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Mi Amigo Calvin

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Mi Amigo Calvin

By Ezequiel Perez Santiago As I sat in a plane on my way home late Saturday night all I could feel was despair. My eyes burned as the isolated silence of sitting in my solitary seat overwhelmed and tears began to flow. My heart ached as my mind failed to find any fairness in his…

Valentine’s Day Full Moon Lantern Festival

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Friday is Valentine’s Day, a full moon in dramatic Leo (Aquarius solar festival) and Chinese Lantern Festival. A creative multi-festival celebration – full moon Valentine’s Lantern Festival party. It’s best to give Valentine gifts and start festivities by 7 pm (west coast time). After that the night’s (the moon is) v/c and connections will be…

Volunteer Ballet Company Performs for Children

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Ballet

By Terrah Baker There’s something magical about a group of children watching professional dancers in multi-colored ballet dresses, tiaras and fairy wings, move gracefully in front of them while enchanting music plays. One of the founding members of The Pineapple Tree Dance Company said she saw that magic when she performed for over 200 children…

Book Explores a Village Against the World

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By Chad Pollock “Utopias aren’t chimeras, they are the most noble dreams that people have. Dreams that through struggle can and must be turned into reality.” — Sanchez Gordillo In The Village Against the World, British journalist Dan Hancox tells the real-life story of Marinaleda, a village of 2,700 residents in the Andalusian region of…