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Viewing ‘The Book of Life’ as one of La Raza’s great lessons in living

Viewing ‘The Book of Life’ as one of La Raza’s great lessons in living

By Andy Porras La Prensa San Diego Movie producer Guillermo del Toro told a reporter that when his movie, The Book of Life (BOL) was viewed by a host of Hispanic children in Los Angeles, one of the kids came to him and said, “Thanks for making us cool!” The animated comedy, in reality, is

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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

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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

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How one DREAMer leveraged graphic design talents to sustain and express himself

By Alexander Sebastián Corey El Nuevo Sol As a college student, graphic design was more than just a hobby for Víctor Zúñiga, 25. It was a way to express complex social issues not fully understood by himself or by those around him at the time. Today, Zúñiga works as a graphic designer at an advertising

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Governor Signs Bill Enabling 15 California Community Colleges to Award Four-Year Degrees

La Prensa San Diego Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law a historic measure that for the first time enables a limited number of California community colleges to offer four-year degrees. Senate Bill (SB) 850, authored by State Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego), drew overwhelming bipartisan and business support because it addresses a growing need

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New California Legislation Could Help Undocumented and Uninsured

By Dayanis Lorey EL NUEVO SOL Irma, at only 52 years of age, had to experience a hip replacement. For more than eight years, she has experienced health problems. She now depends economically on her eldest son because she is no longer able to work. Irma is an undocumented woman who needs health care. She

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