44 Percent Of Californians Speak Language Other Than English At HomeA new report by the U.S. Census Bureau says 44 percent of California residents over the age of five speak a language other than English at home.
Spanish-Speaking Declines In Hispanic Households As English Proficiency IncreasesResearchers 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.
Google Apologizes For Translating 'Gay' Into Homophobic SlursGoogle apologized after facing fierce criticism for a software glitch that was translating "gay" into homophobic slurs for several different languages.
Vulgar San Jose License Plate Overlooked By DMV's Rigid Research ProcessA driver spotted recently in San Jose is going to have to get a new license plate after caught sporting one of the foulest, most vulgar phrases in the Vietnamese language.
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Stuns Beijing Crowd By Speaking MandarinFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stunned a crowd in Beijing by speaking Mandarin.
KCBS Sports Fans: Are We Going To Be Americans About This?America is going gaga over soccer. All of a sudden, we’re painting our faces and destroying workplace productivity so we can follow the men’s national team at the World Cup.
Tagalog Certified As Third Language To Be Used In SF City Services CommunicationsSan Francisco has certified Tagalog as a third language that must be used in communicating essential city services, city officials announced Wednesday.
State Senator Pushing To End English-Only Instruction In California SchoolsA state senator on Thursday proposed repealing Proposition 227, the 16-year-old law that banned most bilingual education in public schools.
Salvation Army Providing Translation Services For Asiana Crash Victims, FamiliesThe Salvation Army is providing translation and family assistance operations following the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 on Saturday at San Francisco International Airport that left two people dead and more than 180 injured.
Unique Mendocino County 'Boontling' Language Nears ExtinctionThe dialect from the area around the small Mendocino County town of Boonville consists of more than 1,500 words, many of them drawn from local names. The Chronicle says a phone booth, for example, is a ‘buckey walter,’ because a century ago someone named Walter had the first phone in the area and charged a nickel—then called a buckeye—to use it.
Another Mistake Made On Ballot Measure By South Bay Water OfficialsFor the second time in as many weeks, Santa Clara County water officials have made a mistake in wording on a proposed ballot measure.