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American snapshot: Alhambra

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC
| In keeping with yesterday's post, a commercial sign that hints at the ethnic mix in Alhambra, home now to a community news website published in English, Spanish and Mandarin. I've been encountering this sign during my commute north since starting here during the summer.

In the news this morning: A deportation mess, Dobbs vs. The Nation, Angle on Muslims, the Pennsylvania hate beating

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How Immigration Reform Got Caught in the Deportation Dragnet - COLORLINES How a young Texan born in Bangladesh wound up deported after a quick trip to Mexico.

Ouch: "Perhaps Lou & Mage (sic) Whitman use the same staffing firm?"

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp3jg_V3o9I

American snapshot: Christmas in Alhambra

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Santa flies Old Glory outside a Latino household in the San Gabriel Valley majority minority city, whose population is about half Asian and a third Latino. Alhambra recently became home to a multilingual community news website in English, Spanish and Mandarin.

In the news this morning: Lou Dobbs' hiring practices, Meg Whitman's maid, record deportations and more

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Report: Lou Dobbs Used Illegal Immigrant Labor - Political Hotsheet - CBS News The "what the..." story of the moment: CBS' take on The Nation's investigation (below) into Dobbs' hiring practices.

An Arizona-style initiative in California?

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Shortly before Arizona's SB 1070 anti-illegal immigration measure was signed into law last spring, I spoke with a few political experts about what sort of ripple effect it might have.

In the news this morning: Brewer and SB 1070, records deaths in AZ, CA governor's race and more

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slams 'foreign interference' in immigration lawsuit - POLITICO.com Gov. Brewer has asked a federal court not to allow foreign governments to join the U.S. Justice Department’s suit to overturn the law.

To taco truck or not to taco truck? Tonight, a forum on the food truck scene

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Did you know that yesterday was National Taco Day? Yeah, well, I didn't either.