La Opinión documents local, national, and worldwide events from a perspective outside the dominant US narrative. It is currently
compromises 147 linear feet of albums, compact discs, reader correspondence, film, internal files, negatives, newspaper articles
and clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and slides. The materials relate to a wide range of topics including community life,
entertainment, politics, special events, and sports. Moreover, it documents the photojournalism the La Opinion staff was dedicated
to recording for the Latino community. Materials range from 1982-2014.
La Opinión is the largest Spanish-language newspaper in the United States and the second most read newspaper in Los Angeles.
The paper was established in 1926. Ignacio Lozano Sr. (1886-1953)—who migrated from Mexico to San Antonio, Texas during the
Mexican Revolution—first established La Prensa in 1913. After seeing the large readership that existed in California, he established
La Opinión in Los Angeles, thus also moving the family to the West Coast. La Opinion has been run by three generations of
Lozanos. After Ignacio Sr. passed away, his son Ignacio Jr. took over La Opinión in 1953. Three of his children have helped
run the paper: Leticia, his eldest, worked there from 1976-1984; Jose Ignacio was co-publisher with Leticia from 1976-1986,
and then from 1986-2004 served as publisher and CEO; and currently, since 2004, Monica Lozano is the publisher and CEO of
La Opinión, who out of her many contributions and services to the Latino community includes her role as appointee to the Board
of Regents of the University of California (2001-2013, 2014-2022).
170.0 linear feet
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