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For Some, San Francisco Latino History Began With Irish Songs

For Some, San Francisco Latino History Began With Irish Songs

By Lydia Chávez Mission Local As a boy, Francisco Camplis acquired a repertoire of songs that would have served him well in Dublin. Never mind that Camplis, now 80 years old, was the son of two Mexican immigrants in SoMa. Like his compadres he attended St. Patrick’s School on Fifth Street and every St. Patrick’s


With a Dream of Return: Deportees in Mexicali

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


Underground comedy on the border has its own jalapeño flavor

By Andrea Vargas Borderzine EL PASO – Everyone always enjoys a good laugh and at Coconuts Bar and Grill the staff invites amateur comedians to gather around every Tuesday to perform in the Underground Comedy Show. Comedians from El Paso differ from comics in other places, because the culture here nourishes a different type of


Undocumented students get a helping hand from Raza educators

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego When Jesus Mendez Carbajal started his college education at San Diego Mesa College a little bit more tan three years ago, his parents, with a lot of sacrifice, had to pay for all expenses. Since Mendez Carbajal is an undocumented student, he didn’t qualify for federal financial


It’s Official! Mission District’s 24th Street District is Calle 24

By Claire Weissbluth MissionLocal Mission District leaders and downtown officials inaugurated the Calle 24 District at Harrison and 24th streets in the Mission. Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía has called Calle 24 “a little Macondo, where you can find sugared-skulls, exiled poets and colonels who fought in losing wars.” “Latinos in San Francisco have provided a


San Diego State University Press to publish Chicano professor’s analysis of work of nation’s foremost Latino author Alejandro Morales

Amigos805.com SANTA MARIA — Allan Hancock College English professor Marc García-Martínez, Ph.D., will soon join world-renowned researchers Jane Goodall and Noam Chomsky as authors whose works have been published by the San Diego State University Press (SDSU Press), college officials reported this week in a media release. The oldest university press in the California State