Andrea Lopez-Villafaña


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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


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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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“For a city the size of San Diego and a city that counts itself as America’s finest city, the commitment to arts and culture and the citizens is not up to par,” says Baza. Read more



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Dancers have been traditionally paid as independent contractors by clubs. However, a California Supreme Court decision in a civil lawsuit has inadvertently set a new standard for whether or not certain workers can be paid as independent contractors. Read more

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In the last month, Kasem has spent almost every day tearing, weaving and dying cotton strands into Islamic prayer rugs for her upcoming exhibition Every Fragment - A Prayer: Yasmine Kasem at 1805 Gallery in Little Italy (1805 Columbia St.). Read more


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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

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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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Photo by Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

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

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