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Leslie Berestein Rojas
Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter
Southern California is home to many new immigrants -- about a third of L.A. County residents are foreign born. Immigrants are creating an evolving definition of "American." I will deepen the understanding of how immigrants are changing the region and how L.A. changes immigrants.
Stories by Leslie Berestein Rojas
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.
An annual exchange program between a Jewish school and a Muslim school brings kids together to learn about their similarities.
A growing number of Americans are multiracial, born to parents with two or more racial backgrounds. How they identify depends on their life experience.
The city has faced high unemployment for decades, but locals are encouraged by new investment, namely a 70,000 square foot development that includes a theater.
The Red Cross has asked blood donors to hold off on giving blood if they've returned from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central or South America within the past 28 days.
Federal officials are expecting a crush of renewal applications nearly a decade after tighter passport rules kicked in.
For those who grew up near it, the iconic bridge that connects Boyle Heights to downtown was much more than an L.A. landmark.