Andrea Lopez-Villafaña


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



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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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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


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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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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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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A city audit report found that planning group members are not currently receiving sufficient training to fulfill their role. Read more

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I summoned the help of my beer-loving gal pals. “I’m working on a story about beer for people who don’t like beer... do any breweries come to mind?” my text reads. Read more

Beer Issue

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Corona and Marina have been long-time friends and colleagues since their time at the San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) where Corona was formerly the education director and interim executive director. Read more



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It’s been a year since Pita Verdin stood before the City Council pleading with them to vote against opening a homeless storage facility in her neighborhood. Read more



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"I went to sleep crying and woke up without an alarm—really just startled because I knew I was going to send my girls to a school that is housed in a Mosque.” Read more

From the Editor


Photos courtesy of John Raymond Mireles

In the corner of 26th Street and Imperial Avenue, there’s a small storefront decorated with commercial decals of young Black men and women cheerfully holding “white privilege” identification cards. Read more

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In the last couple of years, Native American communities are becoming increasingly outspoken about environmental threats, one of those being the Trump administration’s interest in opening California’s coast to offshore drilling. Read more

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That science and more will be explored at the first annual Barrio Logan Science and Art Expo on March 16, at the Mercado del Barrio (1101 Cesar E. Chavez Pkwy.). Read more

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