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By David Ahumada/ City Times

Chicano park day 2018

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 festiv...

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 Logan community. Calls for a rally started on Facebook after Brent Beltran, Vice Chairperson of the Barrio Logan Community Planning Group, leaked a post that revealed he had...

City Bites: Tamales Run

December 3, 2016

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...

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

Icon of Chicano community passes away

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 f...

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

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...

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

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....

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)

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...

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

The Architect of the Dream

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 tru...

by J. Rae Chipera, City Times

Chicano Park Day embraces its cultural roots with festival

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 cul...

Lowrider car show at the 43rd anniversary of Chicano Park.

Chicano Park’s 43rd anniversary

May 13, 2013

With the theme “Chicano Park: Aztlan's Jewel & A National Chicano Treasure,” the 43rd anniversary of Chicano Park attracted 2,000 to 3,500 p...

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