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Film “Detained in the Desert” gives voice to immigrants’ plight

Film “Detained in the Desert” gives voice to immigrants’ plight

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego SAN DIEGO — Enrique Morones accepts it was difficult for him to perform in front of a camera what he does in real life every single day. Morones, who is founder and director of Border Angels, an immigrants-rights organization, is one of the main characters in the


La Santa Cecilia shout out to Santa Barbara County youth at the 2014 Grammy Awards!

Amigos805.com SANTA BARBARA — La Santa Cecilia, winners of the the Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Grammy for Treinte Días, gave thought in their acceptance speech on Jan. 26 to the incarcerated youth in Santa Barbara County they had visited through ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! earlier this month, the organization reported in


Latina Senior Guards History at 16th and Valencia Streets in San Francisco’s Mission District

By Erica Hellerstein Mission Local Every morning at 4 a.m., Rosa Campos’ alarm insistently buzzes. She unfurls, shakes the sleep from her limbs and dashes out of her apartment at 3rd and Kirkwood to catch the first bus of the day. By 5:05 a.m., she can be found inside the newsstand at 16th and Valencia,


Politician Olga Diaz: ‘What is Good for Latinos is Good For Everyone

By Mark Day La Prensa San Diego When Escondido residents go to the polls next Nov. 4, they will choose between two mayoral candidates, both from immigrant backgrounds, with radically different philosophies. Sam Abed, the incumbent mayor, is a conservative Republican, born in Lebanon. Councilwoman Olga Diaz, a Democrat, born in Salinas, Calif., is the