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San Diego Latinos Surveyed About Beliefs, Experiences

San Diego Latinos Surveyed About Beliefs, Experiences

Nov. 14
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh, 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.

Festival Screening: 'One Day in September- El Patiente Interno'

Festival Screening: 'One Day in September- El Patiente Interno'

March 16
By Rebecca Romani

Guest blogger Rebecca Romani recommends the story of one man who tried to assassinate the President of Mexico...and missed.

Final Day Of The San Diego Latino Film Festival

Final Day Of The San Diego Latino Film Festival

March 15
By Rebecca Romani

Guest blogger Rebecca Romani says the last days of the San Diego Latino Film Festival has had some hits and misses.

Behind The Scenes: 'Cruzar'

Behind The Scenes: 'Cruzar'

March 15
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

The San Diego Opera is hosting a first this Saturday. Join me for a rehearsal of “Cruzar La Cara De La Luna," the first mariachi opera.

Festival Highlight: Horror at SDLFF

Festival Highlight: Horror at SDLFF

March 13
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Latino Film Festival continues through this weekend. For the first time, it will host a horror panel this Friday. Check out what's screenings.