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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 John Kelly, Chronicle of Social Change In a story last year, The Chronicle reported on research out of

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...

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

California activists walk 285 miles to show support for immigration reform

By Paul Harris, NBCLatino A long walk for social and political change is finally over, for now. “I am exhausted,” said Estefany Mendez. “I have never done anything like this and it was definitely hard to keep...

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

CA Governor Brown considers allowing 3.4M non-citizens to serve on juries

By Frank Stoltze, Southern California Public Radio California could become the first state to allow non-citizens to serve on criminal and civil juries, under legislation now on the governor’s desk. “The jury system is based on our peers...

Monday, August 26th, 2013

San Diego: Home to a “Latin culinary movement”

By Pablo J. Sáinz, La Prensa San Diego Together with neighboring Tijuana, San Diego is home to an immense array of Latino chefs and restaurants that are creating an exciting Latin culinary movement in the border region, according...

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Linda Ronstadt and Parkinson’s

By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog Linda Ronstadt says that Parkinson’s Disease has robbed her of her singing voice. This is such sad news. Linda Ronstadt is one of America’s greatest pop singers and has been since...

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Just 1 in 10 pediatricians offer autism screenings in Spanish

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Many studies have shown that Latino children are less likely to get diagnosed with autism than other kids, and according to a new study, language appropriate screenings may have something to do with it. The study, which...

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Los Angeles resident to become first Latino to head State Bar of California

By Brenda Gazzar, sbsun.com Luis J. Rodriguez will never forget as a boy seeing the El Paso police officer make fun of his father’s broken English while they were visiting the U.S. from Mexico. Or how authorities...

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