This project is a continuation of the 2013 Occupational Health Internship Program (OHIP) study focusing on paleteros/ice-cream men in City Heights, San Diego. The report focuses on workers who form part of U.S.’s informal economy, specifically the informal food sector.

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The UCLA Labor and Occupational Safety and Health (LOSH) Program in collaboration with the Employee Rights Centers (ERC) is holding in San Diego a 24hr training on Worker Occupational Health and Safety. Participants include Mikaiil Hussein, President of the United Taxi Workers of San Diego (UTWSD),  Adriana Huerta, ERC’s Health Educator, Cynthia Cheung and Mario Muniz, MSW students at San Diego State University and other community health advocates. This group was chosen for their long-term commitment to health and safety work in San Diego. One of the main goals for this group is to stay connected and report back on

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by By Monica Medina, KBPS The world is filled with injustice. All you need do is pick up a newspaper or go online and you’ll find a litany of human rights violations—victims of torture and kidnappings, people being sent to prison camps by their own government, women suffering untold abuse at the hands of their husbands or fathers while authorities look the other way, and children being forced into labor and prostitution. Here in San Diego, Chilean-born Fabiola Navarro sees fighting such human rights violations as a life-long cause. After all, activism is in her blood. Born Fabiola Andrea Sepulveda Ramos,

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