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Charlie Minn

77 Minutes Focuses on the Victims of the San Ysidro McDonalds Massacre

On a busy afternoon in 1984, a white man entered a McDonalds and for 77 minutes shot and then re-shot customers and employees. 21 people died and 19 were wounded. At the time, it was the deadliest mass shooting by a lone gunman in United States history. That very day, the killer had been up […]

Chunky Sanchez Film Project

Ramon ‘Chunky’ Sanchez: Singing My Way to Freedom

By Anna Daniels / San Diego Free Press Art and life seamlessly merged a few weeks ago at Border X Brewery in Barrio Logan.  It was the site of a launch party for Emmy award winning filmmaker Paul Espinosa’s latest project, a full length documentary about San Diego activist and musician Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez.  It […]

Crossroads II

Susan Watry: A Chula Vista Community Activist Remembered

[Editor’s Note: Crossroads II is a well-known grassroots community organization in Chula Vista. Susan Watry, a founder, passed away on September 13th. Here, we recognize her contributions. Her husband, Peter Watry, provided permission to republish this article about her inspiring work.] Crossroads News Brief September 2016 Susan Watry Crossroads II lost one of its founders on September […]

Lisa Cuestas

New Executive Director at Casa Familiar: Lisa Cuestas

On Saturday, July 23rd Casa Familiar commemorated Andrea Skorepa’s thirty five years of service as Executive Director by renaming their Social Services Center in her honor. Next month, the long-time border advocate will retire from the non-profit organization. Often known as the “Queen of San Ysidro,” Skorepa started out as a community organizer for VISTA in El Paso, […]

Novice Sister Allison Wonderland

Roller Skating Nuns At Skateworld

Editor’s Note: You may remember my articles about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Part 1 and Part 2. Well, Sister Donatella Soul has agreed to provide me updates about these great sisters throughout the year. Yes, they are located all throughout San Diego County, not exclusively in the South Bay. However, their work is so […]

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