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Gerald Bautista Following in his Dad’s Footsteps

Gerald Bautista Following in his Dad’s Footsteps

Many boys grow up seeing their fathers put on a suit and tie every morning and can’t wait to follow in their footsteps. Gerald Bautista watched his father, Daniel Bautista, sport the Major League Baseball pinstripes of the Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Instead of seeing his father get a […]

“Diamond in the rough” folk art in Pilsen

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“Diamond in the rough” folk art in Pilsen

Walking down the streets of Pilsen, it is common for one to come across many Mexican restaurants and varying trinket stores, each as authentic as the next. On 18th Street, Efrain Loza owns and manages Artesanias D’Mexico, a Mexican folk art and retail store. He brings the products directly from 14 different states in Mexico. […]

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Underfire heats up the stage at the Hard Rock Cafe

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Underfire heats up the stage at the Hard Rock Cafe

The crowd whispers excitedly as they gaze forward at the four band players setting up their equipment, each member just as nervous as the next. A dim purple hue illuminates the Hard Rock Cafe, all eyes focused on center stage  on Underfire. Suddenly the lead guitarist and vocalist Max Carrillo steps forward to the mic, holding it […]

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Between Friends protects victims of domestic violence

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Between Friends protects victims of domestic violence

Court Advocacy Coordinator Megan Rose spends three days a week at court. She faces criminals on a regular basis, protecting her clients in court in ways they are not able to. Her clients are generally women and children, her job is to protect those affected by domestic violence. Standing alongside them every step of the way, she acts […]

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