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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 [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

December 1st, 2009 at 3:44 pm

VIDEO: A cure for the munchiesavatar

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How many times have you sat around with friends and brainstormed a brilliant/crazy get-rich scheme? Fresno residents Ryan Metzdorff and Veronica Hernandez actually turned their business idea into reality, and I give them huge props for that. On Sept. 19, Metzdorff and Hernandez launched Munchies on Wheels, and they now deliver food from fast food [...]

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October 28th, 2009 at 7:55 am

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 [...]

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October 23rd, 2009 at 8:41 am

Meet Gaby Ramírez!avatar

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A few weeks ago, I introduced Vida blog readers to Brianna de Alba, an emerging teenage pop star. Today, I’m introducing you to another young, talented, and beautiful young woman: singer and book author Gaby Ramírez. Last Friday, I interviewed 14-year-old Gaby Ramírez about her Día de los Muertos altar, which she created to honor [...]

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October 20th, 2009 at 8:19 am

VIDEO: A heated public hearingavatar

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  Last night, I covered the Kings County Planning Commission hearing regarding Waste Management’s proposal to expand its hazardous waste landfill at its Kettleman Hills facility. The public comment portion of the hearing, which attracted more than 500 people, was held at 6 p.m. at the Kings County Fairgrounds.   Throughout the first 90 minutes [...]

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October 6th, 2009 at 10:50 am

VIDEO: Citizenship, with a viewavatar

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Last week, my co-worker and I spent the morning covering a naturalization ceremony at Yosemite National Park. (The story is in this week’s edition of Vida en el Valle.) It took more than three hours to get from Fresno to Glacier Point, due to construction on Yosemite’s windy roads. When we finally exited the car [...]

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September 22nd, 2009 at 10:31 am

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