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September 11, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
A national Latina advocacy group has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the business practices of Los Angeles nutritional products company Herbalife Ltd. MANA, a Washington-based group that advocates for Latinas, is the latest organization to call for an investigation of Herbalife. The company has been under fire since December, when billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman said he believed the company operates a pyramid scheme that victimizes its independent sales force, many of them Latinos.
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March 22, 2014 | By David Colker, Los Angeles Times
The fee that Josephine Serrano Collier paid in 1946 for the application to become a policewoman in the Los Angeles Police Department was just $1, but it cost her much more than that. Not only was her family against it, her fiance broke off their engagement. And she was bucking a feeling of mistrust in the Latino community toward the police. But Collier, who had lost her Rosie-the-Riveter job at Lockheed at the end of World War II, needed work and felt she could be a liaison between the community and the LAPD.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2010 | By Ernesto Lechner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Ana Tijoux is not your average rapper. On "1977," the lush title track off her new album, she raps about her life so far, from childhood in exile and rebellious adolescence to maturity as a young woman. But her rhymes don't rhyme. The words don't bounce off each other with the expected repetition of most commercial fare. Instead, Tijoux's lyrics boast an internal logic of their own. Breathlessly, she raps, manipulating syllables, exploring the beauty of the Spanish language — a staccato rhythm here, an unusual metaphor there.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2014 | By Todd Martens
More than a year after the death of Latin music superstar Jenni Rivera, controversy and accusations continue to surround the circumstances of her death. The latest salvo comes from Rivera's husband, former Major League Baseball player Esteban Loaiza, who filed a wrongful-death suit against the owners of the aircraft that crashed with Rivera aboard, the Associated Press reported Friday. Loaiza was separated from Rivera at the time of her death but seeks unspecified damages. The suit, according to the Associated Press, names the  plane's owners, Starwood Management LLC and its parent company, Rodatz Financial Group.  Rivera, a native of Long Beach, and six others, including two pilots, died Dec. 9, 2012, when the private jet carrying them went into a dive, plummeting nose-first 28,000 feet in 30 seconds before hitting the side of a mountain.
NATIONAL
July 15, 2009 | David G. Savage
Judge Sonia Sotomayor seemed determined Tuesday to put to rest the talk of her as the "wise Latina" who might make better decisions than a white male because of her gender or ethnicity. The statement was a "rhetorical flourish that fell flat," the Supreme Court nominee told senators, saying for the first time that her most famous words had "created a misunderstanding" about her views of the law and judging.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2014 | By Todd Martens
More than a year after the death of Latin music superstar Jenni Rivera, controversy and accusations continue to surround the circumstances of her death. The latest salvo comes from Rivera's husband, former Major League Baseball player Esteban Loaiza, who filed a wrongful-death suit against the owners of the aircraft that crashed with Rivera aboard, the Associated Press reported Friday. Loaiza was separated from Rivera at the time of her death but seeks unspecified damages. The suit, according to the Associated Press, names the  plane's owners, Starwood Management LLC and its parent company, Rodatz Financial Group.  Rivera, a native of Long Beach, and six others, including two pilots, died Dec. 9, 2012, when the private jet carrying them went into a dive, plummeting nose-first 28,000 feet in 30 seconds before hitting the side of a mountain.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2013 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Josefina Lopez admits to being a woman of large appetites - for creative work, haute cuisine, political activism and erotic adventure, among other things. Where, then, could the L.A. playwright, novelist and screenwriter better hope to fulfill all those cravings simultaneously than in Paris? And where better, she reasoned, could she and her family go to escape the storm and stress of the post-Sept. 11 United States? So when the author of "Real Women Have Curves," her husband and the couple's eldest son decamped to the French capital in the mid-2000s, Lopez said, "I really thought it was for good.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2014 | By David Colker, Los Angeles Times
The fee that Josephine Serrano Collier paid in 1946 for the application to become a policewoman in the Los Angeles Police Department was just $1, but it cost her much more than that. Not only was her family against it, her fiance broke off their engagement. And she was bucking a feeling of mistrust in the Latino community toward the police. But Collier, who had lost her Rosie-the-Riveter job at Lockheed at the end of World War II, needed work and felt she could be a liaison between the community and the LAPD.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2013 | By Denise Florez
Growing up, Evelyn Martinez's mother didn't want her to ride a bike. "She thinks it's not safe for women to be riding late at night, and cars are dangerous too," Martinez said. Moreover, her mother told her: "Bicycles are for men. " But after a chance meeting last year, Martinez joined an all-female, predominantly Latino cycling group that is both an answer and a challenge to the aggressive male biking culture. Like men's bike crews, it defies L.A.'s monolithic car culture with an in-your-face ethic, reflected in its name: the Ovarian Psyco Cycles Brigade.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Fish have to swim. Birds have to fly. Marc Cherry has to write women. At least that's how the creator of "Desperate Housewives" explains why he jumped into another female-heavy series after a headline-grabbing run with his ABC drama that included behind-the-scenes havoc and a face-off in court with one of its stars. And already, the new one is proving to wag as many tongues. With "Devious Maids," Cherry shifts his focus from the sordidness of suburban life to the class wars playing out in high society.
NEWS
January 30, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Naya Rivera, who portrays Santana on "Glee," is on the cover of the Spring issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas, which is scheduled to hit newsstands on Tuesday. Inside, she talks about how she met her fiancé, rapper Big Sean - on Twitter. [Cosmo] Rivera's "Glee" costar Lea Michele is on the cover of Teen Vogue. [Teen Vogue] Barney's New York is using 17 transgender men and women as models in its spring advertising campaign, titled "Brothers, Sisters, Sons and Daughters.
NEWS
November 22, 2013 | By Christopher Reynolds
I never thought Los Angeles needed an avatar, since so many Angelenos have created new identities for themselves already. But last week, by accident, I wound up in the company of two fine L.A. archetypes, both downtown. Seeing them on the same day persuaded me that they're two of my favorite pieces of public art in Los Angeles. Both were made in the last 20 years and both were designed to give this sprawling, many-tongued city a universal female image who transcends ethnicity. If you have an hour free in downtown Los Angeles, you can walk between them (or take a one-stop ride on the Red Line)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2013 | By Denise Florez
Growing up, Evelyn Martinez's mother didn't want her to ride a bike. "She thinks it's not safe for women to be riding late at night, and cars are dangerous too," Martinez said. Moreover, her mother told her: "Bicycles are for men. " But after a chance meeting last year, Martinez joined an all-female, predominantly Latino cycling group that is both an answer and a challenge to the aggressive male biking culture. Like men's bike crews, it defies L.A.'s monolithic car culture with an in-your-face ethic, reflected in its name: the Ovarian Psyco Cycles Brigade.
BUSINESS
September 11, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
A national Latina advocacy group has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the business practices of Los Angeles nutritional products company Herbalife Ltd. MANA, a Washington-based group that advocates for Latinas, is the latest organization to call for an investigation of Herbalife. The company has been under fire since December, when billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman said he believed the company operates a pyramid scheme that victimizes its independent sales force, many of them Latinos.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
Becky G vividly remembers what she calls "my little mini midlife crisis. " It happened seven years ago, when she was 9. At the time, her family had been forced to move into her grandparents' Inglewood garage after losing its Riverside County home. Money was tight. Her dad was stressing out. And her mom was "really scared. " That's when Becky had an epiphany. "I did have this moment of realization of, 'Oh, my God, what am I going to do with my life?'" she says. "Just feeling like I had to get my act together, even though there was really nothing to put together yet. " Today, the biggest challenge facing the preternaturally ambitious Mexican American teen isn't getting her act together.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2013 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Josefina Lopez admits to being a woman of large appetites - for creative work, haute cuisine, political activism and erotic adventure, among other things. Where, then, could the L.A. playwright, novelist and screenwriter better hope to fulfill all those cravings simultaneously than in Paris? And where better, she reasoned, could she and her family go to escape the storm and stress of the post-Sept. 11 United States? So when the author of "Real Women Have Curves," her husband and the couple's eldest son decamped to the French capital in the mid-2000s, Lopez said, "I really thought it was for good.
NEWS
June 15, 1989
"We're facing a dismal dropout rate among Latinas of 43%, yet there are all these fantastic Latina role models they can look to," said Anna Ortega, president of the Comision Femenil de Los Angeles. At its annual banquet, the commission honored the following "11 outstanding Latinas in education." They are: Gina Alonso, founder, Latinos for Excellence in Education; Rosina Becerra, associate dean, UCLA School of Social Welfare; Mayra Fernandez, elementary school teacher; Cathy Kisee-Sandoval, Rhodes scholar; Adriana Martinez, Roosevelt High School student body president; Vilma S. Martinez, University of California regent.
NEWS
June 15, 1989
The National Network of Hispanic Women will hold its third national round table for Latina business and corporate women June 22-24 at the Biltmore hotel. The organization, which seeks to prepare Latinas for leadership positions in the public and private sectors, addresses social problems affecting their communities, especially in education and employment. More than two dozen workshops will be offered, including "Business Planning--Taking the Risk Out of the First Five Years" and "Avenues to Power: Politics, Leadership and Money."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Fish have to swim. Birds have to fly. Marc Cherry has to write women. At least that's how the creator of "Desperate Housewives" explains why he jumped into another female-heavy series after a headline-grabbing run with his ABC drama that included behind-the-scenes havoc and a face-off in court with one of its stars. And already, the new one is proving to wag as many tongues. With "Devious Maids," Cherry shifts his focus from the sordidness of suburban life to the class wars playing out in high society.
NEWS
March 5, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Jennifer Lopez is on the cover of the new Glam Belliza Latina, a beauty magazine for Latinas from the publishers of Glamour. The magazine hits select newsstands in Los Angeles, New York and Miami on Tuesday and plans are to have a website up and running on Monday. [Glamour] Nicki Minaj launched her new fashion collection for KMart at a private event in West Hollywood on Friday. But she reportedly was wearing a dress by Rebecca Minkoff. [Styleite] "Project Runway's" Heidi Klum is joining the judges panel on "America's Got Talent.
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