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Archive for January, 2010

VIDEO: Rally for environmental justice in SFavatar

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Early Wednesday morning, I threw a camera, two reporter’s notebooks, and a voice recorder into my daypack, hopped on the Amtrak, and travelled to San Francisco to cover a rally for environmental justice in front of the Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office. At the event, about 50 Kettleman City residents, along with residents of other [...]

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January 28th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

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Nation’s No. 1: Gary Salazar of Alemán Boxing in Fresnoavatar

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Fresno’s junior boxer Gary Alexis Salazar surpassed many of the challenges to become the nation’s top-ranked amateur in the 112-pound division. Remember my story on Salazar a year ago? He’s the young fighter who does not emulate any pro. Sure, he’s impressed with De La Hoya and Pacquiao, but does not follow their fighting style. [...]

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January 27th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

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Cabañas stable, but swelling around the brainavatar

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It wasn’t three weeks ago that soccer star Salvador Cabañas was within the scope of my 300 mm lens. I snapped several photos of the Paraguayan controlling the ball against Estudiantes Tecos at the 2010 InterLiga tournament in Carson. Cabañas, 29, was shot in the head by some lowlife early Monday at the Bar-Bar nightclub in Mexico City. Miguel Angel Mancera, Mexico City’s [...]

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January 27th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

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Sanchez: What a great first postseason for the rookieavatar

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Mark Sanchez will not play in Super Bowl XLIV.  Nope. And that’s all right. It will, however, be a great game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints. That’s all right. Sanchez, or if it really bothers you, Sánchez, 24, performed like a veteran in many of the Jets’ games in just his rookie season. He led [...]

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January 25th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

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Are you traveling to México?avatar

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In the Jan. 13 edition of Vida, we wrote a story about the drug-related violence in México. In that story, I wrote that more than15,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence since Mexican President Felipe Calderón launched a drug offensive three years ago, according to the Los Angeles Times. I wrote that though the violence traditionally [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

January 22nd, 2010 at 12:35 pm

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Things I’m Loving this Weekavatar

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Things I’m loving right now: Have you read any books by Julia Alvarez? I’m currently reading ‘In the Time of the Butterflies,’ a 1994 novel about four sisters living under the dictatorship of former Dominican Republic leader Rafael Trujillo. Like many books that I love (‘The Invisible Mountain,’ by Carolina de Robertis, and ‘The Inhabited Woman,’ [...]

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January 22nd, 2010 at 10:16 am

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