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Watch Historic Medal Of Honor Ceremony Live (Video)

Watch Historic Medal Of Honor Ceremony Live (Video)

March 18
By Beth Ford Roth

President Barack Obama today will award the Medal of Honor to 24 soldiers who served in WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. A prior congressional investigation found many of these soldiers were previously denied the Medal of Honor due to their Jewish or Latino heritage.

Review: San Diego Latino Film Festival's Un Mundo Extraño

Review: San Diego Latino Film Festival's Un Mundo Extraño

March 13
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off it’s 21st season tonight. But while it’s easy to fill the house with opening and closing night crowd pleasers, I suggest getting out of your comfort zone and checking out the bizarre world of Un Mundo Extraño.

Survey: Majority Of San Diego Latinos Feel Some Discrimination

Survey: Majority Of San Diego Latinos Feel Some Discrimination

Dec. 11
By Jill Replogle

A recent survey commissioned by KPBS and San Diego Magazine finds many Latinos feel they are targets of discrimination and stereotyping.

JFK's Fateful Last Night And The Latino Vote

Nov. 21
By David Martin Davies

As the nation remembers the last tragic day of John F. Kennedy’s presidency, many Latino voters of that era reflect on what the 35th president meant to their emerging political bloc.

San Diego Latinos Surveyed About Beliefs, Experiences

San Diego Latinos Surveyed About Beliefs, Experiences

Nov. 14
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke, Peggy Pico

A survey finds interesting complexities in San Diego's Latino population. KPBS and San Diego Magazine commissioned a survey to determine the range of attitudes and aspirations in the Latino community.

Migrant Education Program Gives Farmworkers' Children A Boost

Migrant Education Program Gives Farmworkers' Children A Boost

Nov. 7
By Jill Replogle

For nearly a half-century, the federal migrant education program has been helping farmworkers' children catch up and keep up with their peers. We look at one program in the Imperial Valley.

Review: 'Machete Kills'

Review: 'Machete Kills'

Oct. 11
By Beth Accomando

“Machete Kills” (opening October 11 throughout San Diego) is so outrageously over the top that it blows the roof off the theater.

Fabiola Navarro, Local Hero & Human Rights Activist

Fabiola Navarro, Local Hero & Human Rights Activist

Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 Honoree

Sept. 13
By Monica Medina

The world is filled with injustice. All you need do is pick up a newspaper or go online and you’ll find a litany of human rights violations—victims of torture and kidnappings, people being sent to prison camps by their own government, women suffering untold abuse at the hands of their husbands or fathers while authorities look the other way, and children being forced into labor and prostitution. Here in San Diego, Chilean-born Fabiola Navarro sees fighting such human rights violations as a life-long cause.

Andrea Skorepa Advocates for San Ysidro

Andrea Skorepa Advocates for San Ysidro

Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 Honoree

Sept. 13
By Monica Medina

Andrea Skorepa is a Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero who lives and breathes San Ysidro – both as a passionate advocate, and as a life-long resident of the town by the border.

Review: 'The Body' ('El Cuerpo')

Review: 'The Body' ('El Cuerpo')

July 12
By Beth Accomando

"The Body (El Cuerpo)" screened earlier this year at the San Diego Latino Film Festival and thankfully it gets a full week run at the Digital Gym Cinema (2921 ElCajon Blvd.) starting today.

Review: 'La Camioneta'

Review: 'La Camioneta'

July 6
By Rebecca Romani

Guest blogger Rebecca Romani recommends "La Camioneta" (back for an encore screening at the Digital Gym), which follows a typical American yellow school bus as it travels down to Guatemala to start its new life.

Hulu Web Drama Targets Latino Teen Audience

June 3
By Adrian Florido

"East Los High" follows the lives of Latino teenagers in East Los Angeles, and the pressures they face from sex, violence and bullying.

Interview: Rodrigo Gudiño

Interview: Rodrigo Gudiño

April 12
By Beth Accomando

Filmmaker Rodrigo Gudiño was born in San Diego, grew up in Tijuana, and now lives in Canada where he publishes a cult favorite horror magazine called Rue Morgue. His new film, “The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh,” reflects the influence of both borders.

San Diego Cooks:  El Borrego

San Diego Cooks: El Borrego

April 3
By Monica Medina

When Rodnia Novarro and her mother Rosario Sotelo opened El Borrego, a restaurant in the heart of El Cajon Boulevard nearly eight years ago, it was with one purpose in mind: to bring to San Diego the traditional cuisine of Southern Mexico, from barbacoa to green pozole.

Reflecting On This Year's San Diego Latino Film Festival

Reflecting On This Year's San Diego Latino Film Festival

March 27
By Dillon Scalzo

In anticipation of the grand opening of the Digital Gym Cinema this Friday, March 29, guest-blogger Dillon Scalzo decided to celebrate 20 years of the San Diego Latino Film Festival.