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‘Tis the season to marchavatar

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Is this the season to march? In the span of a few weeks, I covered an immigration march in downtown Fresno and a César E. Chávez march in Delano, and visited with participants in the March for California’s Future in Dinuba. So far, I know of  at least two marches on April 10: There are [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

March 30th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Movie Review: “Los Que Se Quedan” (“Those Who Remain”)avatar

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Last night, I had the privilege of attending the California premiere of the documentary, “Los Que Se Quedan” (“Those Who Remain.”) The film, by Carlos Hagerman and Juan Carlos Rulfo, follows nine families in six different states in México for 11 months, and tells the story of the people who are left behind after their [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

October 23rd, 2009 at 8:41 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

On Stage This Weekend: “Esperanza & Luz”avatar

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This weekend, Teatro de la Tierra performs the final two shows of its production, “Esperanza and Luz.” The play follows two immigrants, Esperanza and Luz, who get tangled up in and end up defeating an exploitive and cruel guest worker program. The bilingual story features dramatic portrayals of many of the characters involved in today’s [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

April 23rd, 2009 at 9:51 am

Naturalized Citizen, Manuel Núñez, restores faith in land of opportunityavatar

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Manuel Núñez is fully aware he has a lot to be thankful for.  The Michoacán native was among the 513 immigrants who were sworn in as naturalized citizens of the United States in Monday’s ceremony at the Fresno Convention Center. The event arrived in the same week that Manuel, 43, will be celebrating his 21st wedding aniversary on Thursday, April 16. [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

April 13th, 2009 at 8:01 pm