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“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 [...]

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November 4th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Why drink water when you can eat paletas?avatar

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This afternoon, I covered a sweltering rally for water in front of Fresno City Hall. When I wasn’t taking notes, I was snapping photos of water signs, slogans and fashion statements. Check it out… These guys know how to catch a reporter’s attention: Given the crowd’s reaction to his speech today, I think Paul has a [...]

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July 1st, 2009 at 2:47 pm

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VIDEO: Darren Carter performs in Firebaughavatar

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Comedian Darren Carter performed at a free event in Firebaugh on Saturday night that was organized by the Latino Water Coalition. The event was intended to thank all the people that participated in the recent March for Water, and encourage people to continue fighting for water for the San Joaquín Valley. (The story is in [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

May 13th, 2009 at 9:30 am

The faces of the March for Wateravatar

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Last week’s California March for Water drew attention to the urgent need for water on the west side of Fresno County. But it was also about the thousands of people who are being impacted by the lack of water. I spent two days covering the march and had the opportunity to hear the personal stories of a [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

April 21st, 2009 at 8:48 am

Harsh words for Gov. Schwarzenegger at end of ‘March For Water’avatar

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My lips are still chapped from that first day of the ‘March For Water’ last week in Mendota. I didn’t go on Wednesday or Thursday, but I was there for the one-liners shouted out at those on the podium, where Gov. Schwarzenegger delivered his speech at the San Luis Reservoir last Friday. Schwarzenegger didn’t offer [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

April 20th, 2009 at 11:07 am

Marching in ‘March For Water’ was eventful as photographeravatar

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On the first day of the ‘March For Water’ that started in Mendota on April 14, I managed to get to the front of the marchers, walking and photographing Leonel Flores, Paul Rodríguez and Ray Appleton as we ALL walked about five miles out of town. It was tough against the blistery wind as many of the marchers [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

April 18th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

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