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In the news this morning: Undocumented with a law degree, green light for a disputed mosque, honoring a Boyle Heights culinary hero, more

Undocumented UCLA law grad is in a legal bind - Los Angeles Times In May, Luis Perez became the first undocumented immigrant to graduate from the UCLA School of law. But because he has been here illegally since age 8, he may not be able to practice, even if he passes the bar.

Planners recommend building mosque - The Desert Sun City planners in Temecula are recommending the construction of a much-disputed, proposed 25,000-square-foot Islamic center.

Many in LA's Koreatown decry island attack - The Washington Post Reaction from the city's Korean-American community over the North Korean shelling of South Korea's tiny Yeonpyeong island, near the two nations' disputed maritime border.

Study: Latinas Are Economic Engine of Arizona - New America Media According to a study by the state's Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Latinos represent more than 30 percent of Arizona’s population and bring more than $31 billion to the state’s economy. Latinas spend big on fresh food and other items.

Obituary: Jose H. Rodriguez dies at 76; chef and owner of La Serenata de Garibaldi - Los Angeles Times Rodriguez, an immigrant born in the Mexican city of Torreón, was the man behind a Boyle Heights institution that was one of Los Angeles' best-respected Mexican restaurants.