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The Daily Word in God's credit, reactions to DOJ report and the Pope's apology

Authorities are trying to determine a cause for the explosive bus crash in Northern California that left 10 people dead and many others injured.

Stephen Colbert is going to be the new host of the “Late Show” after David Letterman announced his retirement. See what other talk show hosts had to say about it.

The Pope made a public plea for forgiveness for the “evil” some priests have committed with sexual child abuse, “a scandal that has haunted [the church] for more than two decades.”

Three educators wrote a piece on why they reject the notion of standardized tests.

Here's KRQE's breakdown of the 46-page DOJ report concerning APD violence.

Renetta and Stephen Torres, whose son was killed by APD, react to the DOJ report.

The City has paid $23 million to for wrongful death and excessive force lawsuits since 2010. And that's not including the pending cases.

The DOJ report on APD in 29 quotes.

God vs. Equifax

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The Daily Word in 'stop-and-frisk,' DiMaggios' legacy and Gilligan's leadership

A U.S. district judge has ruled New York's “stop-and-frisk” procedures unconstitutional due to unfair racial profiling.

Some luxury resort condominiums collapsed in a massive sinkhole near Disney World. So far no injuries have been reported.

After James L. DiMaggio was shot dead over the weekend, resulting in Hannah Anderson being found safe in Idaho, authorities reveal that DiMaggio's father once held a teenager at gunpoint in the '80s.

After spending a year and a half in a coma, Dutch Prince Johan Friso died this morning.

Hey Mr. DJ, is this your equipment we found on Craigslist?

Let the record show that if you wave a stun gun at your son in the front yard, you're probably going to get probation.

The city introduced a plan to provide $2.4 million a year to rebuild APD. The bill will be brought to the public at the Aug. 19 City Council meeting.

Just a few leadership lessons from Vince Gilligan, creator of AMC's “Breaking Bad.”

A woman looking to get new boobs takes to the streets!

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The Daily Word in 'stop-and-frisk,' DiMaggios' legacy and Gilligan's leadership

A U.S. district judge has ruled New York's “stop-and-frisk” procedures unconstitutional due to unfair racial profiling.

Some luxury resort condominiums collapsed in a massive sinkhole near Disney World. So far no injuries have been reported.

After James L. DiMaggio was shot dead over the weekend, resulting in Hannah Anderson being found safe in Idaho, authorities reveal that DiMaggio's father once held a teenager at gunpoint in the '80s.

After spending a year and a half in a coma, Dutch Prince Johan Friso died this morning.

Hey Mr. DJ, is this your equipment we found on Craigslist?

Let the record show that if you wave a stun gun at your son in the front yard, you're probably going to get probation.

The city introduced a plan to provide $2.4 million a year to rebuild APD. The bill will be brought to the public at the Aug. 19 City Council meeting.

Just a few leadership lessons from Vince Gilligan, creator of AMC's “Breaking Bad.”

A woman looking to get new boobs takes to the streets!

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The Daily Word in the Bulger trial, a bomb-throwing beauty queen and singing canines

The defense says he was an informant; the prosecution says he's a murderer. Bulger's trial should come to a close this afternoon.

Talk about the future in food ...

It looks like the recently crowned Miss Riverton isn't your average bombshell.

Two people were injured in a shootout that targeted the Black Berets motorcycle club. The Black Berets say “it ain't over.”

In Bernalillo County, a man was shot and killed by police on Sunday evening after threatening a deputy.

Apparently breaking into public pools for a late-night dip isn't enough …

The “Old Main” prison, which been closed for 15 years, could become “New Mexico's Alcatraz.

It seems like Daft Punk might be popular with canines as well.

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The Daily Word in BP appeals case, Roswell and Google Doodle and superhero villains

BP Lawyer cites "irreparable injustices" in how settlement payments are being handled.

Officials probe why a jet that crash landed in San Francisco was flying too slow before it hit the runway.

Authorities search for 40 missing people after a train blast in Quebec town that killed five.

Michael Allen speaks out in speculation over whether Albuquerque police could have spared his brother, Vincent Wood, who was shot multiple times on Friday night.

Albuquerque remembers Austin Hudson-LaPore.

Google Doodle and Roswell? Oh, we're there!

City planners want to make Central a little snazzier! Neon signs anyone?

First Batman ... and now Spider-Man? I thought superheroes were supposed to fight crime!

Culture

Movin’ Ain’t Easy

I’m an old school list-maker.
I’m an old school list-maker.

The art of moving … no, I'm not talking about rhythmic gymnastics or complicated yoga poses, I mean the actual art of switching residences and claiming a new territory as your personal sanctuary. Since, I'm in a perpetual moving limbo (waiting for a roommate to decide whether or not she's leaving the big, bad Burque), I've been searching Craigslist and various classifieds in search of a new home, a fresh start so to speak.

Since I'm [still] relatively new to the city, I'm not entirely knowledgeable about the various zip codes, what they entail, the good neighborhoods, the bad neighborhoods, the apartments that are low rent v. apartments that are close to a McDonalds. But, I've found that the actual practice of visiting complexes, searching the interweb, and conversing with various consultants is an adventure in and of itself.

For instance, I spoke to one consultant via phone. I couldn't really understand his name through the static, but it sounded something like Naim (I hope that's correct). Extremely excited and chipper on the phone, Naim said he had a great apartment that had been renovated, and the monthly rate was a whopping $450 (all bills included). Since this was in my price range, I jumped at the opportunity, and asked for the address. He informed me that the apartment was on Towner and Juan Tabo. Since I currently live near there, I assumed that the neighborhood would be somewhat nice, and the location seems central enough (in that there are a lot of businesses and stores in that area).

But, as I turned down Towner, what I envisioned as a picturesque resort-like complex of townhouses and pools was quickly overshadowed by streets with pot-holes, some dudes with jeans around their knees giving me the what-you-want stare, and buildings that didn't seem quite renovated. Now, I grew up in what some refer to as “the hood,” and though I rarely get skittish driving through neighborhoods that are considered treacherous for high crime rates (again, I just moved here, so I'm not making any assumptions), this didn't seem like it was for me. So, I kindly turned my car around after throwing the dudes a peace sign, and drove off. I called Naim and informed him that it wasn't for me, and slightly saddened, he just said, “Okay, thank you for calling. Let me know if you're looking for anything in the future.”

Aside from that, I've visited complexes that are within my price range, where the leasing consultants describe a complex as familial, yet tiresome (whatever that means). And I've gone to some that are out of my price range where the consultants said, “We like to keep it quiet around here.” So, no loud music? I'm sorry … next!

So, obviously, the art of moving to a new apartment is a bit like soul searching. You'll hit a few embarrassing moments (like when I jumped a curb next to the leasing office of Wyoming Place in front of the maintenance man), moments of realization (where I realized that a living room might actually be a nice amenity rather than a studio apartment the size of my roommate's closet), moments of clarity (ie. When I came to the conclusion that maybe I'm looking too soon, and should just be comfortable in my current situation). But that's too easy. And so, the search continues …

V.20 No.51 | 12/22/2011

News Bite

By Marisa Demarco

NAACP Sues the City

A local chapter of the NAACP is suing the City of Albuquerque, charging that it treats African-American employees poorly. And Jewel Hall says the city is not backing the 22nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Celebration next month.

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V.20 No.47 | 11/24/2011

Council Bite

Feast Break

By Carolyn Carlson
The Council postponed most of its business until after Thanksgiving. But councilors did manage to confirm the appointment of a city attorney, David Tourek. His résumé sports about 20 years as a government lawyer.
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The Daily Word: Sugar sugar, gas prices, Kobe Bryant

9 things rich people don't want us to know about taxes.

OK, federal government. What's the plan?

Looks like someone got fat off the financial crisis.

State Supreme Court rules Gov. Martinez overstepped her authority when she ordered two members off the labor board.

The man killed by APD was schizophrenic, says his brother.

Press tries to understand why the mom drove her kids into the Hudson River.

Albuquerque uses its nuisance ordinance to evict people too often, judge says.

Locals find other modes of transport as gas prices spike.

Kobe Bryant ordered to pay $100,000 for uttering a gay slur about a ref.

Is sugar a toxin?

People can't tell the difference between cheap and expensive wines, according to an experiment.

Vice President Biden caught on camera dozing off during Obama's deficit speech.

Oregon House Rickrolls an entire session.

News

Look Out Handbillers!

In a memo today, Chief Public Safety Officer Darren White says the city’s going to crack down on handbills.

The purpose of this memorandum is to bring to your attention the following City Ordinance which will be strictly enforced:

§ 9-8-14 THROWING OR DISTRIBUTING COMMERCIAL OR NONCOMMERCIAL HANDBILLS IN PUBLIC PLACES

No person shall throw, post or deposit any commercial or noncommercial handbill in or upon any sidewalk, street or other public places within the city. Nor shall any person hand out, post or distribute or sell any commercial or noncommercial handbill in any public place provided, however it shall not be a violation of this article for any person to hand out or distribute without charge to the receiver thereof any noncommercial handbill to any person willing to accept it in such public places.

It may be rebuttably presumed that the owner, manager, distributor, provider or responsible party of any business, product or service which is the subject of an illegally posted, thrown or deposited commercial handbill has caused the commercial handbill to be posted, thrown or deposited.

(74 Code, § 6-15-14) (Ord. 4-1992; Am. Ord. 25-2005)

According to the memo, it makes a mess when the handbills or pamphlets are thrown on the ground in Downtown Albuquerque. Read the ordinance closely though; there’s more in there than just putting fliers on windshields.

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Keeping Tabs on Restaurants

Chad didn’t check first.
Chad didn’t check first.

Maybe you ate a questionable burrito. Or you just want to make sure everything checks out, sanitation-wise, before you try a new restaurant. Even better than skimming Red or Green reports, the city has a searchable database of every restaurant and bar in town, with the results of every inspection, emergency call-in and follow-up visit right there. Try it, it’s fun!

V.18 No.38 | 9/17/2009

Dateline: Malpais

Where the Hell Am I?

By Juan Maloso

Hi, my name is Juan Maloso and I live nowhere.

I am what you call a city slicker, but my chosen line of work has taken me to small towns across America. I move more than Mongolian sheep herders. I never get to really know anyone outside of work, and before long, I move on.

Most of these locales are at the very least semi-rural and at the most, the country.

Since I was born and raised on concrete, the country is often a source of amusement—the amusement of the country residents at me.

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