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March 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Whitman hopes to woo Latino voters

Meg Whitman, a Republican gubernatorial candidate and business powerhouse, hopes to win over Latino voters by supporting a state plan to bring water to farmers in the west Central Valley. If the plan to build a peripheral canal or Delta tunnel moves forward, it would likely benefit farm workers in that area. It is widely supported by residents of the southern San Joaquin Valley and Southern…

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Added by News on March 20, 2010 at 8:53am — No Comments

Three Latina florists create success together

The perfect floral arrangement is not an easy thing to create. It takes skill, flowers and greenery that complement each other, and the right vase to bring them all together. But once they do come together, the result is almost magical.

For local florist Oralia V. Espinoza, building her business has been like creating the perfect flower arrangement. April 1 marks the 20th anniversary of her Spring Garden Flower Shop and within that time,…

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Added by News on March 20, 2010 at 8:47am — No Comments

Obama’s moral failure on immigration

I'm a community organizer. Last week, I did something I never thought would be possible. I met with the president of the United States in the West Wing of the White House.President Barack Obama met for 75 minutes with 14 leaders from across the country to discuss immigration reform — and the destruction of some 1,100 immigrant

families a day through deportations carried out by his administration.



The meeting was tense, blunt and…

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Added by News on March 17, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Multimedia campaign urges Latino youth to participate in the U.S. Census

Community leaders and celebrities announced a new multimedia campaign in Los Angeles on Wednesday aimed at getting young Latinos to participate in the U.S. Census.



During the news conference at Miguel Contreras Learning Complex, speakers invited students to download an interactive mobile application, to participate in a texting campaign (text “LA” to 738674)and to spread the word to family and friends about the importance of the census.



“Your voice literally does matter,”… Continue

Added by News on March 11, 2010 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Comic book in spanish - Zombie Robots from another planet

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More than half of Hispanics identify as conservative, poll finds

A bent to conservatism and family makes Hispanics a promising pool of votes for Republicans, but the party's targeting of illegal immigrants has withered its attraction.



Regardless, Gov. Rick Perry has fared relatively well, perhaps because of his anti-Washington rhetoric and his careful immigration stance, a recent poll indicates.



It shows more than half of Texas Hispanics call themselves conservative, and a surprising 23 percent say they

might participate in Tuesday's… Continue

Added by News on March 1, 2010 at 12:25am — No Comments

Striking number of obesity risks hit minority kids

The odds of obesity appear stacked against black and Hispanic children starting even before birth, provocative new research suggests.



The findings help explain disproportionately high obesity rates in minority children. Family income is often a factor, but so are cultural customs and beliefs, the study authors said.

They examined more than a dozen circumstances that can increase chances of obesity, and almost every one was more common in black and Hispanic children than in… Continue

Added by News on March 1, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

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