Hispanic

U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

Spanish-Speaking Declines In Hispanic Households As English Proficiency Increases

Researchers say a rising percentage of Hispanics in the United States speak proficient English and the share of those speaking Spanish at home has been declining.

05/12/2015

John Swett Elementary School (CBS)

Martinez School Official Takes Heat After Saying Some Students Don’t Need A/C

Some parents were offended when a school board member said kids at predominantly white John Swett Elementary need A/C, and kids at predominately Hispanic/Latino La Juntas Elementary don’t.

04/04/2015

Gilroy Police Seek Two Women Using Homicide Victim’s Credit Cards

The suspicious death of a man in Gilroy on Monday has now been ruled a homicide and police said two women, caught on a convenience store surveillance video using the victim’s credit cards, are considered “persons on interest” wanted for questioning.

02/19/2015

Santana (credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

CBS Celebrates Bay Area Latino Leaders During Hispanic Heritage Month

The Bay Area’s Hispanic heritage includes visionary artists and political leaders, authors, activists, and musicians. As the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month September 15th through October 15th, KPIX-TV, KBCW, KCBS Radio, Radio Alice, 99.7 Now and Live105 salute Bay Area Latinos making a difference.

09/16/2014

Inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Inmate Lawsuit Challenges Racial Lockdown Policy At California Prisons

A federal judge said Wednesday that he will consider whether California’s policy of locking up prisoners by race violates the constitutional rights of the roughly 125,000 male inmates within the state prison system.

07/23/2014

King City police cruiser. (CBS)

Monterey County Tow Company Owner Testifies He Conspired With Police Chief To Seize From Cars Unlicensed Latino Drivers

Prosecutors revealed details with devastating testimony from a witness Thursday on how a car-towing scheme that targeted mostly unlicensed Spanish-speaking drivers was allegedly masterminded by King City Police Sgt. Bobby Carrillo.

06/27/2014

Demonstrators seeking change in immigration policy march on May Day in Los Angeles, California, May 01, 2013. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

Latinos, Whites Hit Population Parity In California

State demographers estimate that whites and Latinos are now an equal share of California’s population, with Latinos poised to become a plurality by early next year.

07/01/2013

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral Math

Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.

08/14/2012

Carnaval Parade and Festival

Latin Culture Celebrated At Carnaval In San Francisco

The grand parade for San Francisco’s annual Carnaval celebration got underway Sunday morning in the city’s Mission District.

05/27/2012

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South Bay Illegal Immigrants Re-Arrested Shortly After Jail Release

Dozens of illegal immigrants recently released from jail in Santa Clara County have been re-arrested by federal immigration officials.

12/20/2011

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