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Articles by Allyson Escobar

Ethnic Voters Encouraged to Vote in Nov. Elections

“The fact is, the state of California has an increasingly growing ethnic voter population. Soon, the majority of the state will be ethnic voters,” says Mark DiCamillo, director of The Field Poll.
categories MediaPoliticsRace/Ethnic Relations

President Obama Visits Southern CA to Campaign, Designate National Monument

President Barack Obama arrived on Thursday, Oct. 9 for a brief two-day visit with a packed agenda, including a Democratic fundraiser at actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s house, a Cross Campus fundraiser in Santa Monica, and the designation of a national monument.
category Politics

Community Gathers Support for Accused Fil-Am Calif. Teacher

In September, Bernadette Yuson was accused of using a racial slur against a black student, while rearranging the desks in class. Yuson, who has been placed on administrative leave by the school district, claims to be innocent.
categories EducationRace/Ethnic Relations

Gov. Jerry Brown Approves Series of New Laws

Governor Jerry Brown has made some big decisions affecting the whole state of California this week.
category Politics

$15.37 Minimum Wage Approved for LA Hotel Employees

The LA City Council voted on Wednesday to impose a higher minimum wage, at least $15.37 an hour, to workers at big hotels in the city. The new minimum wage requirement is one of the highest in the country.
categories BusinessCity AffairsEconomy

30,000 Under Covered California Experience Delays, Dropped Coverage

Covered California acknowledged problems with enrollment delays and dropped health plan coverage for nearly 30,000 consumers over the weekend. The health insurance exchange is working to fix the issue before the next sign-up period this fall.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealth

Wealthier LA Neighborhoods Report Low Vaccine Rates

According to a new report, some Los Angeles schools have astoundingly low vaccination rates not far off from those in developing countries, such as parts of Africa.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealthNeighborhoods

SIPA and the API Small Business Expo Congratulate Three Winners of the Citi Small Business Plan Competition

The Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program (API SBP) and Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) welcomed three different small businesses, all recent graduates of its entrepreneurship training program, as top winners of the Citi Business Plan Competition being presented at the Asian Small Business Expo in Alhambra on Saturday, Sept. 20.
category Business

Filipina Teacher in San Bernardino Accused of Using Tacial Slur in Class

A Filipina teacher in San Bernardino, Calif., was put on administrative leave after one of her students accused her of using the “N” word in class.
categories EducationRace/Ethnic Relations

Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program Kicks Off Its 15th Annual Asian Small Business Expo

Small business owners and directors, elected officials, supporters, and community partners gathered at SIPA headquarters to kick-off the event with food and a short welcoming program.
category Business
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