A display inside a teacher's meeting room at Julia Baldwin Elementary in San Jose shows African-American and Latino boys with the slogan "Keeping Our Black and Brown Boys in Mind." (CBS)

San Jose District Accused Of Racism Over Photo Displays In Schools

Controversy is brewing at a San Jose school district over displays of African-American and Latino boys placed in teacher’s meeting rooms.


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.



New Survey Shows GOP Losing Ground In California

California voters are an increasingly independent bunch, with a record number declining to join either the Democrats or the Republicans, with latest tally holding especially bad news for the California GOP.



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.


Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Phil Matier: Oakland Police Accused Of Drawing Guns Too Often On Black Suspects

Oakland police officers are often too quick to draw their guns, especially when confronting African-American suspects, according to a federal court monitor.


Panda Express

San Jose Panda Express Accused Of Latino Worker Discrimination

Federal officials are suing a San Jose Panda Express, accusing the restaurant of making Latino workers clean toilets and perform other menial work while Asian employees stood around and watched.

CBS San Francisco–08/18/2011


Hate Crimes In California Against Hispanics Soar; Overall Rate Steady

The overall number of hate crimes in California remained steady last year, but the number targeting Hispanics nearly doubled.

CBS San Francisco–08/12/2011

Unemployment, job cuts, layoffs

Unemployment Numbers Bleak For California Latinos

The economy was definitely on the minds of dozens of Latino business leaders who gathered in San Jose Thursday for the annual meeting of the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

San Jose Latino Groups Consider Police Boycott

Latino groups in San Jose are threatening to withhold their support of a police gang crackdown unless the cops cut ties with federal immigration agents.


(Adam Jan/AFP/Getty Images)

Union City School District To Pay Over Racial Harassment Claims

A Union City school district has agreed to pay $725,000 to settle a lawsuit by African-American students who said school officials failed to protect them from racial harassment and violence.

CBS San Francisco–06/24/2011




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