LGBT Community Rejoice! Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA
LGBT Community Rejoice! Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/26/2013 - 10:30

It's a historic time for the LGBT community! The Supreme Court struck down on a provision of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's same-sex marriage ban, known as Proposition 8, this morning.


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Leila Fowler
12-Year-Old Boy Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Sister
By Amaris Castillo | 05/15/2013 - 10:30

What a tragedy. A California 12-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree murder in the killing of his 8-year-old sister.

According to NBC station KCRA in Sacramento, Leila Fowler was found with multiple knife wounds on April 27 in her family’s Valley Springs home.


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Solar Eclipse
Don't Miss the Solar Eclipse This Weekend!
By Samantha Leal | 05/17/2012 - 09:45

Parts of the U.S. will get a treat this weekend. On Sunday, May 20, a solar eclipse will blot out part of the sun (up to 94 percent!), causing the sun to appear as a thin ring behind the moon. This will be visible to the western states, appearing to northern California first and then making its way across to the Texas panhandle.


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Obama Rasies 4 Million for Reelection Campaign in California
Obama Raises $4 Million for Reelection Campaign in California
By Jill Pankow | 02/17/2012 - 11:38

President Barack Obama had a full schedule recently as he wined and dined with prominent figures in California to raise support, and money, for his re-election campaign. After two days of fundraising with celebrities and business leaders in Southern California Obama was able to raise $4 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


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California Signs Second Portion of DREAM Act
California Governor Signs Second Portion of DREAM Act
By Amaris Castillo | 10/11/2011 - 08:43

This past weekend, California governor Jerry Brown announced that he had signed the second portion of the state’s DREAM Act or AB 131. This part, which has been described as contentious, allows undocumented students to apply for scholarships financed by the state – as well as aid at state universities, according to The New York Times.


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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Quiero Mi Boda’ Star Dishes on Her 15 Bridesmaids!
By Amaris Castillo | 09/12/2011 - 17:17

Tonight on MTV Tr3s’ reality series, Quiero Mi Boda, we meet 25-year-old Lucy and 26-year-old Jorge. The Californian couple met as teenagers and dated for a decade before they tied the knot. For a while, the young couple was chaperoned by Lucy’s nephews and nieces during dates. For Lucy, who was born in Mexico, the date chaperoning was just an expectation placed by her parents, but for Jorge, who is Mexican-American, it took some getting used to.


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EXCLUSIVE: 7 Latin A-Listers Hit the Red Carpet for the Alma Awards!
EXCLUSIVE: 7 Latin A-Listers Hit the Red Carpet for the Alma Awards!
By Lee Hernandez | 09/11/2011 - 01:52

Latina Magazine's Editorial Director Galina Espinoza served as the red carpet correspondent for Access Hollywood earlier tonight at the Alma Awards, which were held in Santa Monica, California. 


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Dream Act Passes in California
DREAM Act Passes in California!
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/01/2011 - 15:00

California is one step closer to making the DREAM Act a reality. The State Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would allow undocumented students to apply for financial aid and scholarships from the state.

U.S. Secretary of Education Says DREAM Act Critical for Realizing the Country's Goals


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California Signs Its Version of DREAM Act
California Signs Version of DREAM Act Into Law
By Amaris Castillo | 07/28/2011 - 13:00

California has made it easier for undocumented students to receive financial aid. California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 130 into law, which makes access to privately funded financial aid easier for the population. 

Senate Blocks the DREAM Act


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Critical Mass: Latino Youth in California & New Mexico Outnumber Peers
Critical Mass: Latino Youth in California & New Mexico Outnumber Peers
By Amaris Castillo | 07/08/2011 - 13:35

For the first time in national history, Latino youth are the majority among their peers in California and New Mexico, CNN.com reports.  The finding is based on census data released earlier this year.  White children are now minorities in Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Maryland and Hawaii according to a data analysis by William Frey, an internationally recognized demo


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