Obituaries

Remembering Mike Ruiz, Multi-talented artist with ties to Acción Latina

Mike Ruiz, the renowned painter, sculptor, illustrator, and designer who was instrumental in the creation…

Tribute to Fallen Hero Dr. Ray Rivera: Pioneer, Activist, and Visionary

The smell of red beans and rice cooked in an amazing sofrito, pernil marinated and…

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Tribute to Juan Gomez Quiñones: Jan. 28, 1940—Nov. 11, 2020

Juan Gomez Quiñones was that once-in-a-generation intellectual giant, visionary, scholar, poet and activist. He died…

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Community Celebrates Rock Legend Arcelio “Malo” Garcia’s Life, Legacy

Community members gathered in Potrero del Sol Park on Sept. 5 to celebrate the life…

Alfonso Montes Jr: Aug. 9, 1950-July 25, 2020

On July 25, Alfonso Montes Jr. passed away after fighting COVID-19 for 14 days. He…

Maria X Martinez: August 9, 1954 – July 15, 2020

The Mission community mourns the passing of Maria X Martinez. She joined the ancestors on…

Hany Abuelrous: July 22, 1959—July 1, 2020

يرحمه‭ ‬الله It is with enormous sadness that we bid farewell to a member of…

Even in the Shadow of Carlos, Jorge Santana was a Musical Giant Among Musical Giants

The Mission community lost a beloved musical son who helped forge the Latin Rock sound…

Oscar Ortega Torres: Feb. 24, 1948 – May 12, 2020

Editor’s note: The following obituary is that of Oscar Ortega Torres, beloved tío of Mabel…

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Mission loses a champion among champions

Long-time community activist and Board member of Acción Latina Emilio Victorio Sanchez was found dead…