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Ask a Mexican: How Many Generations Does It Take for Mexicans in the U.S. to Stop Speaking Spanish?

Ask a Mexican: How Many Generations Does It Take for Mexicans in the U.S. to Stop Speaking Spanish?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican:  Our grandparents came from Mexico. The entire next generation spoke Spanish. However, in my generation, almost none of us do. One cousin’s daughter does, because the cousin married a bilingual spouse.

Most white people I know have long ago lost both an awareness of what their actual eth...

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The Potted Desert Garden: Let Pots Add Color When the Plants Can't

The Potted Desert Garden: Let Pots Add Color When the Plants Can't

Tuesday, April 22, 2014  |  Marylee Pangman

It’s not only about the plants: Your pots can add a lot of interest and color to your surroundings—with or without plants!

We talked earlier this month about using succulents for your front gate pots.  However, let’s face it: Succulents can sometimes be a little boring in color, as greens and grays ec...

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Getting Back on the Job: SAGEWorks Offers Help to LGBT People 40 or Older Who Need Work

Getting Back on the Job: SAGEWorks Offers Help to LGBT People 40 or Older Who Need Work

Friday, April 18, 2014  |  Lisa Middleton

SAGEWorks has begun!

The LGBT Community Center of the Desert, aka The Center, is currently serving unemployed and underemployed LGBT adults 40 years old and up with computer training and job-skills classes. The course helps participants build the requisite skills to perform the basic tasks of a job s...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 17, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 17, 2014!

Thursday, April 17, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's special Easter edition of the Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson examines the rise of groupthink; The K Chronicles ponders the development of the self-shooting gun; The City looks at the aftermath of the Heartbleed debacle; and Red Meat has some problems while decorating Easter eggs....

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Ask a Mexican: Why Do People Use 'Latino' as a Synonym for 'Hispanic'?

Ask a Mexican: Why Do People Use 'Latino' as a Synonym for 'Hispanic'?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I like reading your articles—they are funny, sad, insightful, crude, serious and even a little provocative and antagonizing at times.

One thing I find a little antagonizing is the use of the term “Latino” as a synonym for “Hispanic”; certainly yours is not the only forum in which these ...

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The Potted Desert Garden: The Tangerine Beauty Crossvine Is Great in Desert Pots

The Potted Desert Garden: The Tangerine Beauty Crossvine Is Great in Desert Pots

Tuesday, April 15, 2014  |  Marylee Pangman

Ever since my trusted nurseryman introduced it to me years ago, the Tangerine Beauty Crossvine has been one of my absolute favorites. It can be planted in the ground and is an aggressive grower that can cover a structure in a year or two.

Planted in pots, the Crossvine is a little slower-growing—but ...

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