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Know California high school students who want to apply to a UC school? [
Friday, Oct 30th - 10:28 pm

Hi community,

For those of you who are or know undocumented students in California, and want to apply to the University of California system, here is a letter from the director of undergraduate admissions giving advice on the application process. Please pass this on to anyone who might find it helpful. It's a pdf file on Google documents.

Good luck!

dia de los muertos prints now available ... [
Wednesday, Oct 21st - 1:20 am

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

the default price in the listing is for only one size. you have options available for each. before checking out, convo me and i'll send you a new invoice. otherwise, you can just check out if you want the default size. more to come soonish.

Now playing: Miles Davis - Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio)
via FoxyTunes
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if you happen to be in L.A. .... [
Friday, Oct 2nd - 2:59 pm

... check this out. this gallery is FANTASTIC and their Dia De Los Muertos events always draws a great crowd. wonderful art by some wicked talent, too:

click here for details


Resident Artists:

Yolanda Gonzalez, George Yepes, Emilia Garcia, Juan Solis, Victor Amor,
Ixchel Amor, Maria Kane, Gennaro Garcia

Exhibiting Artists:

Joe Bravo, CiCi Segura Gonzalez, Ricardo Ortega, Robert Palacios,
Richard Valdes, Dolores Haro, Ernie Herrera, Adry del Rocio, David Martinez,
Hector Silva, Julie Zarate, Mario Chacon, Gene Ortega, Rudy Andrade,
Ivan Godinez, Helena Amor, Lauren Gonzalez


Ofelia Esparza, Alex Rodriguez
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Life: Explained [
Monday, Sep 28th - 11:55 pm

*A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them. *

*"Not very long," answered the Mexican. *

*"But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the American. *

*The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family. *

*The American asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?" *

*"I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with my wife. In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs. I have a full life." *

*The American interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you! You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat." *

*"And after that?" asked the Mexican. *

*"With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers. Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge new enterprise." *

*"How long would that take?" asked the Mexican. *

*"Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years," replied the American. *

*"And after that?" *

*"Afterwards? Well my friend, that's when it gets really interesting," answered the American, laughing. "When your business gets really big, you can start buying and selling stocks and make millions!" *

*"Millions? Really? And after that?" asked the Mexican. *

*"After that you'll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a siesta with your wife and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends." *
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CNN and Lou Dobbs [
Sunday, Sep 20th - 1:09 am

Stop Dobbs

The Age of Stupid -- a film about climate change [
Saturday, Sep 12th - 2:21 pm

Chicos/as and everyone in above, below and in between!

I'm doing Latino outreach for this dystopian indie drama-doc on global warming called The Age of Stupid and would love your help spreading the word.
The premieres in the US 9.21.09 and 9.22.09 in the rest of the world for ONE NIGHT ONLY.
Watch the trailer below and please go out and force your friends and family see it at a theater near you.

For more info, to buy tickets and more go to http://www.ageofstupid.net/usa

The Age of Stupid Global Premiere Trailer from Age of Stupid on Vimeo.


Do you like mangos? Mango research... [
Thursday, Aug 13th - 6:36 pm

I was scrolling through my RSS feeds and I found something from sciencedaily that caught my eye:

Mango Seeds May Protect Against Deadly Food Bacteria

It's not super Latino-related, but I always like to know random things about food I eat and I thought maybe you might, too.
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Ricardo Montalban [
Sunday, Aug 2nd - 3:25 am

[ mood | cold ]

I just heard this quote and had to share:

In several interviews and public speeches, Montalbán described "the five stages of the actor" as follows:

Who is Ricardo Montalbán?
Get me Ricardo Montalbán.
Get me a Ricardo Montalbán type.
Get me a young Ricardo Montalbán.
Who is Ricardo Montalbán?

Apparently he later added after the dedication of the Ricardo Montalban Theatre:

Sixth stage, in my case because of the 'Spy Kids' movies, is, 'Wait a minute isn't that whathisface?' Seventh stage because of this theatre, people passing by a few years from now  is, 'Who the hell is that?


Thursday, Jul 30th - 9:39 pm

[ mood | amused ]


The sick Mexican husband was lying on his death bed.

He had only hours to live when suddenly he smelled tamales.

He dearly loved tamales more than anything else in the world, especially his querida Chita ’s tamales.

With every last bit of the energy left in his mind and body, the terminally ill husband pulled himself out of bed, across the floor, down the hall, and into the kitchen.

Here, his wife was removing the fresh batch of tamales from the stove top.

As he reached for one of the freshly made tamales, his Corazon, Chita , smacked him in the back of the head with a wooden spoon:

"Leave them alone, pendejo!" They're for the funeral!"

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mole! [
Saturday, Jul 18th - 6:31 pm

alright, niños, let's talk mole sauce!
first of all, which do you prefer, Doña Maria or Rogelio Bueno? or is there any other you use, i only know f those two.

myself, i prefer Doña Maria, i like that it has a darker color to it, so i think it's made with roasted chiles and has a better, smoky flavor. also, do you guys prepare it a special way or just follow directions on the frasquito?

when i make it, i use about half and 1 can of chicken broth. then i add a couple spoonfuls of peanut butter and keep pouring in sugar until it tastes "just right." it's usually about 4 or 6 teaspoons, depending on how much mole i'm using. how do you make your mole?

i would make my own mole but i don't know how cos my mom always used the pre-made stuff. i'd like to learn how to make it from scratch so if anyone has a great recipe that they have used and love, feel free to share :)
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