| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 13, 2005
Aurora Rico Torres is hosting a big holiday party this week, part of a nine-day celebration leading up to Christmas. Before buying the pozole, punch and pinatas, she took part in another Mexican tradition: pawning.
On a recent afternoon, the young...
| Dec 13, 2013
Pho K5 Vietnamese opened just weeks ago in the renovated former home of Medina's Grocery Store & Restaurant, a hub for the Latino community in Central Florida that closed in May after 43 years.
We started with the pho tai ($6.25 small, $7.50 large), a...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:43 AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA -- El Fondo de Iniciativa para Negocios Hispanos de la Florida (HBIF, siglas en inglés) y la Cámara de Comercio Hispana del Área Metropolitana de Orlando (HCCMO, siglas el inglés) anunciaron los ganadores de la décimosexta entrega de...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:54 PM
City school officials have given the Doc Hurley Scholarship Foundation until Friday to make a "good faith" payment on past debts in order to hold the 39th annual Doc Hurley Basketball Classic scheduled for later this month.
The foundation, whose...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Calumet District tactical officers arrested two men in a car break-in this week and police discovered one may be responsible for a string of Far South Side home and car burglaries dating back a year, police said today.
Glen Jones, 18, and Travis Taylor,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:50 PM
AKRON, Ohio The court-appointed guardian for an Amish girl who fled with her parents to avoid being forced to continue chemotherapy at Akron Children's Hospital has resigned, according to the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:35 PM
MIAMI As new tensions mount between Haiti and the neighboring Dominican Republic, the top brass of the Caribbean Community will decide Tuesday whether to impose sanctions against the Dominican Republic over a high court ruling denying citizenship to...