79th Assembly District: Residents will vote for the representation they deserve

Dr. Shirley Weber was appointed as California’s Secretary of State, leaving a vacant seat in the 79th State Assembly District. Now, residents of the district will vote in a special election on April 6, 2021 for the representation they deserve. Voters will decide who will represent them, a crucial role as communities begin to receive additional funding from the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Anti-Asian Violence is Not New, and It’s Not Isolated

By Erin Tsurumoto Grassi

I couldn’t sleep last night after learning of the brutal news of death and violence directed at Asian women by a white man in Atlanta, Georgia. It shook me deeply, to my core, and left me angry, sad, horrified and worried for the safety of my family. This man viciously took the lives of eight people — six of whom were Asian — at three different locations before he was finally apprehended. This incident reflects a rise in anti-Asian violence, both nationally, and locally, here in San Diego

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Redistricting: Digging a Little Deeper

This is the second installment of blogs on the California Redistricting Commision. Check out the first here

Last week we spoke about redistricting; what it is and the way it impacts our communities. Now, let’s dig a little deeper on redistricting and some next steps.

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Five Women Who Championed Social Justice in San Diego


During Women’s history month, Alliance San Diego is honoring the women who have fought for social justice here in the San Diego border region. Here are five women who brought about change in their communities and beyond.

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