You Cruise, You Lose
By Jessica Cassyle Carr
Traffic congestion Downtown could get a whole lot more citation-y as the City Council considers a resolution to create no-cruising zones. The clampdown began when Mayor Martin Chavez signed the Cruising on Public Streets Ordinance in May, and since then the city has been researching Downtown traffic patterns (you may have noticed the little white boxes on Central, Gold and Copper a couple weeks ago). With this latest resolution sponsored by City Councilor Craig Loy, any motorist spotted passing the same traffic control point three times within a two-hour period during designated hours could be nailed with a citation, unless you live or work in the area.
By Tim McGivern
Credibility gap. On Sunday, July 31, an otherwise incoherent editorial in the Albuquerque Journal offered these words on Mayor Martin Chavez' attempt to ban alcohol at all-ages shows:
The Real Side
A Howling Loophole
Councilor Sally Mayer's voter I.D. initiative is the real fraud
By Jim Scarantino
Commit voter fraud from the comfort of your home. You can rig elections while helping the environment by saving gas and preventing pollution. Take advantage of this amazing breakthrough in undermining democracy the good, old-fashioned way—by stealing it. All this can be yours for as little as one dollar and eleven cents!
Believe It When You See It
By Christie Chisholm
The Alibi recently reported ("Crossing Over," July 14-20) that Nob Hill area residents and merchants have been calling for pedestrian-friendly infrastructure along Central between Girard and Washington since 1988, but to no effect. Now, City Councilor Martin Heinrich has an estimated $500,000 set aside for improvements, some he recently acquired through city budget negotiations and some he inherited from the last councilor in his district, Hess Yntema. Heinrich said the money is allocated toward intersection redevelopment on Central at Morningside and Wellesley, including two new stoplights and two pedestrian flashers (such as those found on Central in the University area). Heinrich said all that's needed to move forward with the projects is the go-ahead from the mayor, but he's skeptical it will ever happen.
Ortiz y Pino
APS Defines Insanity
By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
Do you know the classic definition of insanity? It goes like this: When something hasn't worked in the past, isn't working now, has no chance of working in the future, but it's repeated over and over again in the faint hope that maybe, just maybe, this time it might pan out—that's nuts.
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O'Leary
Dateline: Italy—A woman has fallen prey to the oldest con in the book: phony birth control to guard against satanic impregnation by vampires. Sicilian police say a couple stole 50,000 euros (nearly $60,000) from a woman in Palermo after convincing her they were vampires who would impregnate her with the son of the antichrist if she did not pay them. For four years, a male cabaret singer and his girlfriend sold the woman pills they said would abort the antichrist's son. The pills cost the woman 3,000 euros each. According to local news agencies AGI and ANSA, police uncovered the fraud after the 47-year-old woman's family became concerned when they discovered she had spent all her savings.
The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance has been fighting to protect New Mexico's special natural places since 1997. In that time we've worked hard to successfully protect some of New Mexico's wildest public lands. For the last four years, we have been fighting to protect the beautiful grasslands of Otero Mesa. The Tularosa Basin 40-Year Water Plan has shown that under the Otero Mesa lies New Mexico's largest untapped aquifer, known as the Salt Basin Aquifer. It is a fresh water aquifer containing at least 15 million acre-feet of potable water and as much as 30 million acre-feet of recoverable water. It is also a sensitive shallow water aquifer with a large recharge area stretching from the Sacramento Mountains.
Art Fight 21: Summer Block Party
By Maggie Grimason
Live music featuring Raashan Ahmad of Crown City Rockers, Burque SOL and Sol One as well as an art market with local vendors, art auctions, an art swap and more.
Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Magic Party
By Joshua Lee
Enjoy a night of activities and giveaways leading up to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
6th Annual Frida Fiesta
By Monica Schmitt
Celebrate the life of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo with live music, a Frida Parade and a Frida birthday cake.
Albuquerque Cosplay Ball
By Maggie Grimason
A night out with local cosplayers. Enjoy skits, waltz lessons, food from Kirei cafe, a dance contest hosted by Nikoel of SenshiGomi cosplay and more.
Summer Wings, A Festival of Flight
By Monica Schmitt
Bilingual, guided walks to learn about native animals. Watch a hummingbird capture, banding and release, an insect capture, indentification and release and learn about nature journaling.
Saranga U Nara
By August March
Food and drink, a microbrew garden, an artisan market, kids' activities and live music with The Wailers headlining.
LEAP Into Science: Drip, Drip, Drop at South Valley Public Library
Learn the science behind what makes water move in different ways.
Advice From Nature at ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
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