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Are you #LatinoEnough?

Are you #LatinoEnough?
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Puerto Rican Day Parade in Bayshore, New York. ; Credit: SonnyVisions Photography via Flickr It’s a classic situation for second-and third-generation Latinos: You were born in the United States. English is your first language. Maybe you speak Spanish, maybe you don’t. And for those who don’t—somehow you’re considered “not Latino enough” by some people. If […]

Governor Brown’s new highway proposal includes a $65 driver fee

Governor Brown’s new highway proposal includes a $65 driver fee

A “transportation package” was released Thursday, proposing $3.6 billion a year to repair California’s transportation infrastructure and a $65 annual fee for drivers.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A “transportation package” was released Thursday, proposing $3.6 billion a year to repair California’s transportation infrastructure and a $65 annual fee for drivers. The fee is intended to […]

Governor Brown’s new highway proposal includes a $65 driver fee

Governor Brown’s new highway proposal includes a $65 driver fee

A “transportation package” was released Thursday, proposing $3.6 billion a year to repair California’s transportation infrastructure and a $65 annual fee for drivers.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A “transportation package” was released Thursday, proposing $3.6 billion a year to repair California’s transportation infrastructure and a $65 annual fee for drivers. The fee is intended to […]

Is the current ‘golden age’ of television actually hurting the industry?

Is the current ‘golden age’ of television actually hurting the industry?

John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Production speaks onstage during the Executive Session at the FX portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. ; Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images From “Mad Men” to “Empire” to “Game of Thrones,” television hasn’t […]

Is the current ‘golden age’ of television actually hurting the industry?

Is the current ‘golden age’ of television actually hurting the industry?

John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Production speaks onstage during the Executive Session at the FX portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. ; Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images From “Mad Men” to “Empire” to “Game of Thrones,” television hasn’t […]

Without solitary confinement, how will CA prisons control gang members?

Without solitary confinement, how will CA prisons control gang members?

“Solitary Confinement, Old Geelong Gaol 7”; Credit: Jmiller291 via Flickr California announced this week that it will vastly reduce the use of solitary confinement in its prisons as the result of a settlement between the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and a group of inmates in Security Housing Units, or SHUs. The inmates objected to […]

What’s next after LA’s City Council unanimously approves city’s 2024 Olympic bid?

What’s next after LA’s City Council unanimously approves city’s 2024 Olympic bid?

Members of the Los Angeles City Council’s Ad Hoc Committee meet before offering its support to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles, California on August 28, 2015; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images In a unanimous vote, the Los Angeles City Council today granted approval for the city to compete for the 2024 Olympics. The […]

Cops, activists react to Sheriff’s comment that Black Lives Matter spurred deputy’s death

Cops, activists react to Sheriff’s comment that Black Lives Matter spurred deputy’s death

Friends LaVonce Goodlow, 19, and Priscilla Perry, 21, march down Crenshaw Boulevard to Leimert Park as part of an annual Kwanzaa celebration.; Credit: Josie Huang/KPCC On the day that LAPD lapel cameras make their debut, we talk about the ratcheting up of tensions between cops and activists. A Houston-area sheriff’s deputy was shot in the […]

Inside the conundrum of LA’s Section 8 housing

Inside the conundrum of LA’s Section 8 housing

Maria Lerma says she and her mother were forced to move out of their Boyle Heights home by a landlord who wanted to raise the rent. ; Credit: Susanica Tam for KPCC Southern California is in a housing crisis. Rents here are the most unaffordable in the nation and there are tens of thousands of […]

Inside the conundrum of LA’s Section 8 housing

Inside the conundrum of LA’s Section 8 housing

Maria Lerma says she and her mother were forced to move out of their Boyle Heights home by a landlord who wanted to raise the rent. ; Credit: Susanica Tam for KPCC Southern California is in a housing crisis. Rents here are the most unaffordable in the nation and there are tens of thousands of […]