Up in Smoke
Details on the Zimmerman Library fire
By Marisa Demarco
A little piece of history was singed the night Zimmerman Library's basement caught fire.
The Robert Vigil Scandal: So What?
By Marisa Demarco
When journalists pursue a story, it's their job to ask themselves two important questions: “Why now?” and “so what?”
Fighting Like Cats and Dogs
By Laura Sanchez
At the May 1 City Council meeting, citizens packed the underground chamber to argue over Councilor Sally Mayer's long-deferred, massive HEART ordinance designed to control treatment of animals in the city. Meanwhile, up on Civic Plaza, "Day Without an Immigrant" marchers filtered in from Tiguex Park, a film company's trucks ringed the plaza and the Convention Center was actually busy.
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
Dateline: The Philippines—Although he claimed he could see the future, an eccentric Filipino judge was surprised recently when he was fired by the country’s Supreme Court. “They should not have dismissed me for what I believed,” Florentino Floro, a trial judge in the capital’s Malabon northern suburb, told reporters after filing his appeal. Floro was sacked last month and fined 40,000 pesos ($780) after a three-year investigation found he was incompetent, had shown bias in a case he was trying and had criticized court procedure. In addition to his ability to see into the future, the judge told investigators that three invisible mystic dwarves named Armand, Luis and Angel helped him carry out healing sessions during breaks in his chambers. The Supreme Court agreed with the court clinic’s finding that he was suffering from psychosis.
[RE: Feature, “Dear Gabachos,” May 4-10]
Thank you so much for creating a healthy dialogue between “us” and “them”! After—ah, let's see—25 years here in New Mexico, it’s so refreshing to see the word “Mexican” written in print and on the front page! Ay ay ay! Being from Califas, I'm proud to know that it took a fellow UCLA Grad/Mexicano to get this out. There is so much to write about. My cousin and I have been in therapy for years, ad nauseum, over this pinche shit!
Keep up the great work. Much success to you.
Ortiz y Pino
Chalk Dust Wisdom
Teachings from a mean eraser
By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
At the all-boys school in which I spent my formative years, I several times witnessed an “education moment” take place suddenly, practically instantaneously.
Albuquerque Folk Festival
By Maggie Grimason
Learn about folk activities that include old American, New Mexican, Middle Eastern and other international traditions. Music, dance, jam sessions, storytelling and more.
Courtesy of Cerrillosstation.com
Cerrillos Station Open House
By Megan Reneau
Opening reception for paintings by renowned painter Mishcka O'Connor. Family activities including a baby farm animal coral, pop up art show, food trucks, and more. The Attitudes perform live.
Courtesy of Faye Fearless Facebook Page
Olivander's Wand Making Class for Witches and Wizards
By Reneé Chavez
Learn about the wandlore history of the Harry Potter world. Every attendee will leave the class with their very own custom designed wand.
Albuquerque Sales and Management Career Fair at Embassy Suites Hotel
Sales, retail and management employers are looking to connect job seekers with industry leading companies that are currently hiring.
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