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Henry T. Perea wins 31st Assembly Districtavatar

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A huge smile was on the face of Henry T. Perea after his father, Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea, read aloud that his son’s campaign had won the race for 31st Assembly at Veni Vidi Vici in the Tower District. “We have been campaigning for this office for the last year and a half. It’s a big [...]

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November 3rd, 2010 at 1:53 pm

“American Churro” continues to shineavatar

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Back in March, I wrote a story about students from West Hills College who were performing an original teatro-style play about current issues impacting their communities: the economic recession, the water shortage on the west side of Fresno County, and the importance of higher education. At that time, the students performed their bilingual production, “American [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

November 4th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Vida Asks: Where do you stop when driving through the Valley?avatar

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As I’ve mentioned in past blog posts, I spend a lot of my work hours (and my free time) driving through the Central Valley. In fact, I’ve spent so many less-than-fascinating minutes on Highway 99 (The 99, for all you native West Coast-ers) and on Highway 180 that sometimes, I need to take recreational stops [...]

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August 19th, 2009 at 9:22 am

Mendota’s independent cafe rocksavatar

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The City of Mendota does not have a Starbucks. But Mendota doesn’t need Starbucks  – the city has Da Amici, an independently owned coffee shop, and this place is so much better than Starbucks! I first read about Da Amici in the Fresno Bee a couple months ago. Mendota resident Sam Rubio, 25, owns and runs [...]

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June 15th, 2009 at 7:57 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 [...]

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June 4th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Kenia’s smile says it all at Día del Niñoavatar

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The smile tells it all: Kenia Dayana is the Queen of Mendota on Kid’s Day in Mendota. It might have been a long day in Mendota, but Kenia’s smile made it all worthwhile. She was crowned Queen near the end of the Día del Niño celebration last Sunday. For a community facing hundreds of job losses, [...]

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April 29th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

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