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Archive for July, 2009

Does Monte Negro rock? You tell me!avatar

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In this week’s edition of Vida, I reviewed Monte Negro’s new album, “Fugitives of Pleasure/Pasajeros.” In my review, I recommended keeping an eye on this bicultural group that sings bilingual rock. Instead of telling you how I rated this group, I’ll let you rate it yourself. Check out the group’s single, ‘Loco Por Tu Amor (Tarde o [...]

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July 15th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Cast your vote for the “Soy Bella” contest!avatar

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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jovahna Aguilar, who will be14 next week. Jovahna is one of five finalists in the “Soy Bella” contest, sponsored by Dove and Seventeen Magazine. For the contest, young women across the country submitted a photo and wrote a short essay about what makes them feel strong and beautiful. [...]

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July 10th, 2009 at 8:17 am

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Ode to the Valleyavatar

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Before I moved to Fresno, I spent a couple sleepless nights tossing and turning in my bed in Northern Virginia, worrying about one thing: Driving on rural roads. Now, seven months later, I find that I cherish my long drives through the rural parts of the Valley. I spent a majority of my day today [...]

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July 8th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Fourth of July in Selma is one Big Partyavatar

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Selma residents open their homes as they host several block parties over the Fourth of July weekend. The city’s “official” celebration took place on July 3 at Selma High School’s Staley Stadium, where live music preceded a 35-minute fireworks show just after sunset. For the official get-together, many Selmans have an annual routine. For example, several families set up camp at Jackson Elementary School, just [...]

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July 7th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Boxing Champion Alexis Arguello Dies at 57avatar

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The details about former world boxing champion Alexis Arguello is hard to swallow for local boxers. Arguello, 57, died apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, but after speaking with several local boxers, they’re not entirely sure about the validity of the story.  Several locals believe , because of Arguello’s career in politics in Nicaragua, that [...]

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July 2nd, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Grilled corn for the Fourth of July!avatar

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Yesterday I interviewed Daisy Martínez, host of the Food Network program, “Viva Daisy!” (The second season of her show begins Saturday, July 11, at 9:30 a.m.) During our chat, I asked Martínez, who was born to Puerto Rican parents in Brooklyn, NY, what she recommends cooking during the hot summer months. Her recommendation made my [...]

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July 2nd, 2009 at 10:46 am

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