Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

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Little did I know that Harrah’s Resort SoCal’s PR team would put me in touch with David Hasselhoff; actor, German icon and mayor of Funner, California, where Harrah’s Resort SoCal is located. Read more

Staycation Issue


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Dozens of state legislators from all over the U.S. filled the conference rooms at the Kona Kai Resort in Shelter Island last month for the 16th National Summit of Hispanic State Legislators. Read more



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The five-year anniversary of La Bodega Gallery is a big deal and, when we ask co-owner Soni López-Chávez, it’s been quite the roller coaster ride. Read more

Seen Local


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The inaugural 32-page magazine publishes this week and although it’s no bigger than a junior sized legal pad, its significance in the community looms large for those who created it. Read more



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January: California officially became the eighth state to allow the sale, cultivation and usage of recreational cannabis and cannabis products. Read more

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Back in 2016, we wrote, “2017 surely has to be better, right?” Then, in our 2017 New Year’s Eve Guide, we wrote,“2018 surely has to be better, right? Right?” Eh, OK, well, 2019… yeah, OK, whatever… bring it on. Read more

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Curses! Foiled again! All I wanted this year was to get that pesky gas tax repealed. And I would’ve gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for those meddling liberals! Read more

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This is Sanctuary Print Shop, artists Sergio De La Torre and Chris Treggiari’s newest iteration of a decades-long project that documents the history of sanctuary cities in California, as well as nationwide immigration policies. Read more



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The Mayor of Tijuana, Juan Manuel Gastelum, declared an official humanitarian crisis on Friday but said he would not use any of the city’s resources for the migrants and instead asked the United Nations for help. Read more



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Philomena Marina is a Barrio Logan resident, community environmental justice activist and a member of the Barrio Logan Planning Group. Read more

People of the Year


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Jill Steeves is a former homeless citizen and community director with Wakeland Apartments. Read more

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Daniella Benitez works with Build a Miracle, a nonprofit that builds homes for families in Mexico. She is also a board member of Kidbox’s Kids Board of Directors. Read more

People of the Year


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Vivian Moreno is the newly-elected San Diego City Councilmember representing District 8, which includes Barrio Logan, Greater Logan Heights, San Ysidro and Otay Mesa. Read more

People of the Year


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The 24-year-old photographer interviewed seven individuals for his Undocuqueer project and photographed them at home with their families. Read more



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While the past months have been exhaustingly busy for the first-time candidate, something which is apparent from our interview, he is not slowing down anytime soon. Read more



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Mystery manis? CBD-infused massages? The best spots for nails, brows and more Read more

Best of San Diego


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IG-worthy pancakes? John Stamos sightings? The best spots for morning-ish grub Read more

Best of San Diego

Environmental heroes? City council upstarts? Our picks for the local politicians who are giving us their best Read more

Best of San Diego

In many ways, Moreno represents the institutional choice in this race. She has experience and knows what steps need to be taken to address the issues that impact the district. Read more



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Late night on July 14, Marcela Dominguez woke up in the backseat of a friend’s car only to find herself in Tijuana. She was scared, her palms were sweaty, and her heart raced as she found herself overwhelmed with panic. Read more