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Welcome to San Diego’s Barrio Logan

Welcome to San Diego’s Barrio Logan

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego A gateway sign designed by a local artista will welcome people visiting Barrio Logan, one of the San Diego communities with large populations of Mexicans. The sign will be similar to those that exist throughout the county, including El Cajon Blvd., Third Avenue in Chula Vista, among


What Happens in Mexico, Lives in the Mission District of San Francisco

By Lydia Chávez MissionLocal On 24th Street this morning, someone had slipped paper bags over the the parking meters between Folsom and Harrison with the photos of some of the 43 students disappeared in September in rural Mexico. “They took them alive,” was written in Spanish above each photo. It was an installation-like piece of


College professor honored for helping undocumented students

Amigos805.com CAMARILLO — Jose Alamillo, professor of Chicana/o Studies at CSU Channel Islands (CI), was honored for his work to help Latinos and undocumented students break barriers and excel in higher education. The Ventura County chapter of the Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) presented Alamillo with its Access to Justice Award on Oct. 17. The


Library Helps Latinos and Others Digitize History

By Andra Cernavskis MissionLocal On Saturday afternoon, Susan Goldstein, the City of San Francisco’s archivist, could be found in the San Francisco Public Library’s fifth floor DIGI Center, a room for digital archiving, pouring over old, print photos with Alejandra Palos, a woman ready to donate some of her father’s photos. Manuel Palos, an architectural