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    VISIT OAKLAND LAUNCHES $25K PUBLIC MURAL GRANT 

    Inaugural 2017 – 18 Program to Encourage Public Art in Oakland  Oakland, CA — Visit Oakland, the city’s official destination marketing organization, is proud to announce the creation of the Visit OaklandPublic Mural Grant Program(PMGP) that will offer anywhere between $500 to $5K per project. Visit Oakland has allocated a...
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    Uso espiritual de los cristales

    Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador Los cristales conforman la más hermosa y simétrica representación del mundo mineral. Se han formado a través de miles de años y de cambios geológicos en cuevas y en el subsuelo terrestre. Los cristales poseen una infinidad de aplicaciones para la existencia mística y...
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    Latino Outdoors: Bridging Barriers to the Wilderness Through Community Outreach

    Founder of Latino Outdoors Continues to Push for Latino Communities to Go Explore Nature Arturo Hilario El Observador Hiking brings people together, and one man used this idea to plant the roots of environmentalist education and community wellness into one of the least represented groups in outdoor recreation. José...
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    Why California must defy Trump on immigration

    Editor’s Note: This op-ed first appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle on May 20, 2017 Kevin de León Here’s what we learned about Ruben Navarrette Jr. from his May 16 column: He thinks we shouldn’t protect hardworking undocumented residents from President Trump’s mass-deportation machine because it is like kicking...
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    3 cornerstones to a longer, healthier, happier life for your pet

    BPT Your pets are members of the family. They are the source of some of your best memories, they are your travel companions, your confidantes and your evening snuggle partners. You love them and you want them to live the longest, healthiest and happiest life possible. Like it is...
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    Enhance your car with these easy upgrades

    BPT Chances are you chose your current car or truck because of specific features or performance capabilities. These vary from vehicle to vehicle, and what one automobile may have, the other may lack. Thankfully, there are many ways to enhance the performance of your car or truck. According to...
  • Veronica Tsang of Cathay Bank in the Ellis Island Gallery after being presented with the 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Photo Credit: Cathay Bank

    Veronica Tsang of Cathay Bank Receives 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

    LOS ANGELES – Veronica Tsang, Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Administrator of Cathay Bank, was presented with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) at its 31st annual ceremony held on May 13, 2017, on Ellis Island in New York. This...
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    Una tormenta perfecta

    Por José López Zamorano La Red Hispana La trágica muerte de la joven promesa del béisbol, José Fernández, así como de dos de sus amigos, Eduardo Rivero y Emilio Jesús Macías, es un triste recordatorio de las innumerables vidas que se pierden en el mar por ignorar las reglas...
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    WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A DEMOCRAT TODAY

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR The Trump Administration’s proposed 2018 budget cuts cripple many programs which take care of people while enabling the top 1% and corporations to continue to concentrate wealth in their ‘silos’. This opinion piece is fashioned after the speech delivered by former VP Joe Biden to...