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They came, on Saturday, they saw, and they were escorted out, as the home team chanted “fuera”… Once again.

Attempting to re- ignite the alt-right revolution with greasy pizza, local hater Roger Ogden and the Border Town Patriots, Inc. (sic) came down to San Diego’s Chicano Park to host “Patriot Picnic 2.0” promising to bring in a large number of supporters — all 25 of them — to stand up against the hundreds from the Chicano Park Autodefensa.

Unlike their response during the first confrontation last October, San Diego Police Department closed Logan Avenue and placed barricades, insuring that both “Patriots” and Autodefensa members remained separate (keeping the “Patriots” enclosed for a few hours until once again escorted out by SDPD). [Mas…]


When in San Bernardino, east of Los Angeles in the Inland Empire, be sure to stop by the Mitla Cafe, the restaurant where Taco Bell was born. [Video by Katrina Parks]


Video creator Kyle Scobie loves the El Taquito Mexicano taco truck that’s been parking on Lake Avenue in Pasadena for years. And Scobie is not the only one!

Student Video: ‘Making tamales with Yamelith’ (and her mom)

by JEFE BOYARDEE December 2, 2016 Cultura
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We bet this looks familiar! Yamelith made tamales with her mom over the Thanksgiving weekend and shared her experience in this student video, uploaded by the Charles W. Harris School in Phoenix, AZ.

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On #GivingTuesday, Los Pochodores endorse these causes

by LOS POCHODORES November 29, 2016 Cultura

It’s #GivingTuesday 2016, when all good pochos y pochas should donate dinero to the non-profit organization of her/his choice. Here’s where Los Pochodores are sending money this year:

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Moby’s existential angst: Are you lost in the world like me? (video)

by Comic Saenz November 14, 2016 Cartoons
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Animator Steve Cutts rocks the Max Fleischer-inspired 1930s-looking visuals as Moby & The Void Pacific Choir sing a song of existential angst, Are you lost in the world like me? Can you relate?

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Election Day? LET’S DO THIS! ‘Good Morning, Aztlan!’ (Videos X 3)

by Soy Capitan November 8, 2016 Cultura
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You can’t run to try to hide away Here it comes, here comes Election Day Where you are, never really far away Good morning, Aztlan! Mira los lyrics:

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What do Los Cenzontles say? ‘Good Morning, Aztlan!’ (video)

by Soy Capitan September 18, 2015 Cultura
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Buenas dias, Aztlan! And TGIF! Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) re-imagine the Los Lobos classic Good Morning, Aztlan! with some scenes that sure look familiar! And the Los Lobos version is here:

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Notes from Technotopia, SF:
 On the Cruelty of Indifference


by Guillermo Gómez-Peña July 13, 2015 Cultura
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 On the Cruelty of Indifference


Dear Ex-local artist, writer, activist, bohemian, street eccentric, and/or protector of difference… Imagine a city, your city and your former “hip” neighborhood, being handed over by greedy politicians and re/developers to the crème de la crème of the tech industry. This includes the 7 most powerful tech companies in the world. I don’t need to […]

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What are you doing? What am I doing? Be careful out there!

by Kat Avila January 23, 2015 Cultura
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“What are you doing?” I asked the teenage boy who was gleefully tagging a repainted space at Santiago Park in Santa Ana. Alarmed, he jumped down the small ledge to look up at the bridge where I was standing. Others emerged from beneath the bridge to see where the stranger’s voice was coming from. There […]

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The Chavez Ravine’s hardcore musical tour of ‘Los Angeles’ (video)

by MOON GUAC October 20, 2014 Cultura
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When you’re named after an infamous chapter in L.A. history, like the band The Chavez Ravine, your musical tour of the City of Angels would be pretty hard core too! ¡Mira Los Angeles! What’s the story on this band? Their Facebook esplains:

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I’m Señor Chang, your Spanish teacher this semester (video)

by Bronco del Camino August 27, 2014 El Now
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Me llamo el Señor Chang y seré su profesor de español en este semestre.

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Write, shoot, draw for POCHO and become rich and famous*

by Chale Knickerbocker April 9, 2014 Corporate
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You could be rich and famous* That’s right — you sitting there in your PJs, bunny slippers and Frida Kahlo unibrow. After all, you know better than other people on the Internets, and if you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Donut despair! You can turn your Aztlan acumen into fame y fortune in a […]

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Chicanos: How did we become America’s new slave culture?

by Emiliano Villa February 26, 2014 Cultura
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Who are we? In my journey as a community activist and Chicano advocate, I’ve experienced many fascinating elements that have inspired me but also scarred me to my very soul. I have fought the Chicano politician who capitulated in the selling out of his community, broke bread with the “Old Man” whom lent the little […]

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Contribute to POCHO, get discovered, become rich and famous*

by Comic Saenz February 12, 2014 Corporate
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You could be rich and famous* That’s right — you sitting there in your PJs, bunny slippers and Frida Kahlo unibrow. After all, you know better than other people on the Internets, and if you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Donut despair! You can turn your Aztlan acumen into fame y fortune in a […]

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Chicago’s Casa Aztlan may be dead, but Aztlan lives (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA January 17, 2014 Cartoons
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Mi corazón esta con mi gente, my heart is with my people

by Guadalupe Gonzalez April 17, 2013 Cultura
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My heart is with my people as I await my procedure. I await my procedure, Mi Gente. I await it this overcast Sunday morning, surrounded by the bells of the Churches, by my Angels, and the people whom I love. Yeah, I ended up in the hospital the other night. Which one….does not matter. I […]

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La Cucaracha’s 2013 Non-Lyin’ Mayan Prophecy: Fracking (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 11, 2013 Cartoons
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Local Latina activist tearfully faces reality: ‘I can’t save the world’

by María Purísima December 28, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) Vanessa “Coyolxauhqui” García (photo, right) underwent a nervous breakdown at the Boyle Heights Community Development Council’s final 2012 meeting Wednesday night. After several snotty tissues, García faced up to the vast distance between her dreams and reality. “I can’t save the world! I can barely save myself!” she cried, wiping […]

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Sector Sabana Abajo ‘We Are Latinos’ (video) English/Spanish lyrics

by QUESO QUESEM September 29, 2012 Cultura
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Sector Abana Abajo presents We Are Latinos featuring singer Jackie Santos. This song is dedicated to all the world’s Latinos, especially to those who struggle every day in the U.S. Here are the lyrics in Spanish and English courtesy Los Padrotes Music:

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Meet Payasos, activist Latino Los Angeles ‘Rad Queers’ (NSFW video)

by MATTHEW SHEEN September 12, 2012 Cultura
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They’re here, they’re queer. Oh dear! 😉 (Potentially NSFW depending.) RELATED: Mom, Dad, I was born this guey (video)

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