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Archive for February, 2009

‘Aventurera’ could be cursed!!avatar

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So I go online to look for some juicy chismes to use for our weekly edition of NAMES/NOMBRES and I read that Maribel Guardia is hurt. For those of you who have been following closely what’s happening with the ‘Aventurera’ theatrical presentation, you will know what I’m talking about when I say, first Sabine Moussier [...]

Written by Olivia Ruiz

February 27th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Manny: Should I Stay or Should I go?avatar

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Manny is just being Manny, again. Dominican slugger Manny Ramirez must be singing the popular hit by The Clash, ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go?’ (You know, it’s the one with the Spanish background vocals!). A personal favorite.   The homerun slugger who  made the cross-country leap last year from the Boston Red Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers is mulling [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

February 26th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Desperate for water… and messages about wateravatar

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I spent all of Wednesday learning about California’s current water crisis. I learned just how critical this water issue is, as I spent a couple of hours at a California State Board of Food and Agriculture meeting, and spent the afternoon speaking with farmworkers who were laid off from jobs they had held for 30 [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

February 26th, 2009 at 10:12 am


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After getting the ok from the editor, (Gracias Juan!) I will begin a series of blogs that I will call “Groupie Adventures.” I love to interview celebrities, I am a fan of most that I have interviewed, and therefore I will have no mercy on my “ahhhhhh’s” or “OMG’s!” as in “OMG, I got to [...]

Written by Irene Rodriguez

February 25th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Don’t ask UConn’s Coach Calhoun if he can spare a dime. He only makes $1.6 million a year.avatar

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Connecticut’s highest-paid state employee, Jim Calhoun, earns $1.6 million a year for coaching men’s basketball at the university. After a game last Saturday, political activist Ken Krayeske asked Calhoun why a public university was paying so much, especially since the entire country is facing hard times and Connecticut itself – at a $944 million deficit -  is in turmoil. And that if he would give any money [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

February 24th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

Health care cuts affect health of all residentsavatar

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In this week’s edition of Vida, I wrote about how the state’s recently approved budget will affect health care, and especially health care for Latinos and other minorities. After talking to numerous health care professionals and advocates, I’ve learned that minority communities might be the ones most impacted by the cuts to health care. But [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

February 24th, 2009 at 11:29 am