Where are California’s Latino doctors? New programs try to grow next generation

When Daisy Manzo was a little girl, she mastered the art of faking colds and stomachaches so she could be taken to the local clinic and see doctors at work. There, she ogled the medical professionals bringing comfort to the ill and injured, while dreaming of the day she’d wear a white coat of her own. Continue reading Where are California’s Latino doctors? New programs try to grow next generation

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‘Star Wars’ actor Diego Luna did not hide his Mexican accent — and Latinos heard it loud

When the newest “Star Wars” movie came out in movie theaters, Perla Nation insisted on waiting to see it with her father, after the holidays. He was by no means a fan of the saga, and neither was she. But the 27-year-old from San Diego had a feeling the movie would resonate with her father, a landscaper who immigrated to the United States from Guadalajara, Mexico, in the early 1980s. Continue reading ‘Star Wars’ actor Diego Luna did not hide his Mexican accent — and Latinos heard it loud

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