Category Archives: Family/Culture

Tecnifícate Conference Gets Techie in Riverside

[caption id="attachment_8980" align="alignright" width="150"]Ariel Coro Ariel Coro, Founder of the Tecnifícate Conference[/caption]I had the pleasure of attending the Tecnifícate Conference Saturday, April 28 at Riverside City College. The conference series is very unique in that it reaches out to the Spanish-speaking techie entrepreneurs. Continue reading

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Social Media Shines Red with Hope for Marriage Equality

As the Supreme Court of the U.S. starts to weigh in on whether or not Proposition 8, a ban against gay marriage in California, is legal, social media is buzzing and changing color with a streams of equal sign logos. Continue reading

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Immigration Reform Bus Tour – Keeping Families Together

When I think of Comprehensive Immigration Reform I think of families. This isn’t just a policy issue.

My father was born in the U.S. but when his parent’s stay in the U.S. was no longer welcome, all of them were sent packing back to Mexico as part of a mass expatriation. Continue reading

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Big Weekend for Bless Me, Ultima Could Make a Difference #blessmeultima #latism

The film “Bless Me, Ultima” opens to a national audience this weekend after a successful run in a limited audience last Fall.

Weekend box office numbers matter, big time. If you want to see more quality Latino-themed films, set aside some time today to take your family, friends, and neighbors down to your local theater and watch this film. Strong weekend support for this movie means that it is less likely to get pulled from screens and it will once again show Hollywood that Latinos will come out to support important films Continue reading

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How to Add Ecommerce Capability to Your Pinterest Board

This video tutorial shows you how to add ecommerce capability to your Pinterest Board. To make this happen we will tie our Pinterest pins to a social media friendly ecommerce site, Gumroad. This tutorial focuses on the Pinterest side of things but I have written about Gumroad in the past. Continue reading

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What Happens When the Biggest Geek in your Family Chronicles the Holidays?

The holidays are here and this is a great opportunity to chronicle family festivities- everything from tamaladas, to holiday dinners, to post-election family squabbles, to impromptu football scrimmages. Continue reading

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Missing My Mom

I lost my mother, Maria Teresa Páramo Luna, to cancer in 1998 and saw her take her last breath. She was given six months to live when she was first diagnosed with colon cancer. She ended up living for six … Continue reading

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Hollywood Forever Picture Slideshow

Hollywood Forever Picture Slideshow Continue reading

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Hollywood Forever

This is a Flickr set from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery during its Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event. Continue reading

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Senate Vote Ends Debate on Health Care Bill

This morning’s 60-40 Senate vote clears a path towards passage of the Senate’s health care reform bill. As expected the votes were cast 100% down party lines and now may lead to a passage in the senate on Christmas Eve. Continue reading

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