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Sandra Cisneros to visit Fresno Stateavatar

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How many of you have read the book, The House on Mango Street by Latina novelist Sandra Cisneros? I am sure many of you had it listed as a required reading in high school English class and for some–like myself– it was required reading for a college course I took on Chicano/a Literature. I vividly remember the [...]

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January 23rd, 2012 at 8:05 pm

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The ‘Mecca’ for Mexicanosavatar

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Hello Vida en el Valle readers, I am visiting Mexico City for the first time in my life. It’s been a dream of mine to be able to travel to this amazing city for two main reasons: its rich cultural history and personal connection to my ancestral past. When I was in college, my interest in visiting further developed after I took [...]

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September 5th, 2011 at 6:43 pm

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Juan Diego Florez wows Fresno on Valentine’s Day!avatar

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To see more photos of Juan Diego Florez, visit the photo gallery at In a special Valentine’s Day performance, the award-winning tenor Juan Diego Florez performed before a soldout audience at Valdez Hall at the Fresno Convention Center. Florez, a Peruvian, made the stop in Fresno toward two stops in Colombia this weekend. A third performance will take place [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

February 15th, 2011 at 11:05 am

Luz María La Favoritaavatar

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Wonder what ever happened to Luz María, the Fresno gal with the great norteño/cumbia voice who just missed making the final 10 at the 2007 ‘Objetivo Fama’ music reality show on the Telefutura network? The Sunnyside High School graduate has just recorded an album — ‘Luz María: Me Gustaría’ — which is now available on [...]

Written by Juan Esparaza

February 1st, 2011 at 12:34 pm

I’m in freakin’ boot camp! And loving it! KDMC Workshop at UC Berkeleyavatar

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I’m a lucky fellow in the Knight Digital Media Center workshop at UC Berkeley. It’s a weeklong boot camp on the bleeding-edge of technology associated with multimedia reporting. The KDMC has designed specific workshops to help journalists expand on their storytelling through various multimedia platforms. Great hosts and speakers. And I’m surrounded by award-winning journalists! Hosting is [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

January 11th, 2011 at 9:43 am

A New Years Resolution Guide for Latinosavatar

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It’s that time of year again when people all across America start making a mental note of their New Year resolutions. I’ve made mine too, like I do each year. I promised I would eat less pan dulce, watch less telenovelas (and exercise more) and meet my mariachi idol, Alejandro Fernandez. Just kidding. The first [...]