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Oxnard sixth grader from César Chávez Elementary School wins California Strawberry Festival’s 2014 Youth Art Design contest

Oxnard sixth grader from César Chávez Elementary School wins California Strawberry Festival’s 2014 Youth Art Design contest

Amigos805.com OXNARD — From an all-time record of 1,800 entries, the “berrilious” design of 11-year-old Itzel Gonzalez from César Chávez Elementary in Oxnard was selected as the winner of the 31st Annual California Strawberry Festival Youth Art Design Contest, the festival’s organizers reported in a media release. Festival representatives held a pizza party and award

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Professional storyteller educates Tennessee audiences on Hispanic culture

By Lurah Lowery El Nuevo Tennessean She loves history, she loves to read, she loves listening to stories and she loves telling stories. Thirty-three-year-old Carolina Quiroga Hurtado found these passions as a child, and because of her mother’s ability to tell humorous stories as a school teacher, she found her love of storytelling. “It is

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Commentary: Arresting Babies on the Border

By Scott Nicol Rio Grande Guardian McALLEN, TX — “They’re arresting babies.” The thought struck hard, and it kept echoing. I had come to the border wall with a correspondent from National Public Radio to see its impact on the environment. We had also seen evidence of the apprehensions that occur there daily: piles of

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Supreme Court rejects Arizona’s appeal of law on harboring immigrants

By Mauro Whiteman Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling Monday that blocked an Arizona law that would make it a crime to harbor, transport or conceal an illegal immigrant. The high court denied, without comment, Arizona’s appeal of a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling

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Chicago – a hotspot for Latino theater companies

By Silvia Foster-Frau Extra News! Chicago may not compete with the theater scene of Los Angeles or New York City, but the Latino theater scene is a different story. There are over 25 Latino theater companies of varying sizes in Chicago. Performance groups like Dominizuelan, Salsation, and MARIA as well as theater companies such as

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Sticks and stones can break your bones but cyberbullying can kill you

By Helen Yip Borderzine EL PASO — Rudy Sanchez’ sad eyes peered through tears below the beanie that nearly covered them as he stood in the empty living room of his Lower Valley home where his 14-year-old daughter, Viviana Aguirre, had committed suicide after being bullied online by a friend. Sanchez, 43, described how Viviana

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