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Chicano Park

MAGAZINE: Chicano Park leaders fight for its heritage

City College students in 1970 helped shape the Chicano movement
Gabriel Schneider, Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2021
Josie Talamantez remembers sitting in a Chicano Studies class at San Diego City College in April 1970.
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Chicano Park sign

Chicano Park celebrates its 51st anniversary virtually

The celebration comes a year after the 50th was canceled due to the onset of COVID-19
Gabriel Schneider, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2021
The community of Chicano Park, a historical landmark with strong ties to San Diego City College, continued that mission this spring, celebrating its 51st anniversary virtually on YouTube April 19-25.
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Happy holidays

MAGAZINE: Holidays can still be celebrated from home

City Times offers students a pandemic-friendly, practical guide for holiday celebrations
Deserie Larios, Staff Writer December 21, 2020
With San Diego moving to the purple tier, California’s strictest level, many students and families are wondering how to quarantine efficiently during the holiday season. City Times offers activities you can still do safely and at a distance during the pandemic.
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By David Ahumada/ City Times

Chicano park day 2018

David Ahumada , Photo Editor May 2, 2018

Thousands of people gathered for Chicano Park Day in Barrio Logan for one of the largest Chicanx heritage celebrations in San Diego County. The festivities on April 21 featured traditional food, art, music...

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White nationalists holding picnic in Chicano Park are met by hundreds of the Barrio Logan community

Esai Melendez, Arts/Features Editor September 20, 2017

Tensions were high Sunday, Sept. 3 when a group of white nationalists planning to have lunch at Chicano Park, as a means to protest the park’s murals, were met with hundreds of members of the Barrio...

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City Bites: Tamales Run

City Bites visited Logan Heights in search for some tamales for the holidays.  Roberto found a pork tamale in Las Cuatro Milpas, located at 1857 Logan Ave.  Melissa found hers at Tamales Chiapanecos...

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Ramon Chunky Sanchez, HeART of Loteria, 2013, San Diego, City College, Mike Madriaga, Ruben Torres

Icon of Chicano community passes away

Mike Madriaga November 5, 2016

"Que Viva El Chunky y que Viva La Causa," were her last words on a post to memorialize her father, Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez. Ixcatli A. Sanchez confirmed on Facebook the passing of her father,...

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San Diego City College alumnus and local artist Salvador Torres engages audience members with a retelling of the Chicano movement as art history to a packed house in the Saville Theatre on Oct. 8. Photo credit: Celia Jimenez

Chicano art through the ages

Destiny Ortiz October 14, 2015

As students, San Diego City College alumni and guests piled into the Saville Theatre, they were hit with the melodic sounds coming from a guitar that belonged to the muralist and artist Salvador Roberto...

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Construction for the new Cesar Chavez continuing education building is set to be completed in June. Photo credit: Richard Lomibao

A new barrio for education

Barrio Logan in for another change with new Cesar Chavez building creeping completion
Richard Lomibao, Opinion Editor February 3, 2015

Standing at the intersection of National Ave. and Cesar E. Chavez Prkwy. stands a new parking structure, the sun reflecting off the sparkly glass windows. Right next to it an old, brick building which...

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The day was marked by powerful signs and bullhorn chants in conjunction with a well-organized flag precession down Park Blvd, ending at Chicano Park in Barrio Logan.  The messages of the day hit hard, calling out perceived uneven economnic polices and egregious deportation laws, and rights for all workers from Latinos and African Americans to the elderly and queer groups. Photo credit: Celia Jimenez

Voices demand workers’ rights (with gallery)

Diego Lynch May 20, 2014

On May 1, students and San Diego area activists gathered to celebrate “May Day” also known as International Worker’s Day. Unrecognized by the US Government, May Day represents the struggles of the...

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Salvador Torres works on his drawings at a local San Diego cafe in October.Photo credit: Andrew Hahn.

The Architect of the Dream

Juan Carlos Siezar December 8, 2013

Everyone can think about or plan something for the future. As a matter of fact, most people do it constantly, but it takes more than that to become a true visionary and see beyond what the rest can see....

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by J. Rae Chipera, City Times

Chicano Park Day embraces its cultural roots with festival

Angela Calderon May 21, 2013

After gaining a place on the National Register of historic places, Chicano Park was full of people celebrating Chicano Park Day on April 20.“It’s a very cultural day. I appreciate it when people...

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