State Re-Issues Face Mask Requirement

California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an order requiring residents to wear face coverings in public settings where social distancing is not possible or where interacts are prolonged, but with various specific exceptions.

June 19, 2020

DACA Upheld by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered another blow to the Trump Administration by deciding that the White Hosue wrongfully ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last year.

June 18, 2020

Large Corporations Took Small Business Relief Loans

The emergency loan program that was targeted to help small businesses retain workers during the COVID-19 crisis tapped out its $349 billion after approving over 1.6 million loans, but some of the loans went to large publicly-held corporations and wealthy institutions like Harvard University. 

April 21, 2020

PERSPECTIVE: Biden’s VP Could Serve 10 Years as President

PERSPECTIVE: Biden’s VP Could Serve 10 Years as President. Former Vice-President Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee for president now that Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race and endorsed him, along with Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobucher, and even former President Barack Obama.

April 17, 2020

CA Governor Orders Residents to Stay Home

Governor Newsom ordered a stop to all non-essential travel in the state for the foreseeable future to help stop the spread of the COVI-19 virus which experts now warn could infect up to 56% of the state’s nearly 40 million residents.

March 19, 2020

In Ironic Twist, Mexico Says It May Close Border with US

After more than three years of threats by President Donald Trump to close the US border with Mexico over illegal immigration and narcotics smuggling, now Mexican officials are contemplating restrictions or monitoring of Southbound traffic due to the spread of the coronavirus in the US.

March 13, 2020

SDSU Mission Valley Plan Approved by State System

San Diego State University’s proposal to buy SDCCU Stadium from the City for a new stadium, student housing, and commercial development was approved this week by the California State University system’s Board of Trustees.

January 29, 2020

La Prensa Sues City of San Diego Over Documents

La Prensa asked for all documents related to the Police Department’s use of ARJIS services, as well as the agreements involved in securing the use of the system. After more than two weeks, La Prensa did not receive any response from the SDPD or the City. We hope the court action will compel the release of the documents as provided by state and federal laws.

June 13, 2019

Federal Court Upholds Sanctuary State Laws

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld California’s so-called “Sanctuary” law that allows the State and cities to limit their cooperation with federal immigration agencies.

April 18, 2019

Realiza Consulado de México en San Diego Foro Consultivo

Apegándose al decálogo de apoyo a los mexicanos en el exterior que presentó el canciller mexicano Marcelo Ebrard esta semana, el Consulado General de México en San Diego realizó un foro consultivo como parte de una serie con la que se busca acercar a los ciudadanos mexicanos en el extranjero al Plan Nacional de Desarrollo de la actual presidencia.

April 4, 2019

Comienzan a Llegar Migrantes de la Tercera Caravana

El primer grupo de 33 migrantes, incluidos 13 niños, de la tercera caravana ya comenzó a llegar a Tijuana y, según organizaciones no gubernamentales y fuentes oficiales, podría tratarse de hasta 13,000 personas aunque no todas ellas vengan a la frontera de San Diego.

February 26, 2019

Nancy Maldonado: Nuevo Liderazgo

Sumándose a Chicano Federation en 2017 como directora de programas, el talento y liderazgo de Nancy Maldonado fue percibido brevemente dentro de la organización, llevándola a ser promovida a directora de operaciones en 2018 y luego a CEO de esta organización este mes de enero.

February 15, 2019

Juan Barraza: Life After Deportation

After living in San Diego county for 27 years, Juan Barraza, now deported, has faced tough times. Just this past Saturday, rain flooded the five-square-foot tent he’s been living in at a Tijuana public park.

February 7, 2019

New Human Trafficking Prevention Programs in San Diego Public Schools

A coordinated trio of new programs that aims to bring human trafficking education, prevention, and awareness training into every public school in San Diego County and protect children from exploitation under the umbrella of the newly-established San Diego Trafficking Prevention Collective was recently announced.

January 29, 2019

Bike Safety Course Coming to City Heights

Local residents interested in learning about bicycle road safety can learn about safer riding practices at a class being offered by the San Diego Bicycle Coalition on Saturday, Feb. 2 starting at 9 a.m. at the Copley-Price YMCA in City Heights.

January 23, 2019

Migrants Still Waiting to Cross Border

On a cold afternoon under a cloudy sky outside el Barretal, the main migrant shelter in southeastern Tijuana, an older couple, Rosalba and her husband Walter stand together watching a group of migrants pick out donated clothes from a dark grey truck with California plates.

January 8, 2019

Desde El Salvador Hasta Tijuana

El sonido de los pasos de Fátima Del Carmen Castro sobre el malecón de Playas de Tijuana se pierde entre requintos de conjuntos norteños y las olas que se azotan sobre la costa. Aún después de haber recorrido las geografías de tres países, ella sigue caminando, buscando ganarse la vida dignamente vendiendo brochetas de camarón asado mientras espera su ingreso a Estados Unidos

November 20, 2018

City Heights Looks Ahead to 2020 Presidential Election

City Heights is home to immigrants and refugees from all over the world, from Central America to East Africa. The City Heights Community Development Corporation states there are over 80,000 residents and there are more than 30 languages and a number of dialects spoken.

November 14, 2018

Midterm Election Wrap Up

Tuesday’s mid-term election delivered wins and losses to both parties at the national, state, and local levels. Here are a few of the top headlines from the election results as they stand today.

November 9, 2018

Vivian Moreno: City Council Candidate

After years of serving as an aide to the local councilman, Vivian Moreno is now working to help lead San Diego and hopes to be the first woman elected to the City Council’s Eighth District.

November 2, 2018

Workshop Seeks to Educate Public On How to Vote for Judges

This week, a diverse group of residents, parents, and students filled a large room at Hilltop High School in Chula Vista to learn about the judicial branch of government and how they can approach voting for judges, as part of a workshop to promote civic education and engagement making its way throughout the state entitled Judge the Judges.

October 18, 2018

Casi 500 Menores Continúan Separados de sus Padres

Ha pasado más de un mes desde que concluyó el plazo otorgado por un juez de San Diego para que el gobierno reunificara a todas las familias que separó en la frontera y, todavía, 497 niños continúan alejados de sus padres, evidencia un reporte presentado ante la corte federal.

August 31, 2018

Lease Approved for Chicano Park Museum

For a community that has been historically neglected, the approval of a 20 year lease agreement that will allow for a permanent space for the Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center represents a long-overdue victory.

August 10, 2018

Federal Judge Orders Family Separations to End

A federal judge ordered immigration authorities to stop the practice of separating children from their parents and gave them 30 days to reunite the thousands of families that have already been separated.

June 28, 2018

New Challenges for Asylum Seekers

A letter signed by nearly 50 immigrants detained inside the CoreCivic facility denounced family separation, arbitrary and prolonged detention, and listed a number of complaints about how they are treated at the center.

June 14, 2018

City’s Truck Resolution Insufficient Residents Say

Over a decade since the City of San Diego approved a resolution to reduce the number of five-ton trucks that drive through the community of Barrio Logan, residents and activists believe it has done little to solve the problem.

March 22, 2018

Injunction Blocks Trump’s Decision to End DACA

U.S. District Judge William Alsup of San Francisco wrote that the administration needs to “maintain the DACA program on a nationwide basis” and allow DACA enrollees to renew their DACA status with some exceptions.

January 12, 2018

‘Dreamers’ Begin the Year with no Dream Act

Exactly four months after the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was rescinded, those who benefited from the Obama-era program, known as Dreamers, continue to face uncertainty about their future in the country.

January 4, 2018

‘Dreamers’ Impact in Economy Reviewed

The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at UC San Diego hosted the event, “Challenges for Dreamers in Trump’s America,” on Monday, Dec. 4, which consisted of presentations by immigration experts and DACA recipients themselves.

December 7, 2017

El Cajon Residents to a Take Stand for the Homeless

The food-sharing ban is the city’s most recent response to addressing the hepatitis A outbreak in the city, and prior to the ban, the city installed hand washing stations and began power washing the streets with bleach.

November 9, 2017

Deported DACA ‘Dreamer’ Not Part of a Change in Policy

The deportation of an undocumented immigrant enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) seems to be an isolated case, and not a signal that President Donald Trump has ended the program that has helped over 800,000 people stay in the country.

August 25, 2017

Celebrating César Chávez Day

By Sandra G. Leon Friday, March 31st, is César Chávez Day in California, the only state in the country that has made an official state […]

March 31, 2017

El Chapo Extradited to US

By Alberto Garcia  Mexico’s most notorious drug cartel leader arrived in New York on Thursday after being extradited to the United States to face charges […]

January 20, 2017

SD Police Can Now Track Gunshots

By Sandra G. Leon This week the San Diego Police Department announced it has deployed a new system to detect and pinpoint gunshots in four […]

November 23, 2016

Early Voting Begins

By Alberto Garcia   Early voting for the November 8 elections began this past Monday, October 10, with record numbers in what may be a […]

October 14, 2016

Trump: No Amnesty, Yes Wall

By Alberto Garcia  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump this week confirmed his position that he does not support any path to citizenship or amnesty for […]

September 1, 2016

Lori Saldaña Calls for Fair Campaign

By Alexandra Mendoza Mayoral candidate Lori Saldaña has accused her opponent, incumbent Kevin Faulconer, of purportedly trying to obtain her personal information, and is once […]

April 1, 2016

San Diego Feels the Bern

By Alexandra Mendoza Campaign events such as the one hosted this week at the San Diego Convention Center are seldom seen. The day was just […]

March 25, 2016

The Local Side of the Refugee Crisis

By Katia Lopez-Hodoyan I vividly remember the cold. The weather would drop dramatically without notice. I was constantly shivering, lifting my shoulders towards my ears […]

March 18, 2016

UCSD and CETYS Sign Academic Exchange

By Alexandra Mendoza The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Baja California’s Technical and Higher Education Center (CETYS University) have signed a memorandum of […]

March 11, 2016

Free College Promise Approved

By Mario A. Cortez As higher education expenses keep climbing across the nation, 200 local community college students will soon catch a break from the […]

February 26, 2016

SWC Spring Semester Begins

By Mario A. Cortez After seven long weeks of winter break, Southwestern College, South Bay’s higher learning institution, will resume classes when the 2016 Spring […]

January 29, 2016

CV’s McCann Funded Campaign With Debt

INVESTIGATIVE SERIES: PART 1 City Councilman overspent by $55,000 in 2014 election By Eduardo Rueda, Investigative Reporter Chula Vista City Councilman John McCann continues raising […]

January 15, 2016

Sweetwater Schools Settle Lawsuit

District denies fault but admits “improper” behavior By Eduardo Rueda, Investigative Reporter The Sweetwater Union High School District has settled a lawsuit and agreed to […]

January 8, 2016

Schools Declare State of Emergency

By Eduardo Rueda / Investigative Reporter The San Ysidro School District on Thursday voted unanimously to declare a local state of emergency to deal with […]

November 20, 2015

Teachers Demand Board Member Resign

By Eduardo Rueda Investigative Reporter San Ysidro school teachers delivered petitions at a school board meeting Thursday signed by a vast majority of the District’s […]

November 14, 2015