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Obituary: Goyo Flores

June 12, 2015

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San Diego Community Activist, Producer, Director, Actor, Theater Arts Professor, and Special Forces Vietnam Veteran Dies Gregorio Flores or “Goyo” as he was well known, enlisted in the U.S. Army and volunteered for airborne and Special Forces earning the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Combat Medical Badge. He served a total of 10 years in […]

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Obituary: Raul Bejarano Loya

April 10, 2015

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By Patricia Loya Raul Bejarano Loya, beloved husband, father, educator and activist, died peacefully on April 1st, 2015, in the SF Bay Area. He began as a copper miner in Miami, AZ; was the first in his family to go to college; got his M.Ed. from NAU; and married his love, Servita, a student at […]

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The Passing of a Chicano Warrior, Reies López Tijerina

January 23, 2015

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By Herman Baca, President Committee on Chicano Rights In the late 1960’s; Cesar Chavez, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales, Jose Angel Gutierrez and Reies Lòpez Tijerina were known as the Four Horsemen of the Chicano Movement. With the sad news that Reies Lòpez Tijerina has passed at the age of 88 in El Paso, Texas, on January […]

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Obituary: Peter Chacon

December 26, 2014

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June 10, 1925 – December 14, 2014 California State Assemblyman 1970-92 By Paul Chacon Peter Chacon served in the California State Legislature from 1970 until his retirement in 1992 representing the urban core of San Diego. Upon his election, he became only the second Latino legislator elected to State of California public office in the […]

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Obituary

July 11, 2014

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Joe Martinez January 10, 1916 – June 28, 2014 Over his 98 years of life, Joe Martinez lived with love, passion and integrity. One of 11 children to Ysabel and Francisco Avila, Joe was born in San Bernardino, CA, raised in Richmond, CA, and for the last 30 years, lived in Manteca, CA. Joe’s talents […]

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In Memoriam

April 11, 2014

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Valentina and Sabrina Apodaca August 06, 1993                     August 10, 1996 April 12, 1999                           April 12, 1999 Our little Angels in Heaven. Its been fifteen years and a day doesn’t go by without […]

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Carmen Zapata, A Latino Hollywood Legend, Dead at 86

January 10, 2014

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An artist, activist, teacher, mentor, and community leader, the passing of Carmen Zapata leaves the world a better place…and a little less bright. Cecilia Garcia, a dear friend of actress, activist, and teacher, and leader Carmen Zapata, posted the sad news on her Facebook account on the evening of Monday, January 6: Bilingual Foundation of […]

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Obituary: Service to Others Was Her Mission!

September 6, 2013

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By David Valladolid Beloved and adored Rita Valladolid was born in Chino, California on October 9, 1915 to Anita and Ysaias Torres. She was raised in Santa Paula, California and when she was seven years old her first sister Eleanor joined the family. Eleanor or “Aunt Baby” as she is known remained a loving and […]

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Obituary: Maria Torres Avalos

August 30, 2013

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[Eulogy delivered by David Avalos, Maria’s son, during the funeral mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Old Town National City.] Thank you all, family and friends, for gathering together to give back to Maria Torres Avalos some of the love that she shared with us throughout her life, to celebrate her memory with […]

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Hispanic Community Mourns the Loss of Mexican American Leader Raymond Telles

March 15, 2013

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Ambassador Raymond L. Telles, Jr., the first Hispanic mayor of a major American city, the first Hispanic U.S. Ambassador, a decorated U.S. Air Force Colonel, and presidential advisor passed away on March 8, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Sherman Oaks, California. Telles was born September 5, 1915, and was educated at Texas Western College, […]

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In Memoriam

January 11, 2013

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Yolanda E. Riquelme Asunción, 30 de enero de 1942 – San Diego, 3 de enero, 2013 Mi filosofía de la educación es un reflejo de mi filosofía de vida: reconocer el valor intrínseco de la dignidad humana. Las escuelas han sido específicamente montadas por la sociedad para proveer a los niños el conocimiento que les […]

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In Memoriam: Fred Avalos

August 24, 2012

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Fred “Slick” Avalos, 89, a lifetime resident of San Diego, died August 17th of natural causes. A child of the Depression, his parents immigrated to the U.S. to escape the Mexican revolution in 1916. In California the family became farmworkers and later Avalos secured a better future for his family as one the first Mexican […]

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Michael Schnorr ¡Presente!

July 6, 2012

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By David Avalos Michael Schnorr, an inspirational Southwestern College professor, died in San Diego last Friday afternoon, June 29. He was 67. Heralded as a creator of politically charged murals at Chicano Park, Michael later established himself as a border artist who went on to garner great local, national and international acclaim. With the Border […]

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¡En Memoria!

June 29, 2012

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Eva Eusebia Avila Vda. de Bazán Nov. 12, 1929 – Junio 15, 2012 El pasado Viernes Junio 15, fue muy triste para la familia de Doña Eva (o Evita, como era conocida), pues dejaba de existir esta gran mujer que con su ejemplo de trabajo y honradez dejó un gran ejemplo para sus hijos, familia […]

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Obituary: Jake Martinez

May 18, 2012

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1935 – 2012 Jake Martinez passed away peacefully on May 10, 2012, with his wife of 53 years near his side. Born February 21, 1935, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he moved to California in 1966 and became a resident of Poway in 2003. Jake is survived by his wife Frances, daughter Katherine Nuernberger and husband […]

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Obituary: Sarah Lowery

October 7, 2011

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Sarah Lowery July 4, 1925 – October 5, 2011    Sarah Lowery, 86, passed on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Born in San Diego to Edward B. Contreras and Ruth Fernisa de Almenara on the 4th of July 1925, she was taken to Mexico upon the death of her mother to be raised by her grandmother […]

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Art Historian and Critic, Shifra Goldman Passes Away on 9/11

September 16, 2011

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Art Historian and Critic, Shifra Goldman Passes Away on 9/11

“I was never in the mainstream, never in all my life. I was born on the margins, lived on the margins, and have always sympathized with the margins.  They make a lot more sense to me than the mainstream.” Shifra M. Goldman, September 1992  Shifra M. Goldman 1926-2011 By Carol Wells     Shifra Goldman, a […]

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