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Archive for October, 2009

Meet Gaby Ramírez!avatar

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A few weeks ago, I introduced Vida blog readers to Brianna de Alba, an emerging teenage pop star. Today, I’m introducing you to another young, talented, and beautiful young woman: singer and book author Gaby Ramírez. Last Friday, I interviewed 14-year-old Gaby Ramírez about her Día de los Muertos altar, which she created to honor [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

October 20th, 2009 at 8:19 am

Good business in residential parking around the Big Fresno fairavatar

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Rick Mendoza stood outside his Fresno home, collecting anywhere from $5 to $8 from fairgoers looking for a close place to park their cars last Sunday. He did this nearly every day during the Big Fresno Fair’s 12-day run. Last Sunday, however, the last day of the fair was good business, Mendoza says most of days this year [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

October 19th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Mariano Rivera is just “This new guy we got.”avatar

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It was hilarious. New York Yankees’ Manager Joe Girardi tells the umpire that Mariano Rivera will attempt to close out the American League Championship Series opening game against visiting Los Angeles Angels on Friday.       “Rivera,” says Girardi. And the ump says, “Who?” And Girardi responds, “This new guy we got.” And the ump responds, “Up [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

October 17th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

What would be on your altar?avatar

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Yesterday afternoon, I had the opportunity to speak with Fresno resident Monica Henecke as she prepared a Día de los Muertos altar at Arte Américas for her grandfather, Epolito Mireles, and her aunt, Ramona Jaramillo. As she pulled objects out of boxes and bags – a bottle of Pepto Bismol, a family photo from Disneyland, [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

October 16th, 2009 at 11:39 am

Grammy Winners Los Lobos rock Fresno; the White House tooavatar

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Visit the photo gallery to see more pictures from the concert. Just a day earlier, Los Lobos were among the musical guests to hosts President Barack Obama and the first lady at the White House performing in the celebration honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month. After their performance in the show that included Aventura, Sheila E., Mark Anthony and José [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

October 14th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Sweet treats for fall!avatar

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The fall is full of holidays: My birthday, then Halloween, and then Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on November 2. And all of these holidays have something awesome in common: Sweet treats! I loved my chocolate birthday cake with ginger icing, and there is a special place in my heart for candy [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

October 14th, 2009 at 9:02 am

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