Tag Archives: Chicano Park

Urban Corps youth make a difference in Chicano Park

July 24, 2015

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By Pablo J. Sáinz For Alfredo Silva, Chicano Park represents community, family. “It’s a place where my family gets together, for carne asada, for a good time,” said Silva, who grew up and lives in Barrio Logan, just a few blocks from the park. So now that Silva is part of a group of Urban […]

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Jóvenes de Urban Corps hacen una diferencia en Chicano Park

July 24, 2015

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Por Pablo J. Sáinz Para Alfredo Silva, Chicano Park representa comunidad, familia. “Es un lugar donde mi familia se reúne, para una carne asada, para pasar un buen rato”, dijo Silva, quien creció y vive en Barrio Logan, a unas cuadras del parque. Así que ahora que Silva es parte de un grupo de estudiantes […]

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June 12, 2015

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With Jacki Geary and Ricardo Islas at La Bodega Gallery & Studios

By Elena Marques Artists have a massive responsibility to their community. Art is history, the history of the people…because art has the power to capture more then words. Its ethereal and real at the same time, depicts moments in history, frozen in time. It is preservation of culture. I spoke with Victor Ochoa this week, […]

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Celebrating 45 Year History of Chicano Park

May 1, 2015

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By Herman Baca Committee on Chicano Rights Que Viva El Parque Chicano, que viva Aztlan, que viva Mexico, que viva La Raza. Estimadas hermanas, hermanos, familiares, comunidad, y enemigos, muy buenas tardes. Si, digo enimigos porque uno no puede esta en una lucha de cambio, y no tener enemigos. History has brought together to celebrate […]

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Aztec dance and Protest Defines Chicano Park

April 24, 2015

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By Pablo J. Sáinz There are two important aspects about Chicano Park. There is the cultural part, where danza azteca has been an essential component of the park’s history for 40 years. Then there’s the political part, the struggles the Chicano community of San Diego has faced for 45 years since the take over of […]

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Chicano Park: “We have fought a lot of battles to get it to where it is today”

April 11, 2014

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By Pablo J. Sáinz For 44 years, since the takeover of the land where Chicano Park now sits, an army of volunteers, activists, and artists, has fought hard to maintain the park within the hands of the Barrio Logan community. From stopping the state from building a California Highway Patrol station there to restoring the […]

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What the Hispanic community needs is a political hero!

October 18, 2013

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Editorial: In this abbreviated race for mayor of San Diego, we find it interesting that the Hispanic community’s issues and concerns have been boiled down to each candidate’s position on Barrio Logan. Barrio Logan has become the defacto litmus test to determine where the candidates stand with the Hispanic community. This litmus test is reflected […]

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Local lowrider documentary “Everything Comes from the Streets”

September 6, 2013

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Concerned that with the passage of time valuable histories could be lost and go untold, good friends Alberto López Pulido and Rigo Reyes united forces and decided they needed to start documenting and telling their own stories. Out of this desire to preserve Chicaná and Mexican history emerged the documentary Everything Comes from the Streets, […]

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Chicano Park Steering Committee Takes a Bow from SOHO

June 28, 2013

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By Mark R. Day When a group of outraged Chicanos marched on a vacant piece of land in Barrio Logan back in 1970 and claimed it for the community, they probably never realized they were making history. That was the birth of Chicano Park, and those protests, along with the park itself, have become the […]

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Bert Corona: Chicano Park Mural Recognizes the Father of the Immigration Movement

April 19, 2013

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By David Avalos  Special for La Prensa San Diego This week the bipartisan group of Senators known as the “Gang of Eight” put their plan for “comprehensive immigration reform” before the USAmerican public, and once again served the Chicana/o community a Mexican Combo Platter steaming with piles of beefed-up border security smothered in drones, refried […]

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Immigrants Teach Children about the Civil Rights Movement through Art and History

April 19, 2013

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By Maria Curry Two weeks ago, Mari Jones, a fourth grade teacher at Explorer Elementary Charter School in Point Loma, asked me to conduct a tour of Chicano Park and to get in touch with a muralist who could speak to her class. Mario Torero, an internationally recognized artist of several Chicano Park murals, generously […]

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Chicano Park: A National Treasure

April 12, 2013

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By Pablo J. Sáinz Chicano Park’s murals are the history textbooks of la raza, the informal means of communication among Mexicans, the monument to the past struggles of Chicanos in San Diego. The almost 70 murals in the park are a testimony to events in the history of the United States, of Mexico and of […]

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CHICANO PARK HONOR!

March 29, 2013

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Mayor Bob Filner led the rally cry of pride over Chicano Park on Friday, March 15, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mayor told members of the Barrio Logan community this honor is a long time coming and only confirms what San Diegans have always known. “This is truly an historic […]

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Chicano Park Gains National Recognition as Historic Place

March 1, 2013

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New designation grants neighborhood treasure restoration and preservation benefits The California Department of Parks and Recreation’s Office of Historic Preservation announces that Chicano Park has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and in the California Register of Historical Resources. “This is an exciting accomplishment not only for the community but the region […]

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Our Lady of Guadalupe, mother for all of the Americas

December 7, 2012

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The appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico 450 years ago was not an isolated event intended only for Indians, the Mexicans, or Mexican-Americans. She is just as important today as she was centuries ago, and she is important for everyone, for she has been designated the patroness of all the Americas. When she […]

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Women Hold Up Half of Chicano Park

July 27, 2012

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Women muralists return to the scene of their early development as activists/artists Editors Note: This article is a follow-up to Rita Sanchez’s La Prensa article, “Mujeres Muralistas: Chicano Park Female Artists”(June 29, 2012). It contributes to the on-going, larger story of important female contributions to Chicano Park. By Gail Pérez “Being the disobedient woman was […]

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Mujeres Muralistas: Chicano Park Female artists

June 29, 2012

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By Rita Sanchez Editor’s Note: In this article Rita Sanchez proudly recognizes the women who have contributed to the Parque and its murals. She features women who have designed, supervised and painted murals since 1973, as well as women who participated in the creation of the Parque. With media attention devoted mainly to the men […]

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