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Update on Esteban Nuñez Case — Jury Selection Begins Tomorrow — UPDATED Nuñez pleads guilty to manslaughter!

May 3rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

Many people come to the blog looking for updates on the Esteban Nuñez murder case because it brought out some public reaction from Latino politicians in California. And of course, Esteban’s father is Fabian Nuñez, former Speaker of the Assembly and currently a partner in the high profile Mercury Public Affairs up in Sacramento. I [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Crime · Fabian Núñez

The Tables Keep Turning on Esteban Nuñez, Son of Former CA Assembly Speaker

March 6th, 2010 · 4 Comments

A few weeks ago, I blogged about how former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez pulled papers to run for state treasurer in 2014. I speculated that whether we see Fabian Nuñez re-emerge in elected office will depend largely upon what happens with his son’s murder trail, which is scheduled to begin in May. Well, another [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · CA State Senator Gloria Romero · Crime · Fabian Núñez

Fabian Nuñez for CA State Treasurer?

February 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Former California Assembly Speaker and current partner in Mercury Public Affairs, Fabian Nuñez has pulled papers to run for state treasurer in 2014. He also filed paperwork to run for the State Senate for this year, but everyone pretty much attributed that move as a means for him to park his campaign cash. Nuñez has [...]

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Tags: Crime · Fabian Núñez

The tables start to turn on Esteban Nuñez

September 18th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Back when Esteban Nuñez, the son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez,  was arrested late last year for the murder of Luis Dos Santos, many blog commenters and other observers of the case thought that Nuñez’s friends would start to turn on him. Remember that four young men were charged in this case. Well, it looks [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Crime · Fabian Núñez

More on the Esteban Nuñez case — Great piece in LA Weekly worth reading

May 29th, 2009 · 24 Comments

The New Times Media regularly visits this blog, and worth noting is a piece that their LA Weekly paper published this week on the Esteban Nuñez case. The picture painted makes the California political power structure (including key Latino players) look most out of touch in having any sympathy for the slain victim, Luis Santos. [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · CA State Senator Gloria Romero · Corina Villaraigosa · Crime · Fabian Núñez · Maria Robles

Midweek Blog Update – Linda Sanchez has a baby + more!

May 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Unfortunately, the webmaster has sustained an arm injury that makes typing problematic. However, I will be trying to post some updates throughout the week. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez and her new husband Jim Sullivan welcome new baby Joaquin Sanchez Sullivan. A blog post worth reading: The Luis Ramirez Murder: A Logical Step in the Process of [...]

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Tags: Crime · Immigration · Rep. Linda Sanchez

Letter writing for Esteban Nuñez

May 11th, 2009 · 13 Comments

Last week, a friend of mine sent this article about the letter writing campaign some California politicians have involved themselves with for Esteban Nuñez, the former California Assembly Speaker’s son who will stand trial in the fall for murder. With all of the political and economic challenges facing the state of California and the nation, Mayor [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Crime · Fabian Núñez

Update on Luis Ramirez Case — Teens involved only convicted of simple assault

May 3rd, 2009 · 39 Comments

Back in July, we blogged about the beating death of Luis Ramirez in the Shenandoah region of Pennsylvania. Many wondered if this would be a rallying cry for Latino politicians to come out swift against these racially motivated attacks. MALDEF even jumped in the fray adding comments to the original blog post, assuring us of [...]

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Tags: Crime · Immigration · MALDEF · racism