Americans broadly support legal status for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children

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About three-quarters of U.S. adults say they favor granting permanent legal status to immigrants who came illegally to the United States when they were children, with the strongest support coming from Democrats and Hispanics,...

“Fresh Air” Art in Borrego Springs

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“Plein Air” means fresh air –think outdoors- in French and many painters feel inspired when working outdoors in natural light surrounded by the splendors of nature. The Borrego Art Institute currently has an exhibit...

“El Primero” and “Teatro Punto y Coma”

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The line, a play by Israel Horowitz is the longest running play on off-off Broadway, having made its debut in 1974. It has been seen in 25 countries and translated into 35 languages. One...

Gil and Nancy Riegler-Animal Whisperers in Ramona

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Being an animal whisperer is not magic. It is a combination of common sense and tapping into an energy or even spiritual connection that a lucky few have with animals. Gil and Nancy Riegler,...

Linda Caballero-Sotelo-An Immigrant’s Perspective

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Linda Caballero-Sotelo carries two passports, Mexican, and Spanish, as well as an American green card. She will become an American citizen in 2016. As the executive director of the New Americans Museum, her own...

How California got its name

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 Anything donning the name “California” may very well owe its namesake to a 16th century Spanish romance novel and a fantastical island populated with women and gold. “It’s out of Spanish literature, no doubt about...

Lions, Tigers and Bears

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Wild animals should not be behind cages! That might be your first impression when you see the pictures from Lions, Tigers, and Bears, an animal sanctuary in Alpine, Ca. However, did you know that...

San Diego Opera has learned our former beloved Artistic Administrator, Marianne Flettner, has passed...

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MARIANNE FLETTNER August 9, 1933 – December 6, 2020 Marianne Flettner was a legend. Her phenomenal abilities as an opera administrator were equaled only by her devotion to opera itself. Many of the world’s most celebrated...

Links between Tijuana and San Diego are forging a single community

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It’s only about 20 miles from Tijuana to San Diego, yet the distance between the two cities has sometimes seemed impassable over the centuries. One reason for this is the perception that San Diego has...

The Anointed Son

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It couldn’t always have been easy growing up as part of “Chicano theater royalty” or a Latino dynasty, yet Lakin Valdez, son of Luis and Lupe Valdez, comes across with ease and grace. The...