City College Program Develops Student Success

By Mario A. Cortez While science and math related courses are often thought of as difficult and inaccessible, one program at a local community college is improving student outcomes in these subjects through empowerment and redefining the way students think about schoolwork and themselves. The Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement program (MESA) at San Diego […]

New Jackie Robinson YMCA Near Reopening Day

By Mario A. Cortez After 18 months of reconstruction efforts, the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA is closer and closer to celebrating its grand reopening. The original Jackie Robinson YMCA facilities shut down their operations in March of 2016, with construction work on new facilities being done since the closure. “There has never been a YMCA […]

Barrio Logan Named California Cultural District

La Prensa San Diego News Desk Barrio Logan has been selected as one of California’s premier state-designated cultural districts, the California Arts Council (CAC) announced today. The Barrio Logan Cultural District joins 13 other districts that will launch the innovative new program highlighting cultural diversity and unique artistic identities within California. A cultural district is […]

Celebrate the Arts at the New National City Aquatic Center

The Port of San Diego invites the public, including National City residents, to celebrate the arts, including the newly-installed Sea Dragon sculpture, at a free special event on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The community celebration will take place in Pepper Park at the Port of San Diego’s newest public facility, the National City Aquatic Center, […]

Manifestaciones Tras Victoria de Trump

Por Mario A. Cortez Después de la inesperada victoria de Donald Trump en las elecciones presidenciales, las protestas han estallado en los Estados Unidos y California. San Diego no fue la excepción y las protestas se  han llevado a cabo en varios lugares durante los últimos días. Una de las primeras manifestaciones dentro del condado […]

Fernando Hernández: Aprendiendo mas alla del Salón

Por Mario A. Cortez  Muy pocos directores escolares tienen el mismo optimismo y la misma pasión por el aprendizaje que tiene Fernando Hernández, director de la Escuela Primaria Perkins en Barrio Logan. Hernández ha sido el director de esta escuela por los últimos 14 años pero el nunca planeo en dirigir esta escuela cuando comenzó […]

Don Diego VFW Nationally Recognized

By Mario A. Cortez  Operating since 1955, Barrio Logan’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7420, also known as the Don Diego VFW, has been providing an environment where the men who fought in armed conflicts abroad can find camaraderie and support. Having earned various recognitions in the 61 years since its foundation, Don Diego […]

Port Working to Balance Concerns over Expansion

By Sangra G. Leon  A proposal to expand port operations near Barrio Logan has drawn fire from a local environmental group opposed to the plan. A draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was released by the Port District on June 27 and open for public comments through August 18 to allow for input from the community […]

Amigos Del REP: Giving Back to the Community

By Mimi Pollack  It is not always easy being a Latino or Hispanic performer in the entertainment community. Many times the roles that are offered to actors are limited, as are jobs for directors, producers, stagehands, and technicians.  Amigos Del REP founding members Herbert Siguenza, John Padilla, and Dave Rivas wanted to find a way […]