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Food vloggers Mantry say the best taqueria in New York is Taco Mix, uptown in East Harlem, where tacos are so good that they rival California comida. Come for the al pastor and stay for the lengua! [Mild profanity.]

NYC pochos: Have you been to this place?

Celeb chef and lifestyle guru Marisol’s ‘Day of Self-Care’ (video)

by Comic Saenz August 24, 2017 Cultura
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Celebrity chef and lifestyle guru Marisol takes time off from the Pinche Rata Race for A Day of Self-Care — and you can too! [Video by Más Mejor.]

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Tres de Asada at Taqueria La Mexicana in Long Beach (video)

by Barney Asada August 15, 2017 Cultura
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Jose Contreras of Tacos and Trifectas (he likes “the ponies”) stops by Taqueria La Mexicana at 4th and Coronado, Long Beach, Califas, and picks up tres de asada. Spoiler: He likes ’em, he really really really likes ’em! PREVIOUSLY ON TACOS AND TRIFECTAS:

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Yes indeed! That surely is a mega California burrito! (video)

by Barney Asada April 3, 2017 Cultura
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The Mega California Burrito from Sabor Taqueria y Mariscos in Oxnard, Califas, is made with “three large tortillas, generous portions of carne asada, beans, fries, grilled peppers, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and red sauce.” $25 feeds the whole family! Come for the burritos and stay for the micheladas. Or vice versa. Why is it a […]

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In London, a gringa from Califas makes Mexican queso (video)

by Barney Asada February 3, 2017 Cultura
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In Peckham, London, California expat Kristen Schnepp makes Mexican-style cheeses at the Gringa Dairy. [Video by Terra Nova.]

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OPINION: We’ve got to get back to the Hotel California

by KAT AVILA November 11, 2016 El Now
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Return your focus to powerhouse California: Don’t let post-election blues stop you in your tracks As I write this, it appears the Democrats won the popular vote but lost the presidency, and did not gain control of the House or Senate. The Democratic Party is INCLUSIVE – embracing all racial and ethnic groups and religions […]

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Remember when California had an African-Mexican governor?

by Soy Capitan November 3, 2016 Cultura
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Pio Pico, an African-Mexican, was the last governor of California under Mexican rule. His name is everywhere. There is the city of Pico Rivera, Pico Park, Pico Canyon, and, of course, Pico Boulevard. The corner of Pico and Sepulveda in West Los Angeles even has its own music video:

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City calm after white male terrorist Pokémon Go ban (video)

by María Purísima August 23, 2016 Cartoons
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(PNS reporting from SANTA CHANCLA, CA) Streets were quiet here overnight as the city’s emergency ban on Pokémon Go went into effect at midnight. Santa Chancla is the first city in California to ban Pokémon Go players within city limits, a ban authorized in response to widespread threats by white male terrorists. “Every time you […]

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The day my Mexican father met Cesar Chavez

by Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D. August 22, 2016 Cultura
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Long live the farmworkers! My late father, Salomón Chavez Huerta, first arrived in this country as an agricultural guest worker in the mid-1900s, during the Bracero Program. The Bracero Program represented a guest worker program between the United States and Mexico. From 1942 to 1964, the Mexican government exported an estimated 4.6 million Mexicans to […]

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What’s that smell? Is somebody roasting Hatch Chiles? (video)

by Barney Asada August 15, 2016 Cultura
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It’s that time of the year — Hatch Chile Season.

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‘Study Abroad’ gringa is slow to realize she’s really in Califas

by Pejibaye Staff July 15, 2016 El Now

Tip from ex-Facebook friend breaks bad news (PNS reporting from SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA) A “Study Abroad” student received some upsetting news last week when she realized nothing around her looked like the Lonely Planet guidebook she was carrying. Becky Miller, a 21-year old geography major from Louisville, KY, was scheduled to spend three months in […]

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Deported moms in Tijuana long for families, work for reform (video)

by Andalé Mono June 28, 2016 El Now
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In Dreaming in Tijuana deported mothers fight for immigration reform in the United States. The anguish of family separation has turned them into activists who promote the U.S. Latino vote from the Mexican side of the world’s “most transited” border. [Video via Univision.]

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Weeping Virgin Mary statue in Fresno draws the faithful (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés May 19, 2016 Cultura
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The statue of La Virgen de Guadalupe in Maria Cardena’s living room in the central California city of Fresno appears to weeping, and she thinks it’s a miracle. Joe Ybarra reports for KFSN: A statue of the Virgin Mary in Fresno appears to be weeping. The family who owns the statue calls it a miracle […]

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Chicano Batman: Her lipstick’s black and she no longer smiles (video)

by Soy Capitan April 29, 2016 Cultura
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Her lipstick is black, and she no longer smiles at all. It’s a sad story and a new music video from SoCal pochos Chicano Batman. PREVIOUSLY ON CHICANO BATMAN:

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Sal and Isela’s song for a farmworker: ‘Sudor (Sweat)’ (video)

by Soy Capitan March 16, 2016 Cultura
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It’s hard work, but somebody’s got to do it. Califas balladeers Sal and Isela tell the story of a farmworker in Sudor (Sweat). Mira los lyrics:

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AAA Fresno Grizzlies (aka Fresno Tacos) celebrate ‘Three Amigos’

by Comic Saenz March 11, 2016 Cultura
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Triple-A baseball team the Fresno Grizzlies will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the hit comedy Three Amigos with special caps and jerseys this summer. Last year, the Grizzlies became the Fresno Tacos for just one night. The Major League Baseball website has the story:

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Your Moment of Zen: The Biosphere of the Sonoran Desert (video)

by Bronco del Camino February 24, 2016 Cultura
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Go to full screen and serious sound to experience the the stark natural beauty of the Gran Desierto de Altar in Sonora, Mexico, which has been designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Music: Sinfonía India by Mexican composer Carlos Chávez. [Video by PALAN7HIR.] UNESCO:

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‘El Tortillero’ brought the goods to our neighborhood (video, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan February 24, 2016 Cultura
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Sal and Isela are a husband and wife duo from Lake Elsinore, California, with fond memories of El Tortillero, the guy with the grocery truck who rolled through the hood. He was hecho en Mexico, just like his mazapan, and saladitos, and pastelitos de gansito, galletitas Maria, y chocomilk and ….

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What Being Hispanic Means to Me: A Short Story (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés February 23, 2016 Cultura
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Live from her bedroom, California-native high school senior Allison Reyes explains the heartaches and joys of Being Hispanic. SPOILER: If she had to do it all over again, she wouldn’t change a thing.

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