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'Chicano Park: From the Mind of a Conceptual Artist' captures the past, present and future of the park, through the eyes of muralist Salvador Torres. Read more

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Photo by Andrea Lopez-villafaña

Every month residents, property and business owners of District 8 meet to discuss the storage center for homeless citizens located in Logan Heights. One topic repeatedly arises: The center is drawing more homeless citizens into the area. Read more

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Photos by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

The versatility of pork is astounding. It can be served in a taco, stuffed in a dumpling, placed between a bun or served cold. Read more

Food Issue

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The term “Mexican aliens” is often used with hateful intentions. Filmmakers Benjamin Huerta and Itamar Lilienthal are seeking to change that. Read more

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Photos by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

It’s been more than a year since Morales-Luna was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in front of her three daughters on a street corner in National City Read more

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Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

"When I show people they are like, ‘This is so horrible,’” says Claudia Dominguez, referring to the subject matter of her debut graphic novel More Than Money. “Yes, it was horrible, but it healed me tremendously.” Read more

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Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

Lips San Diego is celebrating its 20 year anniversary in San Diego since first opening in Bankers Hill, and then moving to North Park 12 years ago. Read more

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Photo by Allison Davis

The San Diego chapter of the Resistance Revival Chorus uses singing as a form of political activism while maintaining, according to its leaders, the “spirit of joy and resistance.” Read more

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Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

"I feel the fire lit.” This is how Chief of Homelessness Strategies and Housing Liaison Keely Halsey put it three months ago at a San Diego Housing Authority meeting. Read more

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Photos by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

It’s easy to assume the best drinking spots in District 8 would be breweries in Barrio Logan, but I’d suggest not ignoring neighborhoods like Logan Heights and Otay Mesa. Read more

Drink Issue

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Photo by Seth Combs

Ahead of the monthly art crawl in the Barrio Logan Arts District, one of the neighborhood’s staple galleries announced it will hold its last show Saturday. Read more

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The idea is to have performance artists sign up on the spot to perform work they are developing or simply want to try out in an intimate space with a small audience. Read more

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Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

This leaves occupations such as freelance writers, strippers, rideshare drivers and anyone else working as an independent contractor to wonder what happens next. Read more

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Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

One piece that particularly highlights that is “Xicana,” which depicts a young person covered by a Mickey Mouse blanket with Otomi symbols on the walls. Read more

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Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

Back in 2016, Doñate envisioned creating a project that encouraged a unified arts community in the South Bay. Read more

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Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

Every so often, I get this urge to get out of the house and actually explore the diverse and beautiful city I live in. Read more

Summer Guide

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Photo courtesy of Bronwyn Huddleson Photography

Over the years—and with the addition of an Amazon Prime membership—I’ve gotten in the habit of shopping online for everything and anything. Read more

Summer Guide

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Photo courtesy of Centro Cultural de la Raza’s Arts Advisory Committee

Just a few months ago, volunteers with the Centro Cultural de la Raza showed up in their best cleaning attire to give the historical space a limpia. Read more

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Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

Rice and her boyfriend have been staying for a month at a “safe parking lot” run by the nonprofit Dreams for Change since becoming homeless in March. Read more

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Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

On Tuesday, April 9, the County Board of Supervisors accepted the Probation Department’s new approach report, which includes closing the day site in La Mesa and Reflections Youth Day Center in San Marcos. Read more

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