V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012
Council Watch All Tied Up The Council kills a measure that would add four districts instead of diluting the minority voice in the city.
V.21 No.30 | 7/26/2012
News Chop up the city Councilor Isaac Benton’s district was annihilated after February’s redistricting. The region he represents includes the University area, Downtown and Barelas. With the new plan, those will be split up and tacked onto other districts, while the Westside gains a Council seat. The vote for this plan happened, as usual, along party lines. Democrat councilors oppose it, saying minority representation in the city will be diluted. So Benton’s come up with another plan. Why not increase the number of districts? The issue should be considered by the Council on Aug. 6 when meetings resume after summer break.
V.21 No.9 | 3/1/2012
Council Watch Core Dissection District 3—UNM, Downtown, Barelas—has been carved up, with pieces tacked onto neighboring districts. The move lumps most of the city’s federally designated “pockets of poverty” into one district.
V.21 No.5 | 2/2/2012
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com Newscity Growing Pains Council considers eliminating Downtown-UNM district Councilor Isaac Benton’s left-leaning region would be carved up under a Republican-backed plan, with much of it added to the North Valley district. Benton would lose his seat after the 2013 election.
V.20 No.38 | 9/22/2011
Ortiz y Pino Cities Should Gain Weight There’s an ever-increasing percentage of New Mexicans who reside in cities, not farms or ranches, not even small towns. This ought to have pushed us away from rural dominance of the Legislature. Comm Native American Heritage Month Celebration Monday, Nov 19: 10am-1:30pm Santa Fe Community College
Enjoy traditional hoop dance and dance groups followed by guest speaker A.J. Goldman presenting on his project with Lucia Palmero titled
UNCOVERING America. Words NaNoWriMo: Come Write-In Monday, Nov 19: 5:30-7:30pm Cherry Hills Library
Each write-in session begins with optional, timed writing prompt challenges to get the creative energy flowing, then continues as a free-write.
Wellness Flow Yoga Basics Monday, Nov 19: 6-7pm New Mexico School of Yoga
A perfect class for absolute beginners and those looking to refine their flow to include the postures of a basic sun salutation, beginner breathing exercises and savasana.
Wellness Heart of Recovery Meditation Group Monday, Nov 19: 6-7:30pm Albuquerque Shambhala Center
A meditation and sharing support group focused on the practice of Buddhist teachings and the 12 steps of recovery while integrating the Dharma and the basic goodness of meditation.
Song & Dance Django Festival Allstars Monday, Nov 19: 7:30-9:30pm Outpost Performance Space
Led by legendary Gypsy guitarist and violinist Dorado Schmitt, the allstars return with their unique, high-energy tribute to Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and his driving, hot jazz style.
Image via Pixabay Comm Dragon Lights Albuquerque Tuesday, Nov 20: 6-10pm Expo New Mexico
Formerly known as the Chinese Lantern Festival, see the all new larger-than-life, fully-illuminated lanterns, Chinese cultural performances and special handicrafts.