In the News

May 08, 2013

By: Cynthia Moreno

SACRAMENTO - Sylvia Méndez was eight years old when she was turned away and denied admission to her local school for being Mexican.

She was also banned from going to the community pool, from eating at local restaurants or using the bathrooms. She couldn't live in the same neighborhood where the "white" families lived.

But, she wasn't the only one.

Virtually all children and families of Mexican descent were living in a time of discrimination and segregation.

May 07, 2013
By: Araceli Martinez Ortega
SACRAMENTO — La ex secretaria del Trabajo, Hilda Solís y el niño de trece años, Thomas Suarez que creó aplicaciones para el teléfono Iphone fueron los más ovacionados por los legisladores durante la entrega anual de los Premios al Espíritu Latino en medio de la semana del Cinco de Mayo proclamada por la legislatura estatal.
January 07, 2012

By: Elaine Woo

Former state Sen. Ruben S. Ayala, a scrappy Democrat from Chino who fought for a controversial water project and helped create the California Conservation Corps during a legislative career that ran for 24 years until term limits forced him out, died of natural causes Wednesday in Ontario. He was 89.

His death was confirmed by his son Maurice.