Category: History

Pleading for a safer street

Kevin Pacheco, de 17 años y Romeo De La Cruz, de 18 años visitan el memorial en honor de Jonathan Cortez el 12 de octubre. Cortez murió el 9 de octubre en un accidente donde el conductor se dio a la fuga cerca de las calles 45 y Lea.

For more than a week, Crawford High School classmates and neighbors of Jonathan Cortez gathered at the intersection of 54th and Lea streets to call for justice. Jonathan, 15, died there Oct. 9 after being hit by multiple drivers who…

OPINION: The then and now of City Heights

When many folks think about City Heights, they often think about it in a bad light. City Heights is often categorized as ghetto, but not everyone knows the true story of City Heights’ transformation and the positive impact it now…

OPINIÓN: El pasado y el presente de City Heights

Cuando la gente piensa en City Heights, usualmente lo hacen negativamente. City Heights generalmente es calificado como un “ghetto”, pero no todos conocen la verdadera historia de la transformación de City Heights y el impacto positivo que nuevos programas para…

A look at Little Saigon

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A little more than two years ago, the City of San Diego designated a six-block stretch along El Cajon Boulevard as the “Little Saigon Cultural and Commercial District.” And it’s no wonder why. Roughly 70 percent of the businesses along…

Una mirada a Little Saigon

Hace poco más de dos años, la Ciudad de San Diego designó a un segmento de seis manzanas ubicado a lo largo de El Cajon Boulevard como el “Distrito Cultural y Comercial Little Saigon”. No es difícil ver por qué.…

How the fall of Saigon shaped City Heights

Quan Nguyen’s daughters, Emma and Elizabeth, are seated with their grandparents, Harry and Tammy.

Families in cars stacked with surfboards cruise into the San Mateo Campground on the southern edge of Orange County. Warm weather and clear skies beckon them for a weekend of beach camping. But drive inland for another four miles and…

Turning their stories into art

Saida, a 14-year-old from Kenya who lives in City Heights and studies at Crawford High School, is one of the artists whose work was recently displayed at Bread & Cie in Hillcrest.
PHOTO CREDIT: Jeremy Ogul

Some abandoned their homes when the men with guns showed up. Some never even had homes of their own; they grew up in tents scattered throughout barren refugee camps. Many left what little they had behind to seek an education…

Transformando sus historias en obras de arte

Algunos abandonaron sus hogares cuando llegaron hombres armados. Otros nunca han tenido un hogar propio, crecieron en tiendas de campaña diseminadas a través de áridos campamentos para refugiados. Muchos dejaron atrás lo poco que tenían en búsqueda de mejor educación…

Keeping tradition alive

Pam Pham-Barron has been a driving force behind the Lunar New Year celebration at Rosa Parks since she was a first year teacher 17 years ago.

It was a happy new year all over again at Rosa Parks Elementary School, except this time in February. According to the lunar calendar adhered to by many Asian communities, Feb. 18 was the last day of the year and…