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Archive for August, 2009

Vida Asks: Where do you stop when driving through the Valley?avatar

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As I’ve mentioned in past blog posts, I spend a lot of my work hours (and my free time) driving through the Central Valley. In fact, I’ve spent so many less-than-fascinating minutes on Highway 99 (The 99, for all you native West Coast-ers) and on Highway 180 that sometimes, I need to take recreational stops [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

August 19th, 2009 at 9:22 am

Vicente Escobedo makes Mayweather/Marquez undercard in Vegasavatar

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Woodland native Vicente Escobedo is elated that he will be featured in one of the undercard events at the highly-anticipated bout between Floyd Mayweather and Juan Manuel Marquez on Sept. 19, a date that coincides with México’s Independence Day! The fights wisely are scheduled to attract the many Latino boxing fans to the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas or to buy it on HBO [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

August 18th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

‘The Ghost’ Guerrero reaches his next chapter of boxingavatar

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Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero can’t wait to show the boxing community that he can easily become a champion of multiple weight classes when he faces, this weekend, South African Malcolm Klassen for the IBF super featherweight title.   Everyone is aware that Guerrero – who hails from Gilroy, California, the home to some 51,000 citizens proud of their annual Gilroy Garlic Festival - gave [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

August 18th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Do your part: Volunteer at a food distributionavatar

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The Fresno Bee reported last week that Community Food Bank and HandsOn Central California are looking for volunteers to help out at food distributions in communities that have been impacted by the water shortage on the west side of Fresno County. According to the Bee story, the relief agencies plan to hand out about 3 [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

August 17th, 2009 at 10:13 am

Two grieving families request your helpavatar

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Last week, I interviewed Concepción López, the only passenger who survived a fatal accident last Monday. (The story ran in this week’s edition of Vida.) In a soft, pained voice, she recalled the accident for me: In the predawn hours of Aug. 3, Concepción López and four relatives were headed to Huron to pick melons. [...]

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August 12th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

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Purple Heart Day in Fresnoavatar

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One person at the induction of 10 soldiers to the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Fresno Chapter 106 at Fresno’s Courthouse Park last Friday said that every soldier who returns from a tour of duty is a hero.   Ignacio Chávez Morales came back from Korea a little disgruntled. After being wounded twice within [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

August 8th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

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