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Cristina Quiñones

Citizen based in Los Angeles, CA, United States. Joined on Jun 24, 2009


U.S. Congress subpoenas thousands of Toyota safety documents

Today, Congress subpoenaed thousands of documents that are alleged to show Toyota has been hiding and destroying important safety evidence for years.

A Review: Alice In Chains Live at the Hollywood Palladium

Los Angeles - On February 13, around 9:15PM, the lights of the Hollywood Palladium dimmed. Cheers and applause erupted from the crowd as Alice in Chains took to the stage.

Pipe Bomb Found on California College Campus

Los Angeles - A live pipe bomb was turned over to the Pierce College campus police today by a man who claimed that he found the device next to the campus pond.

Black population in U.S. upset over use of word 'negro' in census

Many American blacks were outraged when they opened their 2010 Census booklets and found the term “Negro” as one of their race options.

John Terry Stripped of the England Team Captaincy

John Terry was stripped of the English Team Captaincy yesterday, after struggling to keep his 5-month affair with French lingerie model Vanessa Parroncel, England teammate Wayne Bridge’s girlfriend, a secret.

New Research Yields Latest Age-Defying Drug

Recently, evolutionary biologists were left scratching their heads when a single chemical was deemed responsible for increasing the lifespan of several species of laboratory specimens.

Remains of U.S. Navy Pilot Found After 18 Years

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Sunday that the remains of the first American shot down in Persian Gulf War have been positively identified, finally ending over 18 years of speculation regarding his whereabouts.

Arizona Girl's Rape Reflects History of Sexual Abuse in Liberia

On July 16, an eight-year-old girl was raped in Phoenix, Arizona. As the details of the case unfolded, it became clear that this was not an isolated case of violence and sexual assault.

NFL QB Favre Retired for Good, for Now

On Tuesday, famed quarterback Brett Favre announced that he will not be joining the Minnesota Vikings in the 2009 season.

Spacewalk Marks 40th Anniversary of Moon Landing

Today, crew members aboard the space shuttle Endeavor awoke to a song befitting the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing -- the theme from the 1960s show “The Thunderbirds.”

What’s Goin’ on at Comic-Con 2009?

Between July 23 and 26, over 100,000 writers, artists, filmmakers and fans will gather for the San Diego Comic-Con International, one of the year’s most highly anticipated pop culture showcases.

Op-Ed: The Hot Dog, An American Metaphor

Today, nothing screams American patriotism more loudly than Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, the man who just won that Nathan's Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest.

The Jilbab: Political Symbol or Fashion Accessory?

Although Indonesia does not have a tradition of Islamic dress, Muslim headscarves, referred to there as jilbabs, have garnered much of the attention in the weeks preceding the country’s presidential elections.

Buzz Aldrin Releases Rap Single

On July 20th, 1969, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first men on the moon as astronauts on the Apollo 11 space mission.

Coroner Confirms that T.V. Pitchman Billy Mays had Heart Disease

Hillsborough County medical examiner Vernard Adams confirmed that T.V. pitchman Billy Mays's death appears to have been attributed to heart disease.

Jackson's Mother Given Temporary Guardianship

On Monday, an L.A. probate court approved Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, for temporary guardianship of his three children.

Brüno Scene Cut Out of Respect for the King of Pop

Although Sacha Baron Cohen owes his fame to his vulgar and shocking humor, viewers saw a more censored side of him on Thursday at the L.A. premier of his latest film, "Brüno."

92 Mexican Police Arrested in Drug Cartel Probe

Federal agents arrested 92 police officers accused of working in conjunction with the Zetas, a gang of assassins employed by the infamous Gulf Cartel in Mexico.

How Steve Jobs Received a Liver Transplant in Tennesse

This past week, staff at the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute in Memphis, Tennessee acknowledged that Steve Jobs underwent a liver transplant there about two months ago.

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