SACRAMENTO -- Every year, a new group of Latino lawmakers win their respective legislative seats, come to Sacramento and take the oath of office, bringing with them a set of ideals, different life experiences, educational attainments, political career trajectories and personal stories.
SACRAMENTO -- California Latinos have largely been isolated from the slings and arrows fired nationally during a tumoultus Republican presidential primary led by the inflammatory talk of billionaire Donald Trump.
The 15th annual Latino Spirit Awards held May 2 at the state Capitol, proved that point.
SACRAMENTO -- When it comes to describing the important role Latinos have played and continue to play in California, Pepe Aguilar sums it up best.
“We have been a very important part of the United States and certainly, of California for many generations and for many more generations to come. What is important is that there are people that are inspiring newer generations in a variety of different fields,” said Aguilar during a telephone interview.
SACRAMENTO -- Bárbara Torres received the Achievement Public Service award from the California Latino Legislative Caucus on May 2 during the 15th annual Latino Spirit Awards at the State Capitol in Sacramento.