Latino small business owners are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in U.S.

Kate Cimini
Reporter with the Salinas Californian and CalMatters' California Divide project

On the weekends, Salinas food truck owner Orlando Osornio, 30, and his wife, Denise, sell mile-high tortas, filled with California fusion-inspired ingredients: hot Cheetos, bacon, mango-habañero sauce, or pineapple. Some come for the birria torta or the chicken-bacon-alfredo torta. A line of customers winds its way around the side of his tent as meat sizzles […]

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Middle-and low-income people leaving California

Kate Cimini
Reporter with the Salinas Californian and CalMatters' California Divide project

In 2017, Susanna Cardenas-Lopez left her home in Salinas to visit her brother in Idaho. Three days into her trip, she called her husband and told him they needed to move there. Back in Salinas, Cardenas-Lopez and her husband were left out in the cold after their landlord decided to stop renting the home they […]

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