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Nikko Mueller sitting on a ladder on top of a park table at the San Clemente Border Station for "Three Border Ecologies" | Lena Martinez Miller
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Artbound

Audio Slideshow: Artists on the U.S. Border They Never Knew About

All around the United States is a 100-mile border zone where one can be searched and one's things seized. Policies way beyond what the constitution allows is regularly implemented. Artists drew on select sites. Here's what they realized.
Hillary Mushkin's artwork at the San Clemente Border Station for "Three Border Ecologies" | Courtesy of Hillary Mushkin
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Artbound

Border Fiction Made Real: How Search and Seizure Laws Degrade on the 100-Mile Border Zone

Created by policymakers in the 1940s, the border zone extends 100 miles inland from the nation’s land and sea boundaries and houses nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population. It's also where the 4th amendment rights of the people have been subverted.
US President Donald Trump inspects border wall prototypes in San Diego, California
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SoCal Connected

President Trump and the Border Emergency Declaration: Why and What's Next?

A White House press release indicated the Administration planned to get a total of $8.1 billion that would "further the President's effort to secure the Southern Border and protect our country."
 "Bridges in a Time of Walls" exhibition wide shot.  "Strewn" by Leticia Maldonando in the foreground with "Los Four 20th Anniversary Collective Mural" in the background. | Samanta Helou Hernandez
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Artbound

Rare Exhibit Brings Chicano Art to Mexico City

“Bridges in a Time of Walls: Mexican/Chicano Art from Los Angeles to Mexico” is a wide-ranging, multigenerational and rare exhibit of Chicano artwork in Mexico’s capital.
A Verlaine dish. Whole baby beetroot smoked and roasted, garlic puree, hibiscus powder and dried cheese | Courtesy of Diego Hernandez
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The Migrant Kitchen

Why Mexico-Based Chefs Find it Tough to Make it Big Across the Border

Mexican food has been getting a lot of attention in the United States, which has Mexican chefs trying their luck at opening restaurants across the border. But they soon find out it's not as easy to find success north of the border.
Ronald Rael &  Virgina San Fratello "Border Game," 2013 | Collection of Rael San Fratello PST LALA Border
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Artbound

Artists to Tell Immigrants’ Stories in Exhibitions from L.A. to San Diego

Border-themed exhibitions underline the plight of the undocumented in the United States and the state of the nation on the issue of immigration.
Ramona Memories
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Lost LA

The Invention of Southern California's Spanish Fantasy Past

In the 1880s, an author-activist and a once-prominent Angeleno unwittingly constructed an enduring Spanish fantasy past myth for Southern California.
Vallejo
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Lost LA

“We Feel the Want of Protection.” The Politics of Law and Race in California, 1848-1878

From the beginning, racial and ethnic conflict have been embedded in the matrix of California's development.
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