Saturday - Dec 15, 2018
  • Bernal Heights community continues campaigning for their preschool

    by Juliana Birnbaum Fox Kinder garden still in the air Mauricio Vela (right) shows Alejandra Lara, mother of a kinder garden student, the plan for the new kinder garden plan, while architect Armando Vázquez observes. ( PHOTO BY MARVIN J. RAMIREZ ) Parents, community leaders, and local residents gathered on May 4 to celebrate their

  • Mexican cartels seize control of inmigrant routes

    by the El Reportero news services

    Alfonzo PeñaAlfonzo Peña

    SASABE, MEXICO - Mexican drug lords are taking over the business of smuggling migrants into the United States, using them as human decoys to divert authorities from billions of dollars in cocaine shipments across the same border.

  • FBI joins others to assess LAPD brutality charges

    by Alex Meneses Miyashita

    LAPD Chief William BrattonLAPD Chief William Bratton

    The FBI announced May 3 that it will open a civil rights investigation into the use of force by Los Angeles police officers against civilians during a May 1 immigration rally that gathered some 25,000 demonstrators.

  • Bernal Preschool unveils study on Preschool/Learning Center

    ­by Mauricio Vela

    Bernal Preschool Parents & Supporters Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by releasing seven month feasibility study for New Bernal Preschool/Learning Center.

    Over the past eight months, with the financial support provided Supervisor Ammiano’s office, the Bernal Preschool committee with participation and support of parents, community members, childcare experts, elected and appointed officials has examined three options to ensure that Bernal Preschool remains in our Community Hub.

  • The real story of brutal arrest by ICE on TV show

    by Tracie Morales

    Garbriel García BernalGarbriel García Bernal

    REALITY TV: Journalist
    Cristina Saralegui reveals the nightmarish tales of immigration raids, arrests and deportations during
    the April 30 episode of El Show de Cristina, airing on Univisión. During the program, Saralegui will interview

  • The Puerto Rican diáspora of Frank Espada

    by José de la Isla

    HOUSTON — In the early 1980s, Frank Espada set out to capture, through pictures and words, the story about why so many people left their Caribbean homeland and where they went. The result is a traveling gallery of photographs that has toured much of the United States. Now there’s the book, “The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Themes in the Survival of a People.”

  • Does the ability of a president to speak a second language, makes a difference?

    ­by Frank Gómez

    Few U.S. presidents have had second language skills. Does it matter? Beyond appealing to the Hispanic vote in the 2008 elections, is a second language important to our global leadership and competitiveness?

    Thomas Jefferson, onetime envoy to France, spoke French well. Did his language skill and understanding of the French people help in negotiating the Louisiana Purchase? We may never know; but since Jefferson no U.S. president has had a command of a second language.