According to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar, civilization as we know it has about 11 months left. But many people in the Mayan heartland — Guatemala — see it differently.
Some of the original artists who painted the Chicano Park murals in the 1970s are painting there once again as part of an unprecedented renovation project to preserve the murals.
Today the city of San Diego rescinded a permit allowing advertisers to paint over a vintage sign on the side of the California Theater in downtown San Diego. A public outcry to save the sign is the reason.
A vintage ad for a Tijuana racetrack has occupied the side of the derelict California Theater in downtown San Diego since the 60s. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says it may disappear to make way for a beer advertisement.
Las Vegas-themed TV shows are seeing success, which means that more shows are in the works.
In southern New Mexico, scientists are studying a discovery made by student interns at White Sands National Monument. The students found 700 prehistoric footprints of Ice Age giants including mammoths, camels and saber tooth cats.
While opponents cheered the decision, supporters plan to file a lawsuit to force the state to offer the plate. They have a track record of winning.
A tight economy may have some consumers thinking twice about splurging on a holiday tradition: Pecan pie.
Critics contend the plate resurrects and legitimizes slavery. Supporters say they are simply trying to honor Confederate soldiers.
UPDATED with a video. Mexico has a long and successful tradition of producing world champion boxers. Now, with the rise of mixed martial arts in the U.S. and Mexico, Tijuana has become a training ground for a new generation of fighters.