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Fresno Gem: Chesterfield’s Antiquesavatar

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My weekend was filled with uniquely Fresno experiences. My mother and I had dinner at Peruvian fusion restaurant Limón on Friday night, and we feasted on fabulous fish tacos at El Pescador on Saturday afternoon. I attended my first Fresno Monsters hockey game on Saturday night, and loved seeing so many people turn out to [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

January 18th, 2010 at 11:27 am

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¡Viva El Mariachi! Festival’s woesavatar

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When news broke this week (check Rebecca Plevin’s excellent report in this week’s issue of Vida en el Valle) that the 28th annual ¡Viva El Mariachi! Festival would not happen this spring, I immediately thought about all the great music I have been privileged to hear because of the festival. But first, I have to [...]

Written by Juan Esparaza

December 15th, 2009 at 11:11 am

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 [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

December 1st, 2009 at 3:44 pm

My memory of ‘Thriller’avatar

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Like many of you out there I am in complete shock after hearing about Michael Jackson’s sudden death. But I don’t want to write about the sadness the entire world feels today, well not everyone entirely, but the majority of it. Instead, I want to write about my first childhood memory of Michael Jackson. Okay, [...]

Written by Olivia Ruiz

June 25th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

El Maestro struts his stuffavatar

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Ernesto Martínez has no peers. Not Lydia Chávez, a former student with Los Danzantes de Aztlán, who showed she still has the moves at a reception in Martínez’s honor last Saturday. Not Fresno County Judge Rosendo Peña, whose version of dancing to ‘El Son de la Negra’ showed slightly more movement than a statue of [...]

Written by Juan Esparaza

June 9th, 2009 at 10:44 am

My six-month anniversary in the Valleyavatar

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Three months ago today, I posted a list of things I’d learned since moving to Fresno. I’ve now been in Fresno for six months, and it’s time to update that list! I’ve learned that a seasoned Valley reporter – and smart Valley residents in general – wear more clothing, and not less, when spending any [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

June 4th, 2009 at 1:20 pm