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Library Helps Latinos and Others Digitize History

Library Helps Latinos and Others Digitize History

By Andra Cernavskis MissionLocal On Saturday afternoon, Susan Goldstein, the City of San Francisco’s archivist, could be found in the San Francisco Public Library’s fifth floor DIGI Center, a room for digital archiving, pouring over old, print photos with Alejandra Palos, a woman ready to donate some of her father’s photos. Manuel Palos, an architectural

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Ninety-year-old only surviving veteran in Delaware of the Borinqueneers

By Gabriel Pilonieta-Blanco El Tiempo Hispano Manuel, fondly called by his friends Manolín, was born on May 4th, 1924 at four in the afternoon at Corozal, on the island of Puerto Rico. In the central town of the island he lived until he was 10 years old when his father, a hard worker, believer and

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At Oklahoma State Capitol, Barely a Murmur of Hispanic Voices

By M. Scott Carter Oklahoma Watch Mary Sosa’s campaign is over. The yard signs have been taken down. The volunteers have gone home. The retired 65-year-old city employee has returned to her work as a community volunteer. But for Sosa and some south Oklahoma City Hispanic leaders, the sting and bitterness over an unexpected defeat

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¡Hola Amigo! Texas A&M San Antonio and Spain bring language and culture to community

By Amanda Lozano La Prensa Education and culture are the precursor to creating and main­ taining international relationships, and Texas A&M San Antonio has hit it spot on. The campus has made an international partner and friend with the country of Spain, teaming up with the Instituto Cervantes to bring top­tier level Spanish classes to

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How one DREAMer leveraged graphic design talents to sustain and express himself

By Alexander Sebastián Corey El Nuevo Sol As a college student, graphic design was more than just a hobby for Víctor Zúñiga, 25. It was a way to express complex social issues not fully understood by himself or by those around him at the time. Today, Zúñiga works as a graphic designer at an advertising

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Governor Signs Bill Enabling 15 California Community Colleges to Award Four-Year Degrees

La Prensa San Diego Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law a historic measure that for the first time enables a limited number of California community colleges to offer four-year degrees. Senate Bill (SB) 850, authored by State Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego), drew overwhelming bipartisan and business support because it addresses a growing need

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