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Lookin good in Miami! San Diego pocho Fernando Mendez keeps it real at The Taco Stand, 313 NW 25th St., where, apparently “raza” means “squad.” The taqueria has 5 stars on Yelp!


It’s been five decades since San Diego’s Barrio Logan activists (like POCHO fave Chunky Sanchez) fought for Chicano Park. Now a new generation is stepping up to make sure this vital community resource thrives. One of them is POCHO’s Chicano Punk Rock Artesano Joaquin “Junco” Canché who is concerned with the effects of gentrification. (His segment starts at 5:35.) [Video by Voice of San Diego.]


The border wall between Tijuana and San Diego slashes the beach and dives into the Pacific, unnaturally separating thousands of friends and families. But one woman saw things differently; Mexican-American artist Ana Teresa Fernandez recruited an artistic army to paint the fence away.

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…]


On the days where I go to Barrio Logan during a special occasion and parking is tight around Logan Avenue and Sampson Street, I park around the corner at Evans Avenue and National Street.

Near my destination I see the mural: small in comparison to the murals in nearby Chicano Park, but in no way is it any less meaningful. [Mas…]

La Cucaracha: See all your favorite heroes at SDCC 2017 (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 20, 2017 Cartoons
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San Diego devises 10-dimensional grid to evaluate burritos (video)

by Barney Asada July 13, 2017 Cultura
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At a recent Ignite San Diego session — where you get 20 slides and five minutes — presenter Scott Cole described his systematic evaluation of the burritos of San Diego using ten dimensions of awesomeness.

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Barrio Watch in Full Effect: Protect Our Communities! (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ April 11, 2017 Cartoons
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Santa Muerte? So last year! Meet Santo Cholo! (toon)

by RICARDOS ISLAS April 6, 2017 Cartoons
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This is an acrylic on a wood cut-out in the New Mexico style of Santo paintings. It’s about 17 inches high and maybe 7 inches wide at its widest point, kind of a coffin shape. The bridge in the back is the Coronado Bridge and Santo Cholo is holding a low rider and the Kiosko […]

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Yes indeed! That surely is a mega California burrito! (video)

by Barney Asada April 3, 2017 Cultura
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The Mega California Burrito from Sabor Taqueria y Mariscos in Oxnard, Califas, is made with “three large tortillas, generous portions of carne asada, beans, fries, grilled peppers, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and red sauce.” $25 feeds the whole family! Come for the burritos and stay for the micheladas. Or vice versa. Why is it a […]

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Los Hollywood: Cassette mixtape + Polaroid selfies = ‘Cucu’ (video)

by Soy Capitan February 22, 2017 Cultura
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Los Hollywood — from San Diego and Tijuana — do the Time Warp again as they mashup the past (cassette tapes, Polaroid cameras) with modern pop and selfies in the new video Cucu. Los Hollywood es la visión artistica de una banda dinámica conformada por Heidy Flores (voz/bajo) [POCHO ❤️ HEIDY], Gustavo Mojica (batería), y […]

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RIP y QDEP: Ramón ‘Chunky’ Sanchez, pocho hero of San Diego

by Lalo Alcaraz October 31, 2016 Audio

I was sad to hear that San Diego and Barrio Logan Chicano icon Ramón “Chunky” Sanchez passed away Friday at the age of 65. Born in 1951 in Blythe, California, Chunky learned to play music from his family, and lived his childhood as a migrant farmworker. He left the farm he worked with his father […]

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San Diego y TJ band PRAYERS represent for ‘Mexica’ (NSFW music video)

by Soy Capitan October 11, 2016 Cultura
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Striking footage shot at San Diego’s Chicano Park sets the stage in the dramatic new music video Mexica, so that alt-goth-punk-Chicano-rap duo PRAYERS can decolonize your mind with music. [NSFW F-bombs, etc.]

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La Cucaracha: Mas from #SDCC2016 in photos and toons

by Lalo Alcaraz July 23, 2016 Cartoons
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Here I am, POCHO Jefe-in-Chief @LaloAlcaraz, at #SDCC 2016

by Lalo Alcaraz July 20, 2016 Cartoons
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LALO ALCARAZ SD COMICCON SCHEDULE San Diego International ComicCon starts tonight, but tomorrow is the Historic! First! Ever! Chicano Comic Art panel at ‪#‎SDCC‬! Join us! Also, ChicanoCon is in effect Saturday at BorderX Brewery in Logan Heights. See you there! THURSDAY Chicano Comic and Public Art in San Diego, Thursday, 7/21/16, 6-7PM, Room: 25ABCA […]

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Welcome to Cleveland Republican National ComicCon 2016

by Lalo Alcaraz July 19, 2016 Cartoons
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This painting says it all about gentrification (toon)

by HABLO PICASSO June 30, 2016 Cartoons
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San Diego artist Ricardo Islas used acrylic on wood to create this miniature 5″ x 7″ gem — Gentrification. PREVIOUSLY ON GENTRIFICATION: SPONSORED: Take the worry out of gentrification – with GENTRÍFIA®

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New bosses not the same as the old bosses in ‘Chicano Gothic’ (toon)

by HABLO PICASSO June 27, 2016 Cartoons
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You can thank San Diego-based artist Ricardo Islas for Chicano Gothic. A tip of MR. POCHO’s beisbol hat to Joanie619 on the Instagram for sharing Ricardo’s art.

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In San Diego, burritos include fries and tacos come with poetry (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés April 1, 2016 Cultura
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In San Diego, where the “California Burrito” has fries inside, the taco shops have poetry, thanks to the

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Japanese students in San Diego try a ‘sushirrito’ (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 24, 2016 Cultura
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When Japanese students at the Q International School in San Diego tried an unlikely All-American Mashup, a “sushirrito,” they were surprised. At first, they noted, the colors weren’t right, there was no mustard and it lacked ketchup and hamburger. On the other hand, nom nom nom! We weren’t surprised. In SD, burritos have explored new […]

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El Vez live at the Tiki Oasis: He’s going to ‘Aztlan’ (videos, toon)

by Soy Capitan March 15, 2016 Cartoons
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The Tiki Oasis, San Diego, Califas 2014: El Vez is going to Aztlan — that’s where he wants to be. “The Mexican Elvis” (real name Robert Lopez) is from Chula Vista, Califas, so he’s already there. POCHO world headquarters — in East Los — tambien! Here’s the studio version, from his album Gracias Land:

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‘Chupacabra’ sightings in San Diego prompt pet warnings (video)

by ZORRO MULDER February 12, 2016 El Now
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Sightings of creatures resembling the legendary chupacabra could mean bad news for area pets, according to KGTV Channel 10 ABC News.

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San Diego Represents! ‘We invented the California Burrito’ (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 22, 2016 Cultura
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In San Diego, your basic carne asada burrito comes with French fries inside. They call it a “California Burrito,” because that’s how they roll. PREVIOUSLY ON BURRITOS WITH FRIES:

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