Friday, December 28, 2012

¡Adios 2012! ¡Places to bring in 2013! Support LatinoCities!

Amigas y amigos:
Whew ... we survived 2012. 

Thanks for your continued support and contributions, especially the writers who contributed stories, op-eds and public service announcements and the artists, musicians, organizations, venues and more who posted their events on our Calendario.

There's still time to help us go national in 2013 as LatinoCities! We have 10 days left in our fundraising campaign and we are short by a whole lot.

The final day to contribute $1, $5, $10 or more is January 7, 2013. Christmas money left over? Send some our way, por favor!

Here's the link to our IndieGogo campaign site:

We will succeed in 2013!
- Abelardo, el editor

Thursday, December 20, 2012

¡Feliz Navidad!

¡Feliz Navidad from your amigas y amigos at LatinoLA!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Podcast on LatinoCities

LatinoLA/LatinoCities co-founder Abelardo de la Peña Jr. (me) is the guest on Latino Role Models and Success hosted by Armando F. Sanchez.

Abelardo (I) explains how he's transitioning LatinoLA from a local culture website to with a national footprint.

Give a listen.

Click on this link to listen!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Help Become LatinoCities! We Need Your Support!

LatinoLA, as our loyal readers and contributors know, is the online home to Southern California's Latino voices, lives and souls. We started as an email newsletter in 1998, but since then, we've pioneered user-generated content, where anyone with something to say can share their story and/or promote their event. We are now ready to take the next step, by building LatinoCities, a network of Latino “hubs” -- cities, regions and communities large and small throughout the U.S. --, each one reflecting the sabor of its local cultura. We can’t create LatinoCities without resources, which is why we’re asking our great and growing family of readers, contributors and supporters to support us by donating to our crowd funding campaign. Our goal is to raise $15,000 by January 7, 2013. We gladly accept any and all donations, but to make it more compelling to you, we're offering personal, one-of-a-kind and culturally unique premiums for various levels of giving. Please click on this LatinoCities Campaign link to learn more! Any amount will be appreciated. Please leave a comment or suggestion on the campaign website. We appreciate your support! - Abelardo, el editor