| Oct 23, 2008
Mexican authorities said Wednesday that they arrested a leading drug figure known as El Rey after a shootout in Mexico City early this week.
Jesus Zambada Garcia, the brother of a suspected drug kingpin in the western state of Sinaloa, was among 16...
| Oct 28, 2008
In a damning blow to its fight against drug traffickers, the Mexican government Monday acknowledged severe penetration of a top law enforcement agency by a vicious gang that may even have bought intelligence on U.S. operations from renegade employees.
| Apr 2, 2008
| 10:15 AM
CHICAGO -- United Airlines temporarily grounded 11% of its fleet and cancelled 31 flights today while it tested dozens of Boeing 777s to make sure components of a cargo fire suppression system were operating effectively.
The inspections are the latest to...
| Jun 23, 2008
For the masses in the middle -- people who may have to borrow and scrape to pay for care -- finding the best of the best can be just as important.
Ruth Medina, 25, had a good prognosis with standard medical treatment when she suffered a recurrence of...
| May 2, 2006
Feeling power in their numbers, hundreds of thousands of people marched peacefully, even joyously, through the streets of Los Angeles on Monday as part of a nationwide demonstration of economic and political clout by immigrants -- legal and illegal....
| Oct 15, 2009
Gathered below an overpass on Independence Avenue, dressed in the multiple layers typical of homeless travelers, the migrants watched for the next northbound freight train through Tultitlan.
Many of them, mostly young men and boys, prepared to hop...
| Nov 1, 2009
The Union of Their Dreams
Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez's Farm Worker Movement
Bloomsbury Press: 372 pp., $28
It's hard to challenge a saint. And so, the story of the United Farm Workers union tends to start and stop with...
| Nov 21, 2009
They were 99.9% sure they were going to love it.
The reason they were so certain was that, first, they had been standing in line under a bright shaft of beaming signs for hours at Universal CityWalk Cinemas -- and second, they were about to look at newly...
| Jul 13, 2009
California is issuing IOUs. Banks are balking. Taxpayers, vendors and students will be left holding the bag. And our bond rating just got downgraded, which could cost California billions of dollars in the long run.
This should be the time when our...
| Jan 5, 2010
The coffee beans roasted, ground, packaged and shipped out of the F. Gaviña & Sons Inc. factory in Vernon are as diverse as the ethnic communities that blanket Southern California.
Coffee beans from Ethiopia are ground to make a rich, almost wine-...
| Jan 8, 2006
Red letters flash inside the famous black eagle, symbol of the United Farm Workers: "Donate," the blinking message urges, to carry on the dreams of Cesar Chavez.
Bannered on websites and spread by e-mail, the insistent appeals resonate with a...