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SF International High Sees Increase in Enrollment of Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

SF International High Sees Increase in Enrollment of Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

By Andrea Valencia Mission Local On her first day of classes at San Francisco International High School, Jennifer Chavac, an 11th grader, was busy. This is her third year at this school and she’s proven to be a dedicated student. Today, she was in charge of showing City and School District officials what her Science


Providing valuable support to Ventura County’s growing Mixteco community

By Frank X. Moraga Amigos805 Just suppose you were dropped into a country where you couldn’t speak the language, couldn’t read the local newspaper, read signs at local supermarket or even read the public bus transportation schedule. And just suppose that those offering you and your family members some help speak yet another language, one


Workers celebrate, businesses oppose San Diego’s minimum wage increase

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego Last week, San Diego became the largest city in the United States to pass a minimum wage hike and earned sick days policy, but workers’ groups say it is not enough while business-owners say it is too much. During the Monday, July 14th, San Diego City Council


Audio Documentary: Mexicali deportees with a dream of return

By Jéssica Bedolla El Nuevo Sol The goal of this audio documentary is to put a human face on the devastating effects of deportations on immigrant families by giving voice to the deportees themselves. The documentary includes interviews with people affected by deportations and their accounts of their forced exodus back to the south as


Chicano Park muralist Victor Ochoa: “My love for education started in the barrios”

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego After almost a quarter of a century teaching art in formal educational institutions, Chicano Park muralist Victor Ochoa retired from traditional classrooms last week, when MAAC Community Charter School ended its school year. Ochoa taught art at MAAC for 13 years, but before that he had taught