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San Diego City College student Zaphire Alonso lays in her hospital bed at UCSD Medical Center on Sept. 9 after transferring from Hospital General de Playa del Carmen in Cancun, Mexico, after an Aug. 16 motorcycle accident. Photo credit: Mike Madriaga

‘Bring Zaphire home’

September 29, 2015

“… We were going fast through the Carretera Tulum, then the motorcycle started moving around and that is when we flew (off),” explained Zaphire Alonso,...

A long line of people snaking around dividers to get through Customs is an everyday occurrence for some individuals. Photo credit: Joe Kendall

Crossing Borders

May 21, 2015

The Tijuana-San Diego border is a nonstop pumping vessel. It never sleeps. Thousands of people flood the border every morning as part of their daily...

The family members of missing 43 Ayotzinapa students Jorge Alvarez Nava, Benjamin Ascencio Bautista and Miguel Angel Mendoza speak to listeners circling around the small stone stage. Photo credit: Mark Elliott

Caravana 43 rallies at City

April 21, 2015

Proclamations and chants such as "Ayotzinapa aguanta San Diego se levanta!" and the continuous shout of "Justice!" echoed through the streets of Downtown...

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks about how the city restructured its Police Department diminish crime rates. He spoke at a press conference Oct. 19 at CECUT, Cultural Center of Tijuana, headquarters of Tijuana Innovadora. (Photo by Celia Jimenez)

Inside Tijuana Innovadora

December 12, 2014

The cities of San Diego and Tijuana go beyond sharing their geography — they share a culture all their own due to the social environment that is created in...

Student and Students in Power member Tony Perez raises his fist, leading the crowd that gathered in the BT Plaza in a chant of “We won’t take it anymore,” referring to recent officer-involved deaths that have and haven’t made national news. Photo credit: Miguel Cid

Students stage walkout in protest in wake of Michael Brown grand jury decision

December 10, 2014

“Hands up! Walkout! Hands up! Walkout! Hands up,” was the call to fellow students on the way to class, along 16th and C streets, and through San Diego...

Students march to bring attention to the 43 missing students in Guerrero Mexico.
Photo Credit: Richard Lomibao

City students rally for the missing 43 Ayotzinapa students

December 10, 2014

Nov. 20, 1910, was the day that marked the start of the Mexican Revolution leading to Mexico's independence. But this year, the day's revolutionary spirit...

California has the best of all worlds and splitting it is a mistake

Photo credit: Michele Suthers

Diego Lynch

March 12, 2014

A “state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country...

Model Gerson Perez. Photo credit: Juan Carlos Siezar.

The Hardest Fight

December 11, 2013

In Latino communities, when we hear about AB 540 students, we immediately think about tenacity, struggle, perseverance, capacity, constant challenges; bu...

Cross the border, waive your rights

Elizabeth Carson

April 29, 2013

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” This is the Fourth Amendment...

Goodbye Constitution

J. Rae Chipera

April 29, 2013

America: home of the free and land of the brave? Not anymore.In Southern California, even if one does not leave the U.S., it is inevitable that a driver will pass through a border patrol checkpoint; whereupon, questions will be asked, ethnicity will be judged and the car might even get searched, all in the name of safety and national security, but to what end?Border patrol is not...

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