In the News

May 31, 2018

When a loved one develops Alzheimer’s Disease, everything changes. Assemblymember Ash Kalra sat down with Liz Hernandez, to discuss her mother’s diagnosis and what California is doing to help families living with the disease. As a caregiver Liz, a correspondent for Access Hollywood is a national advocate for the Alzheimer's Association.  Click on the picture below to listen to the podcast. 

May 17, 2018

Faith Estella Flórez’s effort to make safer working conditions for farmworkers was hailed by the Latino Caucus when it gave the 17-year-old the Dynamic Youth Award at the Latino Spirit Awards.

May 15, 2018

Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo hosts a podcast with 2018 Latino Spirit Award Honoree Cheech Marin and 2018 Latino Spirit Award Keynote Speaker Lalo Alcaraz, the evening before the Latino Spirit Awards.  Click on the picture below to listen to the podcast. 

May 15, 2018

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher hosts a podcast with 2018 Latino Spirit Award Honoree Kat Von D, the evening before the Latino Spirit Awards.  Click on the picture below to listen to the podcast.

May 14, 2018

Being acknowledged as a Latina is always exciting for Kat Von D on a personal level.

May 14, 2018

By: Maria G. Ortiz-Briones

For Liz Hernández, a Mexican-American television personality and journalist, recognized with the Latino Spirit Award for Achievement in Media & Entertainment on May 7 at the state Capitol is not only humbling but bittersweet.

May 11, 2018

By: Maria G. Ortiz-Briones

There are so many things that Chauncey Veatch loves about the Latino community, but the main one is the community’s family values.

The Army veteran and school teacher received the 2018 Latino Spirit Award Friend of the Latino Community on May 7 at the state Capitol.

May 10, 2018

By: Maria G. Ortiz-Briones

Para Lupita Lomelí, quien ha sido la conductora por más de 25 años del programa ‘Arriba Valle Central’ en KFTV Univisión 21 Fresno, el recibir el reconocimiento del Premio Espíritu Latino por Logro en Periodismo y Medios de Comunicación el 7 de mayo en el Capitolio estatal, es la oportunidad de seguir siendo la voz de la comunidad latina en el Valle.

May 08, 2018

By: Marcos Bretón

If someone had told comedic actor Richard "Cheech" Marin 40 years ago that he would be in Sacramento Monday to receive an award from politicians at the state Capitol for being a "positive role model," Marin likely would have said: "You're stoned, man."

But Marin is here, the headliner in a group of recipients of the Latino Spirit Awards, given by the California Latino Legislative Caucus on the floor of the state Assembly.