CA: Latino Interest

CA: Latino Interest

California Latino Interest News, Lifestyle and Entertainment

CA: Latino Interest

CA: Latino Interest
California Latino Interest News, Lifestyle and Entertainment
CAL STATE LA - Los Angeles

Power Shift 2019: Cal State LA panel brings together pioneering Latino leaders

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Pioneering Latino and Latina leaders gathered at Cal State LA to discuss monumental events that helped shape the political landscape of California. The discussion at the State Playhouse included leaders featured in the recently released book Power Shift: How Latinos in California Transformed Politics in the Nation.
California State Assembly

Calif. Assembly Speaker Rendon to Lead Assembly Delegation to Mexico in January

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) will lead a delegation of Assemblymembers on a four-day mission to Mexico, California’s neighbor and trading partner, to reinforce the closeness of the relationship. The mission will go from January 10-13, 2018. The legislative delegation will also include Assemblymembers Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Jose Medina (D-Riverside), and Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino).
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation To Protect California’s Hard-Working Immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a package of bills to enhance housing, school, workplace and civil protections for California's immigrants. "This action protects public safety and ensures hard-working people who contribute to our state are respected," said Governor Brown.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Calif. Measure to Expand Educational Access for Refugees Signed Into Law – AB343

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A measure which will provide refugees with in-state tuition at California Community Colleges during their first year of residency was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown (D - California). Assembly Bill (AB) 343, part of the 'California Welcomes Refugees' legislative package, furthers the Golden State’s efforts to integrate refugee immigrants into our state.
Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cardenas Leads Hispanic Heritage Resolution, Highlights Contributions of DREAMers

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In recognition of 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month, Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) introduced H.Res.524 in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was joined by 104 Members of Congress who signed on as original co-sponsors.
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Assembly Speaker Rendon Statement on DACA Repeal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) released the following statement after President Donald Trump exercised executive authority to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Latino Victory Fund

Latino Victory Project Statement on Trump Decision to End DACA Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cristóbal J. Alex, President of Latino Victory Project, issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it would terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects certain undocumented youth from deportation.
Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cardenas statement on Trump decision to eliminate Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- Today, U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to eliminate the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.
Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra

In California, Late Rock n’ Roll Legend Ritchie Valens Gets Highway Designation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, California approved Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) ACR 23, officially naming a portion of Interstate 5 between State Route 170 and State Route 118 in the northeast San Fernando Valley after rock and roll icon Ritchie Valens.
Latino Victory Fund

Latino Victory Project Statement on Fifth Anniversary of DACA, implemented by President Obama in 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cristóbal J. Alex, President of Latino Victory Project, issued the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which protects certain undocumented youth from deportation. Nearly 800,000 young people have benefited from the program since it was implemented by President Barack Obama in 2012.
Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra

Calif. Legislation to Repeal Anti-Immigrant Provisions in Prop. 187 Passes Senate Committee – AB 222

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. Senate Public Safety Committee voted 5-2 to repeal anti-immigrant sections of the California Penal Code, enacted in 1994 as part of Proposition 187 to fight the perceived ills of illegal immigration and unfairly punish undocumented immigrants in California. Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) AB 222 would place a measure on the 2020 ballot that would ask voters to bring equity to California’s criminal justice laws by ensuring the use and manufacturing of a false immigration documents carries the same penalties for the use and production of a fake driver’s license.
Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra

CA Legislation to Repeal Anti-Immigrant Provisions in Prop. 187 Approved by Calif. State Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Calif. State Assembly voted 54-21 to approve legislation to bring equity to California’s criminal justice laws, by ensuring the use and manufacturing of false immigration documents carries the same penalties as the use and production of a fake driver’s license. Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra's (D-Pacoima) AB 222 requires California voters to repeal sections 113 and 114 of the California Penal Code.
City of Culver City

Culver City, California Becomes Latest U.S. Sanctuary City

CULVER CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- At its March 27, 2017 meeting, the City Council of the City of Culver City adopted a Resolution to declare itself a sanctuary city. According to the Resolution, "The City of Culver City is a sanctuary city for all of its residents, and the City stands in solidarity with other sanctuary jurisdictions."
Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Introduces Legislation to Honor César Chávez

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas, introduced a congressional resolution honoring the life and work of César Chávez. Chávez was a prominent labor rights activist who organized migrant and farm laborers in the western United States.
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

Community Advocate Martha Cota Named Calif. 70th District 2017 Woman of the Year by Asm. O’Donnell

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) honored Long Beach’s Martha Beatriz Cota on the Assembly Floor yesterday as the 70th District’s 2017 Woman of the Year. Ms. Cota founded Latinos In Action in 2009 and has served as its Executive Director since its inception.
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Statement on Immigration & Customs Enforcement Raids in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On February 9, 2017, several urgent reports of the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency launching raids in Downey, Van Nuys, San Bernardino, and Santa Paula reached Senator Mendoza’s Capitol and District Offices. “It is important that the Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency publicly address the nature of these raids,” Senator Mendoza said.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Calif. Assemblymembers McCarty, Gonzalez Fletcher and Nazarian to Introduce ‘California Welcomes Refugees’ Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento), Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D – San Diego) and Adrin Nazarian (D- Sherman Oaks) will introduce a legislative package that builds upon California’s efforts to welcome and successfully integrate refugees from around the world.
Latino Victory Fund

Latino Victory Project Condemns President Elect Trump’s ‘Voter Fraud’ False Allegations

OPINION: Yesterday, Donald Trump reacted to the election recount in Wisconsin and to the news that Hillary Clinton has over 2 million more popular votes than him, by lashing out on Twitter and arguing election fraud. President-elect Donald J. Trump claimed through social media that he “won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
Latino Victory Fund

Latino Victory Fund Statement on Donald Trump Extreme Immigrant Vetting Process

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Donald Trump recently said he will implement a strict, extreme screening process for people who wish to immigrate...
SEIU ULTCW

2016 'Stand up to Hate' Campaign Offers Naturalization Workshops Throughout the U.S.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As part of the “Stand up to Hate” campaign, SEIU, Mi Familia Vota, NPNA, iAmerica, UFCW, Unite...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cardenas Statement on Effects of AT&T – Univision Dispute

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Congressman Cárdenas released the following statement in response to the ongoing dispute between Univision and...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cardenas Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Review Immigration Executive Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision to hear...

Arab-Latina Beauty Sofia Hanan Runs for Miss California USA Despite Backlash Towards Arabs

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Regardless of America's focus on 'white nationalism,' Palestinian-Latina-American Sofia Hanan continues on her quest to become Miss California USA 2016. The U.S. has become ultra sensitive to the idea of outsiders living amongst them. Fears heightened after recent Paris attacks and the on-going manhunt for its coordinator.
Assemblymember Isadore Hall - Feb 14 2013

DUMP TRUMP: Calif. State Senate Calls on California to Divest from Donald Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Senate has approved a measure by Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) that publicly...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Remove the Term 'Alien' from California Labor Code : SB432

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Jerry Brown today signed SB 432 by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor and...
Assemblymember Isadore Hall - Feb 14 2013

Calif. Senator Isadore Hall Introduces Measure Calling on California to Divest from Donald Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) introduced Senate Resolution 39 (Hall) that publicly condemns Republican...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cardenas Welcomes Luis Gutierrez to Valley to Protect Undocumented Workers March 21

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) will join U.S. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Chicago), this Saturday, to help...

Documentary Film director Eric Schwartz shows Chicano contribution to worldwide body-art culture

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tattoos adorn the bodies of over 45 million Americans and the phenomenon of ink-on-flesh is now global. One area often overlooked when discussing tattoo art is the contribution of the Chicano community. 'The elevation of the tattoo to the status of art can be directly traced to Chicano culture,' notes Eric Schwartz, director of the documentary motion picture, 'Tattoo Nation.'
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Introduces Legislation Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- To recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) today joined U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown, Attorney General Harris and Legislative Leaders Announce Unaccompanied Minor Legislation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and members of the Latino Legislative Caucus announced legislation to provide legal services to the unaccompanied minors arriving in California from Central America.
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Senator Alex Padilla to Welcome National Latino Leaders to NALEO’S 31st Annual Conference in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) President of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) will...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas Forces Full House Vote On Comprehensive Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, one day after forcing a Rules Committee vote on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, U.S. Rep....
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Congressman Cárdenas’ Honors César Estrada Chávez

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- Thursday, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) introduced a bill honoring the life and activities of César Chávez,...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Tony Cárdenas Statement On Republican Immigration Reform

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) issued a statement, following reports of the House Republican “Standards...

Bilingual Mobile Healthcare Resource Launched to Leverage Calif. Latino Mobile Behaviors in Hyperlocal Capacity Building Initiative

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Latino Consultants, LLC, a leading social-cause marketing firm for 18 years, today launched the first bilingual mobile health resource 'web-app' as part of a hyper-local capacity building initiative in Contra Costa County, Calif. The tools are evidence-based and leverage the mobile health behaviors of low-income communities to engage in accessing enrollment and local health resources.
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas Statement On House Immigration Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) today released a statement following the introduction, and his co-sponsorship, of H.R....
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Senator Alex Padilla Calls on Congress and President Obama to Act In Response to the Decision on the Voting Rights...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) and President of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cardenas Demands Comprehensive Immigration Reform Protect Farm Workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) issued a statement regarding the announcement of a...
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Cesar Chavez Day March 31

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown issued a proclamation declaring Sunday, March 31, 2013 as "Cesar Chávez Day" in the...

GROW Elect welcomes Josh Valdez, DBA to Board, will help to Ensure California Latino Republican Voices Are Heard

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Josh Valdez, DBA, the former Regional Director for the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has accepted an appointment to the Board of GROW Elect, Latino Consultants announced today. GROW Elect is a political organization founded in 2011 for the purpose of electing Latino Republicans to local office in California.
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas' First U.S. House Bill Honors Cesar Chavez

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) introduced his inaugural piece of legislation in the United States...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Honors Community Leaders & Organizations with Latino Heritage Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Wednesday joined by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi honored community leaders and organizations in celebration of Latino Heritage Month for their important social, cultural, and economic contributions to the Latino community and to the entire City of San Francisco.

Romney Campaign Expands Latino Focus: Names Josh Valdez, DBA, Chairman of Campaign's Health Care Insurance Industry Group

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Latino Consultants, LLC today announced that Josh Valdez, DBA, the former Regional Director for the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has been named the Chair of Health Care Insurance Industry Group by the Romney for President campaign.
Orange County Great Park

Orange County 2012 Flights & Sounds Summer Festival Begins August 2 with a Latin Music Weekend

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park, in association with Irvine Barclay Theatre, launches the fifth annual Flights &...

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers CEO Pilar Montoya is Honored for Advancing STEM Awareness

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Inc (SHPE) Chief Executive Officer, Pilar Montoya, has been nationally recognized...
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. State Senator Alex Padilla Elected President, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) has been elected President of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed...

Los Angeles County Students to Study in China Under the 100,000 Strong Initiative

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On February 17, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visited the International Studies Learning Center (ISLC), a public middle and high school in South Gate, California, within the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Senator Alex Padilla

Calif. Senator Padilla to Speak at University of Southern California Latino Leaders Fireside Chat Series

VAN NUYS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee to be keynote speaker at the University of Southern California (USC) this Friday, January 27 at 12 noon in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Rosen Family Theatre, Room 227.

Long Beach Welcomes U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program Participants from Latin America

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Partnering with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the International Visitors Council of...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced today he has signed SB 657 by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) to...

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