Oakland police officers are often too quick to draw their guns, especially when confronting African-American suspects, according to a federal court monitor.
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.
The overall number of hate crimes in California remained steady last year, but the number targeting Hispanics nearly doubled.
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.
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.
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.
A lawyer for reputed Norteño gang members in Oakland’s Fruitvale District Wednesday turned the tables on city officials who are suing his clients by saying he wants an injunction against police officers who he alleges are harassing them.
A new survey by a well-respected non-profit that does outreach to low-income immigrant communities in San Jose finds a severe lack of trust in police, and now outreach is underway to improve police-community relations.
There is some concern that laws targeting illegal immigration passed recently in Arizona may keep legal immigrants from voting here in California.