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Photos: La Nueva Generacionnew

Santa Cruz's Beach Flats neighborhood is a community in transition. The older generations, having immigrated mostly from Mexico, South and Central America, have started new families. Through their children, they are both changing the way that they’ve lived for decades and changing the way that the rest of Santa Cruz lives today.
Good Times Santa Cruz  |  Curtis Cartier  |  09-16-2009  |  Immigration

Citizen Claranew

Taxpayers should be concerned about the way one powerful Hispanic businesswoman is getting ahead in Multnomah County, Oregon.
Willamette Week  |  Ian Demsky  |  06-28-2006  |  Business & Labor

Progressive Candidate Moves to Knock Others Off Ballotnew

If she succeeds in challenging the right of several rivals to run for City Council, Rosie Mendez could become the only nonwhite candidate in New York City's District 2.
The Village Voice  |  Jarrett Murphy  |  08-04-2005  |  Politics

The Year of El Gatonew

FC Dallas' Mario Torres (nicknamed El Gato) carries the hopes of Latino soccer fans. But is he the future -- or just a cynical marketing ploy?
Dallas Observer  |  Rick Kennedy  |  07-18-2005  |  Sports

The Minuteman's 15 Minutes of Fame (Minute 14.5)new

Looking for illegal immigrants on the U.S.-Mexican border, the Minutemen end up getting spooked by rattlesnakes and the suspicious light of the moon.
SF Weekly  |  Harmon Leon  |  07-01-2005  |  Immigration

Lives of a Drinker and a Dancer Intersect, Cutting Both Shortnew

A friend insisted on driving Shawn Patrick Scott home the night of Sept. 2, but he split when she was in the restroom. On the highway, he ended dancer Vanessa Marie Fernandez's life as he destroyed his own.
Reno News & Review  |  Michael Sion  |  11-12-2004  |  Policy Issues

Ill-Behaved Former Mayor Attempts Comeback in Miaminew

Never one to let humiliation stand between him and elective office, Xavier Suarez managed to win enough votes this past August to end up in a runoff contest for a seat on the Miami-Dade County Commission. His 1998 election as mayor was overturned because of voter fraud.
Miami New Times  |  Francisco Alvarado  |  10-26-2004  |  Politics

Why Progressives Should Get the Boot in San Francisco This Electionnew

The "progressives" on San Francisco's Board of Supervisors don't represent a philosophical or ideological movement in any meaningful sense. Rather, they're a political faction, allied around specific, self-centered financial interests, brought to office four years ago on an anti-growth mandate.
SF Weekly  |  Matt Smith  |  08-13-2004  |  Commentary

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