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Archive for April, 2009

VIDEO: Chris Schneider wishes Vida readers a happy Cinco de Mayoavatar

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In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this week’s edition of Vida features non-Latinos who are dedicated to working with the Valley’s Latino community. The Fresno-area story features Chris Schneider, the executive director of Central California Legal Services, a non-profit law firm that provides free legal aid to low-income individuals. Check out the story to learn [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

April 28th, 2009 at 9:37 am

When will it happen for Manuel Quezada?avatar

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So what else is new? Heavyweight Manuel Quezada has earned another straight-up victory. A moment before Marty Sammon gave the signal to start the first round last Thursday in Lemoore, an anonymous source whispered to me saying it wasn’t going to be any contest. And Quezada proved him right; he punished Jeff Brownfield to the point that ‘Repo’ Ric nearly [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

April 27th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Children can’t change me: Jessica Rakoczyavatar

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There’s no doubt that five-time world champion Jessica Rakoczy is not only changing diapers, but her entire professional boxing schedule as well. After being on maternity leave for 12 months, Rakoczy made a stellar return last Thursday with a victory that resulted in a unanimous decision over Belinda Laracuente at The Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore. [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

April 27th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

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On Stage This Weekend: “Esperanza & Luz”avatar

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This weekend, Teatro de la Tierra performs the final two shows of its production, “Esperanza and Luz.” The play follows two immigrants, Esperanza and Luz, who get tangled up in and end up defeating an exploitive and cruel guest worker program. The bilingual story features dramatic portrayals of many of the characters involved in today’s [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

April 23rd, 2009 at 9:51 am

Reporter’s Notebook on the Marchavatar

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Everytime I flip through the notebook I used during last week’s March for Water, particles of dust fly off the pages. (That dust, and my sneezes, remind me of the intense wind and dust that people braved on the first day of the march, from Mendota to Firebaugh.) So before I discard the notebook, I wanted [...]

The faces of the March for Wateravatar

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Last week’s California March for Water drew attention to the urgent need for water on the west side of Fresno County. But it was also about the thousands of people who are being impacted by the lack of water. I spent two days covering the march and had the opportunity to hear the personal stories of a [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

April 21st, 2009 at 8:48 am

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