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Archive for December, 2009

Video: Merry Christmas from the Bishopavatar

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Last week, I had the honor of interviewing The Most Reverend John Steinbock, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno. During our approximately 40-minute interview, he described his childhood Christmas experiences and told vivid, animated stories about working as a priest on Skid Row in Los Angeles. One of the most memorable moments of the interview, though, was [...]

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December 15th, 2009 at 9:53 am

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What would you ask Paul Rodríguez, Jr?avatar

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Last night, I watched the film ‘Vicious Circle,’ which features Paul Rodríguez, Jr. as a young skateboarder, chess player, and aspiring comic book artist who falls in love with a free-spirited girl who sings in a punk band. (The movie was named the “Best Picture” of the New York Latino Film Festival, among other awards.) [...]

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December 8th, 2009 at 10:42 am

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On Vida’s (laptop) Screen: ‘Casi Divas’ (Almost Divas)avatar

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As part of my efforts to get over whatever illness plagued me for most of November, I spent one lazy evening watching the Mexican movie, ‘Casi Divas‘ (Almost Divas.) (Side note: My other main defense against my flu-like symptoms was bowls and bowls of the Vietnamese soup, pho. Order a bowl of this soup, filled [...]

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December 1st, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Fresno on my mind, even during vacationavatar

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I just returned from a great, weeklong Thanksgiving holiday on the East Coast.  I loved every second of reuniting with family, friends, and autumn-like weather – but I admit that Fresno and the Valley were never far from my mind! On Wednesday, I visited the soils and dinosaur exhibits at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. [...]

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December 1st, 2009 at 11:38 am

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