AMONG LATINO SKATERS, PAUL RODRIGUEZ JR. LEADS A NEW GENERATION Music / Sports

Just like punk and alternative rock peaked in the 1980’s, so did the golden era of skateboarding. The culture and lifestyle just seemed naturally compatible. Super stars emerged like good guy Tony Hawk and bad guy Mark “Gator” Rogowski, who is still serving a 25 years to life sentence for murder. But for the most part, the sport has been dominated by creative, dare-devil Latinos....

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SAN DIEGO’S CHICANO PARK SHARES ITS LEGACY WITH THE NATION Politics

It was a typical busy weekend at Chicano Park, a symbol of civic pride in San Diego’s Barrio Logan community beneath the Coronado Bay bridge. It’s a grassy, intimate plot of land in an urban setting where neighbors can gather with their families to enjoy a picnic or check out events of cultural interest. On this particular day it was Palm Sunday, which seemed like...

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