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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Andrea Lopez-Villafaña. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Andrea Lopez-Villafaña, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Andrea Lopez-Villafaña. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Andrea Lopez-Villafaña, often where they are interviewed.

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Why a Latino neighborhood and a Catholic Church are at odds| Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

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It started as an issue with parking on a Logan Heights block.

Now tensions between a largely Latino neighborhood and a long-standing, Latin-only Catholic Church have spilled over into social media conflicts, threats and calls for police intervention, evidence of a disconnect between a church and its neighbors.

Logan Heights is a predominantly residential single-family home neighborhood where Latino residents make up more than half the population. It’s bordered by the Barrio Logan community and Interstate-15. About 74 percent of households there earn less than $60,000 a year, according to the San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG.

St. Anne Catholic Church holds Mass in Latin there seven days a week and has a large following of parishioners, mostly from outside the neighborhood. The church belongs to the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and, before pandemic restrictions stopped indoor Masses earlier this month, its attendance averaged more than 200 people, the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego said. Now the church celebrates Mass in its courtyard.


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https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/san-diego/story/2020-07-26/tensions-grow-between-a-san-diego-church-st-anne-and-the-neighborhood-around-it

Jul 29 2020 · 15mins
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Unrest in America: Where San Diego stands | Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

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San Diego's protests following the death of George Floyd continue. The region is not immune to police brutality and racism, communities reporter Andrea Lopes-Villafaña discusses the state of things in the county.


Follow the movement here: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/topic/george-floyd

Jun 03 2020 · 18mins
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COVID-19 is infecting Latinos more than white people. Here's why. | Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

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In San Diego County there's a racial disparity in who is testing positive for COVID-19. As of Thursday afternoon, 52 percent of all cases were among Hispanic and Latino people, despite being only 35 percent of the population. 


See more detailed case data here: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/tracking-coronavirus-cases-san-diego-county

May 02 2020 · 13mins
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Barrio Logan's zoning has been a mess. This "Transition Zone" could change that. | Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

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Following years of loggerheads, industry leaders, environmentalists and community leaders came together to develop a new “Transition Zone" in Barrio Logan. That neighborhood has always been plagued with toxic air, due to the shipyards and industry located along the San Diego Bay, and it's often invoked as an example of environmental racism. The zone would hopefully improve environmental conditions in the area. This idea was attempted back in 2013, but San Diego voters revoked the plan. With a renewed focus, stakeholders are more confident this new transition zone would prove successful.

Feb 28 2020 · 11mins
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SDSU Student's Death Continues To Raise Questions | Gary Robbins, Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

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The 19-year-old San Diego State University freshman who died after an event at one of the school’s fraternities was gravely injured when he fell from his bunk bed, the county Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday.
The death has prompted swift action from the university, which, on Tuesday, announced the creation of two task forces that will focus on student behavior in fraternities and other campus organizations and the abuse of alcohol and drugs.
Dylan Hernandez was found in bed, without a pulse Thursday morning. Investigators later determined that sometime after falling asleep, he fell from his top bunk, suffering unspecified injuries. A roommate helped him back into bed, where he was found, not breathing, hours later.
Nov 14 2019 · 19mins
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Racial Slurs At H.S. Football Game Spark Investigations | Kristen Taketa, Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

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San Diego activists on Monday called for San Clemente High in Orange County to apologize for racial slurs they say were targeted at Lincoln High students at a football game Friday night.
Both the Capistrano Unified School District and Lincoln High School said they each are conducting investigations into the allegations.
Capistrano Unified spokesman Ryan Burris said Monday his district is reviewing about eight hours of video footage from the stadium, culling social media posts about the event and interviewing students. He expects that will take until about Wednesday or Thursday to complete, he said.
Story: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/education/story/2019-09-16/activists-want-san-clemente-high-to-apologize-after-alleged-racial-slurs-against-lincoln-students
Sep 17 2019 · 9mins
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The 30th Street Bike Lane Controversy, Explained | Andrea Lopez-Villafaña

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A plan to put a protected bike lane in North Park has drawn criticism from the community. The plan would remove street parking from the popular corridor, and remove 420 parking spaces. Among the detractors are a group of disability advocates who say they’ve been left out of the conversation about how to alter mobility options for a greener future.
Aug 21 2019 · 10mins