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California Chicano News Media Association Announces Ruben Salazar Journalism Award Honorees

Slake‘s Laurie Ochoa and Pilar Marrero of La Opinión will be honored for their career achievements at this year’s California Chicano News Media Association awards banquet. The LA Times will also be honored for its investigation into corruption in the city of Bell, “empowering the mostly Latino community to take back their city.”

On top of the special honorees, the CCNMA will also hand out its annual Ruben Salazar Journalism Awards. LA Times staff writer Louis Sahagun is the winner in the newspaper category for his story on birth defects near a toxic waste facility in the primarily Latino farming town of Kettleman City. For the TV award, María Leticia Gómez of KDTV in San Francisco won for her piece on the impacts of parental involvement in the Bay Area school system.

The banquet will be held June 10, at the Millenium Biltmore in LA.

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Fundraiser Tonight For The Latino Journalists of California

The CCNMA is having an event tonight hosted by Ruben Martinez to raise funds for scholarships and to help keep CCNMA going. There will be wine tasting, appetizers, live classical guitar, and an auction of autographed books and artwork.


The “friends” of Martinez include Augustin Gurza (ex-Los Angeles Times), Sid Garcia (ABC7), Luz Villareal (Dateline NBC associate producer), Yvette Cabrera (Orange County Register columnist), Vikki Vargas (NBC4 Orange County bureau chief), Louis Sahagun (Los Angeles Times), Josefina Lopez (author, Real Women Have Curves) and Soledad St. Hilaire (actress).

Entrance is free, but RSVP is requested-