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Archive for January, 2009

Shame on Starbucksavatar

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This morning, my daily latte came with a shot of disturbance. I was waiting in line at Starbucks and noticed a sign near the store’s beverage menu that said: “Try the Central Valley Favorite: a Venti Caramel Macchiato.” For those who are not Starbucks regulars, a Caramel Macchiato is quite delicious. On its Website, Starbucks [...]

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January 23rd, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Dinastia Rivera en Fresnoavatar

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El pasado viernes estuve en Fresno y me toco cubrir la primera presentacion de la familia Rivera en la que despues de mucho tiempo, por fin lograron estar Don Pedro, Juan, Gustavo, Lupillo y Jenni en el mismo escenario. Yo nunca los habia visto en alguna presentacion y la verdad es que si me [...]

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January 21st, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Más controversia para Jenni Riveraavatar

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Ay, pues nuevamente la Diva de la Banda, Jenni Rivera, se ve rodeada de controversia. Pues ahora sucede que su nuevo galán, el beisbolista Esteban Loaiza, tiene una prometida que vive en San José, California y supuestamente Jenni no lo sabe. A Jenni no se le habia visto tan enamorada como con Loaiza, pero si [...]

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January 21st, 2009 at 12:45 pm

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What a voice, and what a hat!avatar

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I’ll leave commentary on yesterday’s presidential inauguration to people who were in D.C. to witness the historical event, and I’ll let more fashion-conscious people share their opinions about Michelle Obama’s dresses. But there is one part of the inauguration I’d like to bring up… How awesome was Aretha Franklin’s hat?! Franklin, who sang “My Country ‘Tis [...]

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January 21st, 2009 at 10:02 am

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Benavídez continues sticking his neck outavatar

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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and in recognition of the inauguration of President Barack Obama, this week’s cover story looks at black-Latino relations in the Central Valley. (The story will be available online and in print on Wednesday.)   The first person I interviewed for the story was Ben Benavídez, the former [...]

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January 20th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

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Extreme anticipation, Extreme emotionavatar

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So what was it like to be one of the 10,000 spectators who stood on East Robinson Avenue in Fresno for more than two hours this afternoon, waiting to catch a glimpse of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” host Ty Pennington, waiting to chant the trademark phrase, “move that bus!” and waiting to observe as Mary [...]

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January 15th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

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