Latino Times

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Top Stories October 16th, 2014 by

Rick Grewal hopes to bring Business Skills to Stockton City Council

Stockton City Council candidate Rick Grewal is taking a stand in the fight to create a positive change in his community. He was happy being a successful small business owner, pilot and family man in the city that he loves. However, his concerns about escalating crime and Stockton’s bankruptcy prompted Grewal to run for office […]

Big Valley Ford Lincoln to give Scholarships to Latino Students

Big Valley Ford Lincoln has launched an initiative to support local Latino college students in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. For the effort, the Stockton car dealership has teamed up with Entravision C[...]

Retired U.S. Marshal Amador Seeks Congressional Seat

Antonio C. “Tony” Amador has worked in public service for more than 40 years, including as a Los Angeles police officer, Director of the California Youth Authority, and most recently as the U.S. Marshal for the Easte[...]

New Study: Prop. 47 Would Help California Address Overcrowded Prisons

SAN FRANCISCO – A measure on the November ballot would reclassify six non-violent felonies to misdemeanors, a move that observers say could help California finally comply with a federal mandate to reduce its overcrowde[...]

UC Davis Student Establishes On-Campus Undocumented Center

A harsh reality once stood between Ana Maciel of Soledad, California, and her dream of a college education: She is an undocumented immigrant. Now, just a few years later, the junior is living that dream at the University[...]

Op Ed: Solar Energy vs. Social Justice

By Andrew Ysiano As we approach the green revolution and legislation to support the advancement of clean energy and technology, it is of critical importance that we do so in a way that is comprehensive in the large schem[...]

Hispanic Chamber President Appointed to Stockton Port Commission

By Rhashad R. Pittman The president of the local Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was recently appointed to the governing body that oversees the Port of Stockton. It is the first time in recent memory a Latino has been appoi[...]

Study: Wealth of Calif. Nonprofits Not Evenly Spread Throughout State

SAN FRANCISCO — Nonprofit organizations are an economic force in California – as an industry, they’re now the fourth largest employer in the state – but the ones that do work in communities of color and low-i[...]

Let’s Keep ISIS in Perspective

American political and media commentary on ISIS (which calls itself the Islamic State) since the beheading of James Foley has been flush with exaggeration and skewed focus. Identifying Foley’s murderer is desirable but[...]

UC Offers New Assistance Program for Middle Class Families

Thousands of UC students soon could receive a check to offset some of their college-related expenses through a new state program aimed at assisting middle-class families. UC officials estimate that roughly 24,000 UC stud[...]