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.