areas of society. This is an important story with present and long term consequences. VL By...

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The undeclared political war between Latinos and Asians

*Latino proponents of affirmative action in higher educatin in California have encountered an unlikely adversary. The Asian community has rallied against affirmative action. At issue: the disproportionate percentage of Asians in California’s state universities. Legislation that would...

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Hilda Solis “Climate Change Must Be A Priority In 2014″

By Hilda Solis, Latinovations Some of my fondest childhood memories are of family trips to the San Gabriel Mountains for hiking, picnicking and breathing fresh, clean air — a welcome escape from the smell of the Puente...

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

San Diego’s Mayoral Race Heads To Runoff As David Alvarez Looks To Become City’s First Latino Mayor

By Associated Press/Fox News Latino (AP) –  A first-time councilman in came a distant second, but he’ll get another chance to prove to San Diego voters he deserves to be their mayor — and if he does...

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

CA Governor to sign bill allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses

By Sandra Lilley, NBCLatino California Governor Jerry Brown will sign a bill Thursday allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, an issue which has long been advocated by the state’s immigrants rights groups. “This is really a...

Friday, September 13th, 2013

California passes bill to license more undocumented immigrant drivers

By Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO — Laboring late into the night Thursday to finish their work for the year, state lawmakers acted to allow many more immigrants who are in the country...

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

L.A. high school coach runs extra mile, awarded Most Inspiring Coach of the Year

By Maria Camila Bernal, NBCLatino In the East Los Angeles community where Coach Justin Torres trains his cross country and track high school students, the dropout rate is 70 percent, families live on very low incomes and...

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Cal Worthington, a legend passes. Se habla Español

By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog I grew up listening to, and memorizing the commercials of, “Cal Worthington and his dog Spot.” Cal is now dead. At 92. Worthington, of course, was anathema to animal-rights folks, as he...

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