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California Higher Education Bill to Establish a Community College Baccalaureate Pilot Program Clears Committee

La Prensa San Diego To help meet the demand for more college graduates to help drive California’s economy, Assembly Higher Education Chair Marty Block (AD-78) has authored legislation to look at alternate ways to help students achieve a baccalaureate degree. AB 661 would allow Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and San Mateo County Community College District

New magazine guides Nuevos Paisanos through the American labyrinth

By Ytzel Arrunada Borderzine EL PASO — Mario Fernandez, 45, crossed the border illegally in search of opportunity and a better life, but he found himself here without rights or guidance and countless unanswered questions. But now, a new publication is on their side. The first edition of Nuevos Paisanos is available on online. Nuevos

Re-introduction of DREAM Act garners applause, hope and deja vu

LatinaLista — First came the White House immigration meetings with their star-studded, business powerhouse invitees; then came the policy speech on immigration reform in El Paso yesterday where President Obama repeated to the nation what he’s been saying privately at those White House meetings. Now, comes a concrete piece of action that immigrant advocates and

Spotlight Non-profit: Sharing love of Mexican history and culture one dance at a time

LatinaLista — With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, no fiesta is complete without two symbols of Mexican culture — mariachis and folkloric dancers. Swirling bright-colored skirts, whipping braided hair decorated with ribbons while performing quick toe-heel tapping dance steps, folkloric dancers attempt to recreate a little bit of Mexico’s cultural history. The only