Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Emily Melgar

Emily Melgar, Opinion Editor

Emily Melgar is a Journalism major at Cerritos College and has recently become Opinion Editor for the college’s newspaper, Talon Marks. She plans to transfer to California State University, Fullerton or University of California, Irvine in Fall 2021 and hopes to pursue her Bachelor’s. In addition to writing, she is passionate about photography, travel, poetry, and science. Emily hopes to combine all these passions into a career one day.

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Mercado Hidalgo, or Hidalgo Market, is another busy center where shoppers can find fresh fruits and vegetables, Mexican cuisine, and candy. Mexico is known for its

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April 22, 2021
Las Ahumaderas is a popular taco spot where locals and tourists have come to love the

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April 22, 2021
Miguel Robles, a deportee, gets ready to close up his souvenir stand for the evening on April 10th, 2021. Robles sets up shop in front of Undocumented Cafe & Arts, a coffee shop that once served free coffee to migrants.

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April 22, 2021
The Tijuana Cultural Center located in the Zona Río district is currently closed due to COVID-19. The center hopes to re-open safely soon. April 10, 2021

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April 22, 2021
A young woman playing with her dog is kicked out of the beach by the Policía Municipal de Tijuana (Municipal Police of Tijuana) on April 10, 2021. The police's presence is constant and deter anyone from getting too close to the border wall.

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April 22, 2021
Vendors and entertainers try to attract the attention of motorists driving by on Mexican Federal Highway 1 as they enter Tijuana. Some locals sell colorful kites to tourists as they head towards the famous Cuauhtemoc Monument. April 10, 2021.

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April 22, 2021
Many visitors visit the beaches of Tijuana to wonder at the border that separates the US from Mexico. For many, the park is as close to the United States as they will ever be. April 10, 2021

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April 22, 2021
An acrobatic dancer entertains the crowds at Parque Teniente Guerrero on April 10, 2021. The charming community park is located in front of San Francisco De Asis Temple and offers a playground, food and picnic areas, and fountains.

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April 22, 2021
Live mariachis are a staple in Mexico and Tijuana is no exception. The musicians play for tourists and locals for a nominal fee. April 10, 2021

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April 22, 2021
Locals, tourists, and mariachis all walk along Plaza Santa Cecilia on April 10, 2021. It is decorated with colorful

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April 22, 2021
One of the many Tijuana letter and motto signs is located downtown on Av. Revolución. Many live mariachi bands frequent the center and offer live music to tourists and locals. April 10, 2021

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April 22, 2021
A view of the city is not hard to find from the various hills where many live in Tijuana. The growing number of skyscrapers in the city give the skyline a unique view. April 10, 2021.

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April 22, 2021
Social distancing and masks are required at all shops in Tijuana like Mercado El Popo (El Popo Market). Shoppers can find sweets, fresh cheese, dried chiles, herbs and other Mexican essentials. April 11, 2021.

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April 22, 2021
The busy street of Calle Benito Juarez 2da and Av. Revolución on April 10, 2021. The downtown area is home to many restaurants, shops, and hotels.

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April 22, 2021

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March 31, 2021
BLM supporter sings an uplifting song as demonstrators dance to the beat during a protest on March 8, 2021. They wave their middle fingers at the LA Police Protective League building across the street.

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March 18, 2021
BLM supporter sings

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March 18, 2021
Despite the heavy rain, BLM supporters attended the protest to end police associations on March 8, 2021. Organizers provided umbrellas to protestors.

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March 18, 2021
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