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Leslie Berestein Rojas
Editor, Diverse Communities
Leslie Berestein Rojas edits a team of reporters focused on diverse communities in Southern California, which is home to many new immigrants.
She previously covered immigrant and emerging communities and ran KPCC's Multi-American blog, which covered that topic.
Stories by Leslie Berestein Rojas
Cities and counties contracting with private companies for immigrant detention centers could be stopped under a California state bill.
Voters cast ballots Tuesday across L.A. County, from Arcadia to Culver City. We've rounded up the latest results, and where you can get more information.
State health officials could apply for a waiver to the federal Affordable Health Act to allow coverage for those in the country illegally. But first, the California Legislature must clear the way.
A new Field Poll puts Ted Cruz ahead of Donald Trump among Republican Latinos for the GOP presidential nomination. Among all likely GOP voters surveyed, Trump leads.
The Arcadia city clerk's office says activists gathering signatures made mistakes, meaning the initiative likely won't be on the ballot this year.
Vote Allies project seeks to pair those who can't vote with those who can in order to build engagement in this election year.
The games are organized by the Mexican government as a way of drawing out star Mexican-American athletes. Some could go all the way to the Olympics.
Asian studies professor Don Nakanishi died Monday in Los Angeles. He made headlines in the 1980s when he fought UCLA in order to be granted tenure.
In the U.S. Latino market, "butt lifting" jeans have been popular for years. Now, they're adding their junk to the trunk of mainstream fashion.
The historic spot in Boyle Heights is owned by Metro, and the MTA has asked locals what should be developed there. The mariachis have some practical suggestions.
Opponents of mansionization say bigger homes ruin the city's character, but for some Asian residents, they're a way to house extended family.
Boyle Heights residents, business owners and other stakeholders threw out ideas at a Metro workshop this weekend. Ideas ranged from a market to a mariachi museum.
A year after Metro scrapped a plan to build retail and office space at the iconic Boyle Heights plaza, the agency wants locals to weigh in on what they want.
The increase came in November and December, following the Paris and San Bernardino shootings. The crimes include violence, threatening phone calls and vandalism.
It's often called the “three- and 10-year bar.” The rule prevents immigrants who've lived in the US without legal status from coming back legally for up to 10 years.