FCC Looking To Close Digital Divide: 21 Percent Of Californians Either Have No Internet Or Still Use Dial UpCalifornia is slowly closing the digital divide, but a new survey shows millions of Californians still rely on dial-up Internet service or aren’t online at all. The federal government is looking to change that.
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.
English Language Learners Gain Confidence From California TeacherFor hundreds of young people pouring into California from all over the world, English being their second language is their biggest obstacle.
Why An Atheist Feels Guilty About His $100,000-Per-Year Bible App BusinessA Salt Lake City businessman and self-proclaimed atheist is making six figures selling the Bible in Apple's app store.
State Of The Union Spanish Translators Have Some Explaining To DoYou don't have to speak Spanish to realize the subtitles for President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night went horribly wrong.
SFPD Accused Of Wrongful Arrest Of Domestic Violence Victim Because Of Failure To Provide Spanish InterpreterA San Francisco resident, with the help of civil rights advocacy groups, filed a citizen complaint Thursday alleging the San Francisco Police Department failed to provide an interpreter when responding to a report of domestic violence.
San Francisco Needs Bilingual Poll Workers For June ElectionThe department is hoping to hire more bilingual residents who speak Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Korean or Japanese, along with English.
Chavez Biopic Shown To 1,000 California Farm WorkersImmigrant workers were guests of honor at a special screening of "Cesar Chavez"
SF Mission District Beer Billboard Promotes Public UrinationA recent Spanish-language billboard advertising Tecate beer in San Francisco’s Mission District appears to endorse public urination.
PG&E To Offer Bills In Spanish, ChinesePacific Gas and Electric will soon start sending out bills printed in Spanish or Chinese to customers who request it as part of a settlement reached with several consumer advocacy groups.
Alameda County Scrambles To Add Mandated Ballots In Tagalog, Vietnamese The growing number of Tagalog and Vietnamese speakers in Alameda County has elections officials scrambling to translate ballots, signage and other voter information in order to comply with federal law.
Alameda County Settles Lawsuit Over Bilingual Voter HelpThe Department of Justice announced a settlement over a lawsuit alleging Alameda County failed to provide adequate assistance for Spanish and Chinese-speaking voters.