California Names First Latina Chief Justice of Supreme Court

California Gov. Gavin Newsom nominated Justice Patricia Guerrero to serve as the next chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court, which will make her the first Latina to fill the position.

  • Aug 12, 2022
  • 2:07 PM

Southern California’s Placita Dolores Huerta a Model Affordable Housing Community (OPINION)

The rest of Southern California, and indeed the rest of the state and the nation, should view Placita Dolores Huerta as an example of how to make communities stronger through collaboration and innovation.

  • Apr 5, 2022
  • 12:29 PM

Judge Confirmed as 1st Latina on California Supreme Court

A San Diego appeals court judge who is the daughter of Mexican immigrants was confirmed Tuesday as the first Latina to serve on the California Supreme Court. Patricia Guerrero, 50, grew up in the agricultural Imperial Valley and has worked as prosecutor, law firm partner and Superior Court judge and is on the state’s 4th District Court of Appeal.

  • Mar 24, 2022
  • 10:52 AM

Young Latina Running to Represent Her Hometown in California

“The part of the district I’m running for has been my home since birth. My dad grew up there. My grandmother and grandfather came here through the bracero program and set down roots in L.A.,” Nicole López, 27, tells Latino Rebels. “My district has a lot of heart. We work really hard.”

  • Feb 22, 2022
  • 4:46 PM

First Latina, Daughter of Immigrants Nominated to California Supreme Court

Justice Patricia Guerrero, 50, of San Diego, grew up in the agricultural Imperial Valley and has worked as a federal prosecutor, law firm partner, Superior Court judge and now sits on the 4th District Court of Appeal.

  • Feb 16, 2022
  • 12:13 PM

California Gov. Newsom Wants Health Coverage for All Immigrants

Backed by soaring revenues amid the pandemic, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday proposed a budget that would pay for the health care of all the state’s low-income residents living in the country illegally, while cutting taxes for businesses and halting a scheduled increase in the gas tax later this summer.

  • Jan 11, 2022
  • 2:09 PM

From EL FARO ENGLISH: Salvadoran Soccer Team, a California Export

On September 8, El Salvador’s men’s national team suited up for its World Cup qualifying match against Canada with five of the eleven starters born in the United States.

  • Nov 17, 2021
  • 11:00 AM

California Makes Ethnic Studies a High School Requirement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Along with English, science, math and other graduation requirements, California high school students will have to take a course in ethnic studies to get a diploma starting in 2029-30.

  • Oct 12, 2021
  • 2:25 PM

OPINION: A Commonsense Rule to Promote Clean Air and Boost California’s East Bay Area Economic Recovery 

Join me in calling on the air district to adopt the most stringent cat cracker rule.

  • Jun 1, 2021
  • 12:27 PM

Alex Padilla, From California To Capitol Hill (A Latino USA Podcast)

In our extended conversation with Alex Padilla, we look at why it has taken so long for a Latino to represent California in the Senate, and the many issues the senator must address.

  • May 14, 2021
  • 11:31 AM

Family Denounces Police Custody Death of Mario Gonzalez in California

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of an unarmed 26-year-old San Francisco Bay Area man is struggling to understand how a minor confrontation with police led to his death on the same day a jury in Minneapolis began considering similar circumstances in the George Floyd case.

  • Apr 29, 2021
  • 2:11 PM

Census: Texas Gains Congress Seats, California Loses First Time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States’ population growth has declined to its slowest rate since the Great Depression, the Census Bureau said Monday, while the nation’s political center of gravity keeps shifting further to the Republican-led South and West. Texas, Florida and other Sun Belt states are gaining congressional seats as chillier climes like New York and Ohio lose them.

  • Apr 26, 2021
  • 6:02 PM

MEET LA PRENSA: Cora Cervantes on California’s COVID Vaccine Rollout

A story that needed more attention.

  • Apr 6, 2021
  • 9:10 PM

Newsom Taps California Election Chief Padilla for US Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Tuesday as the state’s next U.S. senator to fill the seat being vacated by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

  • Dec 22, 2020
  • 1:48 PM

It’s Time California Had Its First Mexican American U.S. Senator (OPINION)

Mexican Americans have been instrumental in building California, making it the economic powerhouse that it is today. Yet rarely have our contributions been recognized.

  • Dec 18, 2020
  • 4:14 PM

California Vetoed Ethnic Studies Requirements for Public High School Students, But the Movement Grows

Despite the veto, California’s struggle highlights a growing national movement to teach ethnic studies in K-12 classrooms.

  • Nov 30, 2020
  • 11:17 AM

A YES Vote on Proposition 16 Will Put a Final End to the Pete Wilson Legacy in California (OPINION)

The through line connecting the anti-immigrant Proposition 187 and the anti-affirmative-action Proposition 209 is apparent, and it takes human form in the person of chief proponent Governor Pete Wilson.

  • Nov 1, 2020
  • 6:35 PM

New Study of California Latinas Shows Economic Barriers Widening

“Latinas have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic both in health and work, highlighting the systemic racism that holds our communities back,” said Helen Torres, executive director of HOPE.

  • Oct 2, 2020
  • 4:33 PM

California Left in Ashes by Suburban Expansion Built on Decades of Exclusion and Criminalization of the Poor

The state’s fates have been sealed by real estate corporations and obsequious governments.

  • Sep 16, 2020
  • 10:12 AM

An Ethnic Studies Victory in California: ¡Sí Se Puede! (OPINION)

It’s imperative that students unlearn and debunk the Eurocentric master narrative that is taught in our universities/colleges and K-12 schools.

  • Sep 11, 2020
  • 1:31 PM

Motivated by Social Movements, Poll Says 73% of California Latinos Certain to Vote in November

The August poll of 1,202 registered Latino voters in California also looked into issues of how the community is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, vote-by-mail as well as state ballot initiatives.

  • Sep 2, 2020
  • 4:31 PM

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